ProQR Announces Expert Perspectives Conference Call Series
Initial call in the series will feature Usher syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa on June 22
LEIDEN, Netherlands & CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ProQR Therapeutics N.V. (Nasdaq:PRQR), a company dedicated to changing lives through the creation of transformative RNA therapies for severe genetic rare diseases, today announced that the Company will launch a series of Expert Perspectives calls to provide an in depth review of topics related to the Company's pipeline and platform.
The inaugural call in the series will be hosted on June 22, 2020 at 12pm EDT and will focus on Usher syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa, The call will feature a fireside chat between Aniz Girach, MD, Chief Medical Officer of ProQR Therapeutics, and Robert Koenekoop, MD, PhD of McGill University/Montreal Children’s Hospital. Drs. Girach and Koenekoop will also discuss QR-421a, ProQR’s investigational therapy for patients with Usher syndrome type 2A and retinitis pigmentosa. They will discuss the role of genetic testing and outcome measures related to visual field and visual acuity, including OCT EZ area, DAC, FST, and BCVA. Additionally, they will discuss relative significance of slowing disease progression, stabilization, and visual improvement. An Usher syndrome patient will be participating in the call to discuss her experience with the disease.
Future topics for the Expert Perspectives call series are planned, including autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa and ProQR’s RNA oligonucleotide platform and Axiomer RNA editing approaches.
Date/Time: June 22, 2020, 12-1pm EDT
Topic: Usher syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa
Following the discussion, a portion of the call will be dedicated to Q&A. The archived presentation will be available on the Company’s website for approximately 30 days following the presentation date.
Dr. Koenekoop is a Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Human Genetics and Ophthalmology at McGill University. He is also the Director of the Laboratory for Retinal Genetics and Therapeutics. Additionally, he is Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and has been involved in numerous global clinical trials for patients with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs). As a clinician-scientist, he focuses on finding genetic causes and new treatments for childhood blindness and has participated in international collaborations leading to the discoveries of multiple new IRD genes.