BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track 2017

Glaucoma Fast Track 2017

This workshop offers graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty an immersive environment to learn and discuss some of the foundational knowledge and recent discoveries through close interaction with established leaders in the field. This will prepare attendees for the ISER/BrightFocus 2017 Glaucoma Symposium (October 5-8, 2017) that starts immediately after the BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track Meeting.

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October 5, 2017
Emory Conference Center
1615 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Co‐Chairs, BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track Workshop Committee

John C. Morrison, MD
Mary Wirtz, PhD

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or other early-stage scientists focusing on glaucoma research, or those who want to enter the field, can take advantage of this unique opportunity to accelerate their path towards becoming an expert in this exciting field by:

  • immersing themselves in the background knowledge and latest discoveries in glaucoma research

  • connecting with preeminent glaucoma experts and fellow early-stage researchers based in the U.S. and around the world

  • engaging in scientific debates

Speakers and Topics

Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD
Genetics and epidemiology of glaucoma

Arthur Sit, MD
Clinical diagnosis (including functional and imaging technologies) and management of glaucoma

Ernst Tamm, PhD
Anatomy, biochemistry and pathology of aqueous humor outflow

W. Daniel Stamer, PhD
Pharmacology and physiology (including model systems) of aqueous humor outflow

Claude Burgoyne, MD
Pathophysiology of glaucomatous optic nerve damage in the human and non-human primate

Shandiz Tehrani, MD, PhD
Experimental outflow obstruction to study pressure-induced optic nerve damage

Abbot F. Clark, PhD
Inducible and genetic models of glaucoma

Robert W. Nickells, PhD
Retinal ganglion cell death in glaucoma


ISER and BrightFocus Foundation are sponsoring a symposium on Basic Science Catalyzing Treatments for Glaucoma at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia on October 5-8, 2017.

The BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track, which will take place on October 5, 2017, is a pre-meeting event of the ISER/BrightFocus 2017 Glaucoma Symposium: Basic Science Catalyzing Treatments For Glaucoma, which will take place in Atlanta from October 5-8, 2017.

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