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

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

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

  • Joel Schuman, MD
    Clinical Glaucoma and imaging

  • John Fingert, MD, PhD
    Human glaucoma genetics

  • Lok-Hou Pang, PhD
    Current and future glaucoma therapy

  • Colleen McDowell, PhD
    Rodent models of glaucoma

  • W. Daniel Stamer, PhD
    Ex vivo and in vivo analysis of glaucomatous damage to TM

  • Robert Nickells, PhD
    Glaucomatous neurodegeneration

  • Claude F. Burgoyne, MD
    NHP models of glaucoma and biomechanics

Two Breakout Sessions

Moderators and Topics

  • John C. Morrison, MD and J. Cameron Millar, PhD
    Measuring IOP and AH dynamics in rodents

  • Adriana Di Polo, PhD, Rebecca Sappington, PhD and Eldon E. Geisert, PhD
    Assessing damage in animal models of glaucoma

ISER/BrighFocus 2019 Glaucoma Symposium

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