Meeting BrightFocus Fast Track BrightFocus/ISER 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
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Harvard Medical School
"Primary Open-angle Glaucoma Genetics:
Insights into a Complex Disease"

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

Ernst Tamm, MD
Institute of Anatomy
University of Regensburg
"Aqueous Humor
Outflow and Beyond - Failure of Molecular Homeostasis in Glaucoma"

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

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

Leopold Schmetterer, PhD
Department of Ophthalmology
Singapore Eye Research Institute
"Glaucoma Imaging - What We See and
What We Want to See"

Important Deadlines

June 2 Travel Award Abstracts
June 30 Regular Abstracts
Septmeber 13 Preregistration and Housing Closes

Abstract submission and Registration systems will open soon.

Session Moderators:

  • Jeff Goldberg
  • Monica Vetter
  • Claire Mitchell
  • Gareth Howell
  • Elke Lütjen-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
06:00-07:45 BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track
08:00-08:45 Plenary Lecture II

Plenary Lecture IV

Platform Session X

08:45-10:05 Platform Session II

Young Investigator Session (VI)

10:05-10:30 Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee/Heavy Snacks

10:30-12:30 Platform Session III

Platform Session VII

Platform Session XI

12:30-13:45 Lunch
Plenary Lecture VI

13:45-15:45 Platform Session IV

Platform Session VIII

15:45-16:15 Break

Break/View Posters

Break/View Posters

16:15-17:35 Platform Session I

Platform Session V

Platform Session IX

17:35-18:20 Plenary Lecture I

Plenary Lecture III

Plenary Lecture V

18:30-20:00 Reception/Dinner
Dinner/Awards Reception
20:00-21:30   Reception/All Posters