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

Speakers and Topics

  • Claude F. Burgoyne, MD
    Non-human Primate Models of Glaucoma and Biomechanics

  • John Fingert, MD, PhD
    Human Glaucoma Genetics

  • Colleen McDowell, PhD
    Rodent Models of Glaucoma

  • Robert Nickells, PhD
    Glaucomatous Neurodegeneration

  • Iok-Hou Pang, PhD
    Current and Future Glaucoma Therapy

  • Joel Schuman, MD
    Clinical Glaucoma and Imaging

  • W. Daniel Stamer, PhD
    Ex vivo and in Vivo Analysis of Glaucomatous Damage to the Trabecular Meshwork

  • Monica Vetter, PhD
    Players and Pathways in Glaucomatous Optic Nerve Damage

Two Breakout Sessions

Moderators and Topics

  • John C. Morrison, MD and J. Cameron Millar, PhD
    Measuring Intraocular Pressure and Aqueous Humor Dynamics in Rodents

  • Adriana Di Polo, PhD, Rebecca Sappington, PhD and Eldon E. Geisert, PhD
    Measuring Glaucomatous Damage

ISER/BrighFocus 2019 Glaucoma Symposium

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