Below is a summary of the latest news about the ARREST BLINDNESS project. Click the heading of an article to read more.

March 24, 2019

Upcoming event: symposium showcasing the results of ARREST BLINDNESS

A special interest symposium showcasing the results of ARREST BLINDNESS over the lifetime of the project will be held at the European Vision and Eye Research (EVER) Annual Congress in Nice, France in 17-19 October 2019. This is the largest eye and vision research organization and conference in Europe (EVER), a forum to reach the…

March 1, 2019

Second Reporting Period completed

A cornerstone of ARREST BLINDNESS is four clinical studies, each addressing a different cause of blindness using advanced technologies to regenerate and restore tissue. During the second of three project reporting periods, a tissue-engineered porcine collagen implant was tested pre-clinically with 6-months follow up, with positive results subsequently reported to the regulatory authority in Sweden….

February 15, 2019

ARREST BLINDNESS Annual General Assembly Meeting, Rome, Italy, 14 – 15 February 2019

The 4th ARREST BLINDNESS General Assembly meeting including all External Advisory Board members took place in Rome, on 14-15 February, 2019. Project activities, deliverables, and milestones from 2018 were reviewed. An update on the project management (WP1) and the project dissemination and exploitation (WP8) as well as update on exploitation activities from the industrial partners…

February 2, 2019

ARREST BLINDNESS results discussed during Keynote Lecture at SPIE Photonics West Conference, San Francisco, Feb 2019.

Project Coordinator Neil Lagali gave the Keynote Lecture during the SPIE Photonics West BIOS Conference in Feb 2019. Ophthalmic Technologies XXIX, San Francisco CA, USA, Feb 2-7, 2019. Keynote Lecture (Pascal Rol Lecture): Need for technologies in advanced corneal research, diagnosis, and transplantation. Please click on the image below to download the paper.

November 13, 2018

EU COST Action CA18116 – Aniridia: networking to address an unmet medical, scientific, and societal challenge (ANIRIDIA-NET), 2019 – 2023

Action Coordinator and Main Proposer: Neil Lagali 7 partners from ARREST BLINDNESS were proposers in the recently granted COST Action ANIRIDIA-NET. This COST Action will exploit results produced during ARREST BLINDNESS. The goals of ANIRIDIA-NET are: Build a large, inclusive EU network of ophthalmologists, scientists, trainees, aniridia patient organizations, industry, and special interest groups to…

September 24, 2018

Essay prize for ARREST BLINDNESS PhD student Dr. Josephine Behaegel MD

ARREST BLINDNESS PhD student and Ophthalmology Resident Dr. Josephine Behaegel MD, from the Universiteit Ziekenhuis Antwerp (UZA) wins essay prize for her reflections on clinical trials in Ophthalmology Her win: Her winning essay about the value of clinical trials:

February 23, 2018

ARREST BLINDNESS Annual General Assembly Meeting, London, the UK, 08 – 09 February 2018

The General Assembly meeting with the entire External Advisory Board members took place in London, the UK, on 08-09 February, 2018. The Day 1 meeting covered review of the project activities from 2017, update on the project management (WP1) and the project dissemination and exploitation (WP8) as well as update on exploitation activities from the…

June 30, 2017

The Summer Training School 2017 – Trainee Evaluation Form Results

At the end of last day we sent around a survey with few questions to evaluate the summer training school. As you can see in the link below, the trainees also very much appreciated the Training School and lifted it to a high scientific standard that gave them a lot of practical knowledge as well….

June 30, 2017

Summary of the Summer Training School 2017

The  Joint Summer School between Arrest Blindness and COST Joining Forces in Corneal Regeneration Research took place 13-16 June 2017 at Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. In total, 18 trainees from different countries attended the school. A series of lectures were given by internationally recognised researchers and teachers that addressed the current stages of development in…

June 30, 2017

Executive Board Meeting held on 13th of June 2017 at LiU, Linköping, Sweden

The Executive Board meets twice a year, during the General Assembly meeting and at mid year. The meeting was held on 13th of June  2017 at LiU, Linköping, Sweden. Main issues on the agenda were presentation of the progress for each work package (WP) by respective WP leader, overview of the submitted deliverables, milestones and…

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