DOPS 2019 - "Your blind spot and beyond"

Program 2019
Friday, March 15th 2019
8:45 – 9:00 Check-in/luggage drop-off at hotel
     Mercure Hotel
     Stationsplein 29
     6512 AB Nijmegen
9:15 – 9:45 Kick off DOPS / Registration and welcome with coffee and tea
     Honig Complex
     De Bouillon
     Waalbandijk 20-22
     6541 AJ Nijmegen
09:45 – 10:00 Opening speech
10:00 – 11:00 Oral Presentations - Session 1
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:15 Oral Presentations - Session 2
12:15 – 13:00 Keynote lecture: Dr. Andries van der Meer, Human Organs-on-Chips
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Oral Presentations – Session 3
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 Keynote lecture: Prof. dr. Hans van der Steen, Normal and abnormal visual development in Children: a view across borders.
17:00 – 18:30 Workshop
18:30 – 21:00 Dinner: BBQ Firetrucks
21:00 – ..:.. Joint activity city center

Saturday, March 16th 2019
6:00 – 10:00 Breakfast and check-out
Mercure Hotel
10:00 – 10:30 Kick off DOPS with coffee and tea
Honig Complex
11:15 – 12:00 Poster session
12:00 – 13:00 Keynote lecture: Prof. dr. Hans Thijssen – Blind Spots and the View from Nowhere. Obstacles in the Search for Knowledge and Happiness
13:00 – 13:30 Award ceremony
13:30 – …:… Finish/Lunch

DOPS 2019 Committee

Chairwoman: Annet Haarman - Rotterdam MC
Myopia or nearsightedness is a sight-threatening disorder which is rising globally. We know that it is caused by a complex interplay between environmental factors and genetic variations. My PhD Project aims to identify new genes using the complex structure of families. We hope to find rare genetic variants with high impact and try to further unravel the pathophysiological mechanisms leading to myopia.

Secretary: Clair Enthoven - Rotterdam MC
My PhD project focusses on the development of myopia in childhood and adolescence. The main goal is risk profiling by identifying children with high genetic and environmental risk to develop myopia. Eventually, we want to develop recommendations for health policy to prevent children from myopia.

Treasurer: Anita de Breuk - Radboudumc
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of severe visual loss in the elderly. Both common and rare genetic variants contribute to the disease. My PhD project focuses on sub-phenotypes of AMD and on the role of rare genetic variants in AMD.

Public relations: Birgit Govers - Radboudumc
Retinal detachment is an acute disorder in which the neurosensory retina is seperated from the underlying retinal pigment epithelium. My PhD project aimes to find genetic risk factors which can explain part of the etiology. This knowledge will also help to asses a risk score for preventive therapy in the future.