Meeting Program

We are delighted to invite you to the ISER/BrightFocus 2017 Glaucoma Meeting taking place October 5-8, 2017 at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Join us for an innovative scientific program focused on Glaucoma.

This symposium will bring together leaders in the field of glaucoma to discuss basic catalyzing treatments for the condition. We will employ a Gordon Conference format, anticipating that the intimate setting will encourage informal interaction and will offer ample opportunity to refresh or form new collaborations, develop novel hypotheses, and make new friends.

Featured hot topics:

  • Cell Death
  • Cell Biology-Novel Aspects
  • Cytoskeletal And Contractile Mechanisms
  • Extracellular Matrix In Glaucoma
  • Growth Factors
  • Innovations In Glaucoma Imaging
  • Mechanotransduction And Beyond
  • Mechanical Factors In Glaucoma
  • New And Old Molecules
  • Protective Mechanisms
  • Regeneration
  • Regulatory Pathways
  • Role Of Glia In Glaucoma

World-class keynote speakers:


Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD
Janey_Wiggs@meei.harvard.edu
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Harvard Medical School
"Primary Open-angle Glaucoma Genetics:
Insights into a Complex Disease"

Don Zack, MD, PhD
donzack@gmail.com
Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
"High Content Screening Approaches to
Identify Novel Neuroprotective
Agents for Glaucoma"

Ernst Tamm, MD
Ernst.Tamm@vkl.uni-regensburg.de
Institute of Anatomy
University of Regensburg
"Aqueous Humor
Outflow and Beyond - Failure of Molecular Homeostasis in Glaucoma"
 

Susan E. Quaggin, MD
quaggin@northwestern.edu
Department of Medicine (Nephrology)
Northwestern University
"High 'TEK' Solutions for Glaucoma"

Balwantray Chauhan, PhD
Balwantray.Chauhan@Dal.Ca
Mathers Professor and Research Director
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Dalhousie University, Canada
"In Vivo Imaging of Retinal Ganglion Cells"

Leopold Schmetterer, PhD
leopold.schmetterer@seri.com.sg
Department of Ophthalmology
Singapore Eye Research Institute
"Glaucoma Imaging - What We See and
What We Want to See"

Session Moderators:

  • Jeff Goldberg
  • Monica Vetter
  • Claire Mitchell
  • Gareth Howell
  • Elke Lutjen-Drecoll
  • Joel Schuman
  • Ted Acott
  • Paul Kaufman
  • Tatjana Jakobs
  • Ian Sigal
  • Harry Quigley
  • Chris Girkin
 

Preliminary Program

2017 Thurs, Oct 5 Fri, Oct 6 Sat, Oct 7 Sun, Oct 8
07:00-18:00 Registration
Hotel Lobby
Registration
Hotel Lobby
Registration
Hotel Lobby
Registration
Hotel Lobby
06:00-07:45 Glaucoma Crash Course
0700-1600
Hickory Room
Breakfast
Dining Room
Breakfast
Dining Room
Breakfast
Dining Room
08:00-08:45 Plenary Lecture II
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
Plenary Lecture IV
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
Platform Session X
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
08:45-10:05 Platform Session II
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
Young Investigator Session (VI)
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
10:05-10:30 Coffee Break
Lullwater 4,5
+ Garden Overlook
Coffee Break
Lullwater 4,5
+ Garden Overlook
Coffee/Heavy Snacks
Lullwater 4,5
+ Garden Overlook
10:30-12:30 Platform Session III
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
Platform Session VII
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
Platform Session XI
(10:30-12:10)
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
12:30-13:45 Lunch
Dining Room
Lunch
Dining Room
Plenary Lecture VI
(12:10-12:55)
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
13:45-15:45 Platform Session IV
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
Platform Session VIII
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
 
15:45-16:15 Break
Lullwater 4,5
+ Garden Overlook
Break/View Posters
Lullwater 4,5
+ Garden Overlook
Break/View Posters
Lullwater 4,5
+ Garden Overlook
16:15-17:35 Platform Session I
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
Platform Session V
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
Platform Session IX
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
17:35-18:20 Plenary Lecture I
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
Plenary Lecture III
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
Plenary Lecture V
Lullwater Ballroom
Salons 1,2,3
18:30-20:00 Reception/Dinner
Reception in Hotel Lobby,
Dinner in Dining Room
Dinner
Dining Room
Dinner/Awards Reception
Dinner in Dining Room,
Reception in Hotel Lobby
(18:30-21:00)
20:00-21:30   Reception/All Posters
Lullwater 4,5
+ Garden Overlook