Glaucoma Fast Track 2019

Glaucoma Fast Track 2019 (researcher looking into a microscope)
BrightFocus Foundation will hold its second Glaucoma Fast Track workshop to accelerate the fight for a cure by investing in promising young scientists in the field of vision research.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 8:00 am

BrightFocus Foundation will hold the second Glaucoma Fast TrackSM to accelerate the fight for a cure by investing in promising young scientists in the field of vision research.

October 23, 2019
Emory Conference Center
1615 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Co‐Chairs, Glaucoma Fast Track Workshop Committee

  • Abbot F. Clark, PhD
  • John C. Morrison, MD

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or other early-stage scientists focused 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

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

TIMETOPICS AND SPEAKERS
7:30 AM – 7:45 AM

INTRODUCTION

Diane Bovenkamp, PhD and John Morrison, MD
 

7:45 AM – 8:30 AM

CLINICAL GLAUCOMA AND IMAGING

Joel Schuman, MD, FACS
New York University, New York, NY
 

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

HUMAN GLAUCOMA GENETICS

John Fingert, MD, PhD
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
 

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

CURRENT AND FUTURE GLAUCOMA THERAPY

Iok-Hou Pang, PhD
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort  Worth, TX
 

10:00 AM – 10:30 AMBREAK
 
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

RODENT MODELS OF GLAUCOMA

Colleen McDowell, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
 

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

PLAYERS AND PATHWAYS IN GLAUCOMATOUS OPTIC NERVE DAMAGE

Monica Vetter, PhD
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLUNCH
 
1:00 PM – 1:40 PM
(Concurrent sessions)    

MEASURING IOP AND AH DYNAMICS IN RODENTS

Moderated by John Morrison, MD and Cameron Millar, PhD

MEASURING GLAUCOMATOUS DAMAGE

Moderated by Adriana Di Polo, PhD; Rebecca Sappington, PhD; Eldon Geisert, PhD
 

1:45 PM – 2:25 PM
(Concurrent sessions) 

MEASURING IOP AND AH DYNAMICS IN RODENTS

Moderated by John Morrison, MD and Cameron Millar, PhD

MEASURING GLAUCOMATOUS DAMAGE

Moderated by Adriana Di Polo, PhD; Rebecca Sappington, PhD; Eldon Geisert, PhD
 

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

EX VIVO AND IN VIVO ANALYSIS OF GLAUCOMATOUS DAMAGE TO TRABECULAR MESHWORK

W. Daniel Stamer, PhD
Duke University, Durham, NC
 

3:15 PM – 3:45 PMBREAK
 
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

GLAUCOMATOUS   NEURODEGENERATION

Robert W. Nickells, PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
 

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

NHP MODELS OF GLAUCOMA AND BIOMECHANICS

Claude Burgoyne, MD
Devers Eye Institute, Portland, OR
 

5:15 PM – 5:45 PM

SUMMARY AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

Abe Clark, PhD and John Morrison, MD
 


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