ISHA 2022 awarded to Dr. Katherine High, MD

10 February, 2023

On Friday, February 10, Dr. Katherine High, MD will receive the 10th International Steven Hoogendijk Award from Mayor Aboutaleb in the Citizens’ Hall of City Hall. The program starts at 3:45 PM (entry from 3:15 PM) and ends at approximately 5:30 PM.

Dr. High has a long track record in the application of Gene Therapy, in particular: the first clinical tests with an adeno-associated virus injected into a muscle, the liver and behind the retina, to cure blood clotting disorders – such as hemophilia.

During her stay in the Netherlands Dr. High will also give a public lecture on Thursday, February 9, 4:00 PM: “Highlights and hurdles in development of gene therapy for genetic disease” held in the Queridozaal of the Erasmus MC (admission free).

And on Friday, February 10, Dr. High will participate in a ‘Gene Therapy’ symposium from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Theater Hall of the Rotterdam Library, Hoogstraat 110, Rotterdam. The symposium will conclude with a lunch. The live stream of the symposium can be found at:

To participate in the symposium with lunch and/or the ceremony at the town hall, please register before Friday, February 3. via the secretariat.