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ERN-EYE e-learning program on Inherited Retinal Diseases

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ERN-EYE e-learning program on Inherited Retinal Diseases

You want to learn more about Inherited Retinal Diseases with leading experts in the field?

Learn about the latest diagnostic techniques and how to diagnose complex clinical cases?

This e-learning module is for you! 30 hours of advanced teaching are provided by senior academic personalities from the most prestigious universities in Europe!

Join us to explore the complexities of Inherited Retinal Diseases, gaining a deep understanding of their genetic foundations and clinical presentations!

Whether you’re a medical professional, researcher, or student, this course offers valuable insights to enhance your practice.

Modules include online courses, clinical cases analysis, quizzes and virtual debates, to participants from ERN-EYE member and affiliated partner institutions.

Added value : the module is EACCME accredited

Why should I join?

  • Comprehensive Insights: Explore the complexities of Inherited Retinal Diseases, from their genetic basis to their clinical manifestations. Gain an in-depth understanding of these diseases.
  • Cutting-Edge Knowledge: Access the latest research and advancements in the field. Stay up-to-date with breakthroughs that are shaping the future of treatment and management.
  • Interactive Learning: Engage with video content and tests designed to enhance your understanding. Connect with experts to exchange ideas and insights.
  • Improve your practice: Whether you’re a medical professional, researcher or student, this course provides you with valuable knowledge.


The module is made of several learning phases listed here under:

  • Online courses (asynchronic and synchronic debate sessions)
  • Clinical Cases analysis
  • Quiz online and trainee presentation (virtual classrooms)
  • Debates in virtual classrooms for questions
  • Resources & Documentation to consult (reference documents, recent papers)
  • Work in small groups (small groups virtual classroom – and presentation of a clinical case from each trainee), in line with all the modules


  • Introduction to Inherited Retinal Dystrophies (IRD)
  • How to diagnose an IRD
  • How to take care of patient with IRD?
  • Genetic testing for IRDs
  • Which therapies today and tomorrow
  • Description of categories of IRDs

For whom?

  • All interested parties from ERN-EYE member and affiliated partners institutions


  • Pr Hélène DOLLFUS (Strasbourg University, France)
  • Pr Bart LEROY (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Pr Elfride DE BAERE (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Dr Lonneke HAER-WIGMAN (Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Pr Frans CREMERS (Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Dr Julie De ZAEYTIJD (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Pr Tanja COECKELBERGH (Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium)
  • Pr Katarina STINGL (Tübingen University, Germany)
  • Pr Susanne KOHL (Tübingen University, Germany)
  • Pr Isabelle MEUNIER (Montpellier University, France)
  • Dr Anne-Françoise ROUX (Montpellier University Hospital, France)
  • Dr Claire-Marie DHAENENS (Lille University, France)
  • Pr Isabelle AUDO (Sorbonne University, Paris, France)
  • Dr Christina ZEITZ (Sorbonne University, Paris, France)
  • Pr David KEEGAN (University College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Dr Markus PREISING (Universitätsklinikum Giessen und Marburg Gmbh, Giessen, Germany)
  • Dr Martina JARC-VIDMAR (Eye Hospital, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia)

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