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2021 Symposium

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the online 2021 International Usher Info Symposium.

This event is dedicated to Usher syndrome, a rare genetic disease associating sensorineural deafness, visual impairment due to retinitis pigmentosa and sometimes vestibular impairment. It will gather outstanding experts and actors (ENTs, ophthalmologists, residents, young scientists, students, patient associations) in the field of sensory disorders.

Our conference is free and open to patients and their families with a half day specially dedicated to informing patients and patient advocacy groups and will consist of :

  • International Usher info Scientific Symposium (official language: English) : from Oct. 6 to 8 2021 (3 to 7pm each day Paris time)
  • International Usher info Patient Symposium (official language: French) : on the Oct. 9 2021 (2 to 6pm Paris time)

Our event dedicated to Usher syndrome is organized in the framework of the research project LIGHT4DEAF funded by Investir l’Avenir and the French National Research Agency aiming to implement a major, concerted and interdisciplinary effort from scientists, ophthalmologists,  ENT specialists, vestibular, neuro‐cognitive and human sciences expert in order to address unmet USH patient clinical needs.

We invite you to submit your latest research for presentation and to register to the International Usher info Symposium.

Due to exceptional circumstances we will not be able to provide full accessibility for the Scientific Symposium.

French simultaneous transcription & French sign language will be offered for the Patient Symposium.

NEW: Translated-captioning into 16 languages will be kindly provided by the Usher Syndrome Coalition

 Profs. José-Alain Sahel & Christine Petit



If you submitted an abstract to the 2020 symposium prior to June 2021, you need to resubmit it here.

If you registered to the 2020 symposium prior to June 2021, you need to register again here.


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