Glaucoma Fast Track 2021

A female African American researcher looking through a microscope
BrightFocus Foundation will hold the third Glaucoma Fast Track to accelerate the fight for a cure by investing in promising young scientists in the field of vision research.

October 6, 2021
Emory Conference Center
1615 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

CoChairs, 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, took 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

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List of topics and speakers for 2021 Glaucoma Fast Track

TOPICSPEAKER

Clinical aspects of glaucoma

Danica Marrelli, OD
University of Houston

Epidemiology and public health impact of glaucoma

Anne Coleman, MD, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

Human glaucoma genetics

John Fingert, MD, PhD
University of Iowa

Glaucoma therapeutics in the pipeline & the future

Kathryn Bollinger, MD
Augusta University

OCT in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma

Linda Zangwill, PhD
University of California, San Diego

New OCT developments and application to experimental glaucoma

Yali Jia, PhD
Oregon Health and Science University

Biomechanics of optic nerve head injury in glaucoma

Thao (Vicky) Nguyen, PhD
Johns Hopkins

Biomechanics of trabecular meshwork dysfunction in glaucoma

Mark Johnson, PhD
Northwestern University

Inducible rodent models of glaucomatous optic nerve damage

Colleen McDowell, PhD
University of Wisconsin

Non-rodent models of glaucomatous optic nerve damage

Gillian McLellan, PhD
University of Wisconsin

Mechanisms of axonal injury in experimental glaucoma

Denise Inman, PhD
University of North Texas

Retinal ganglion cell injury in glaucoma

Richard Libby, PhD
University of Rochester

Experimental models to study trabecular meshwork pathology

Abbot Clark, PhD
University of North Texas

Pathogenic role of ECM in regulating AH outflow

Janice Vranka, PhD
Oregon Health and Science University


ISER BrightFocus 2021 Glaucoma Symposium - October  6 - 9 in Atlanta, Georgia

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