We are delighted to invite you to the ISER/BrightFocus Glaucoma Symposium: Concepts and Breakthroughs in Glaucoma, taking place October 23-26, 2019 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 concepts and breakthroughs 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.

World-class keynote speakers:

Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, PhD
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
"Exfoliation Syndrome and Glaucoma: From Genetic Association to Disease Mechanisms"

Paul L. Kaufman, MD
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health
"Modern Regulation of Conventional Aqueous Outflow"

Ted S. Acott, PhD
Casey Eye Institute
School of Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
"The Outflow Resistance, Intraocular Pressure Homeostasis, Outflow Segmentation and Glaucoma"

Felipe A. Medeiros, MD, PhD
Department of Ophthalmology
Duke University
"Artificial Intelligence in Glaucoma: The Next Frontier"

Budd A. Tucker, PhD
Institute for Vision Research
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of Iowa
"Treating Heritable Blindness"

Adriana Di Polo, PhD
Department of Neuroscience and Ophthalmology
University of Montreal
"New Insights into Retinal Ganglion Cell Dysfunction and Damage in Glaucoma"

BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track

There will be a pre-symposium BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast TrackSM workshop which will offer attendees an immersive environment to learn and discuss some of the foundational knowledge and recent discoveries in glaucoma research through close interaction with established leaders in the field.

Visit the BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track website

Speakers / Moderators

• Diane Bovenkamp, PhD • Claude Burgoyne, MD • Abe Clark, PhD
• Adriana Di Polo, PhD • John Fingert, MD, PhD • Eldon Geisert, PhD
• Colleen McDowell, PhD • Cameron Millar, PhD • John Morrison, MD
• Rob Nickells, PhD • Iok-Hou Pang, PhD • Rebecca Sappington, PhD
• Joel Schuman, MD, FACS • Dan Stamer, PhD • Monica Vetter, PhD

Abstract Submission

We are now accepting abstracts via the online submission form through the deadlines listed below.

General Abstracts

Abstracts will be considered for poster or oral presentation. All primary authors must register for the full symposium. Deadline to submit, June 21.

Travel Award Abstracts

To be eligible for consideration of a travel award, you must be a student, postdoc within 5 years of terminal degree, or faculty within ten years of terminal degree. You must also check the box on the form that you wish to be considered for a travel award. Deadline to submit, May 24.

ISER and BrightFocus strive for full participation of women, persons with disabilities, and under-represented minorities in the meeting and encourage such individuals to attend and apply for Travel Awards.

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Important Deadlines

March 20 Abstract Submission Opens
May 24    Travel Award Abstract Submission Closes
June 5      Early Registration Opens
June 21    Regular Abstract Submission Closes
August 9   Early Registration Closes
October 1  Registration and Housing Close