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ISER/BrightFocus Glaucoma Symposium

Registration and Housing Now Open!

Registration and housing are now open for the ISER/BrightFocus Glaucoma Symposium and the BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast TrackSM workshop this October 23-26 at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

This is an all-inclusive meeting. Your registration fee includes entrance to all symposium sessions*, housing for the nights of October 23, 24 and 25, breakfast, lunch, breaks and dinner.

A local registration category is available for residents of the Atlanta metropolitan area that do not require housing, breakfast or dinner. Please contact the ISER office at to register at the local rate.

*Thursday’s BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast TrackSM registration is sold separately unless you are a travel awardee.

Registration and Housing Pricing


ISER/BrightFocus Glaucoma Symposium

Thursday, October 24, 7:00 AM – Saturday, October 26, 6:00 PM 
Your registration fee includes entrance to all symposium general sessions (BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast TrackSM sold separately), housing and dinner for the nights of October 23, 24 and 25, and breakfast, lunch, breaks on October 24–26.
  Early Registration
Jun 5–Aug 9
Aug 10–Oct 1
  ISER Member Non-member ISER Member Non-member
Full Meeting and Housing Package $1,025 $1,175 $1,125 $1,275
Full Meeting and Housing Package –Young Investigators $950 $950 $1,050 $1,050
Local Meeting Package $500 $650 $550 $700
Local Meeting Package –Young Investigators $425 $425 $475 $475

BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast TrackSM

Wednesday, October 23, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Geared for students, post-docs and junior faculty within 10 years of terminal degree, but open to everyone. The BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast TrackSM registration includes Fast Track sessions, housing for the night of October 22, dinner on October 22, and breakfast, breaks, and lunch on October 23.
Jun 5–Oct 1
  ISER Member Non-member
BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast TrackSM and Housing Package $325 $325
Local BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast TrackSM $175 $175
Get more information and register

General Abstract Submission

General abstract submission will be open until June 21. Abstracts will be considered for poster or oral presentation. All primary authors must register for the full symposium.
Submit abstract

Platform Session Moderators Announced

Michael Anderson, PhD
Terete Borras, PhD
Alejandra Bosco, DSc, PhD
Romain Cartoni, PhD
Michael Elliott, PhD
Michael Fautsch, PhD
John Fingert, MD, PhD
Mrinalini Hoon, PhD
Simon John, PhD
Elaine Johnson, PhD
Kate Keller, PhD
Mary Kelley, PhD
Krish Kizhatil, PhD
Markus Kuehn, PhD
Richard Lee, MD, PhD
Rick Libby, PhD
Raquel Lieberman, PhD
Yutao Liu, MD, PhD
James Morgan, FRCOphth, PhD
Vijay Raghunathan, MSc, PhD
Becky Sappington, MS, PhD
Bruce Shields, MD
Ernst Tamm, MD
Janice Vranka, PhD
Barbara Wirostko, MD
Gulab Zode, PhD
Keynote Speakers

Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, PhD

Exfoliation Syndrome and Glaucoma: From Genetic Association to Disease Mechanisms

Paul L. Kaufman, MD

Modern Regulation of Conventional Aqueous Outflow

Ted S. Acott, PhD

The Outflow Resistance, Intraocular Pressure Homeostasis, Outflow Segmentation and Glaucoma

Felipe A. Medeiros, MD, PhD

Artificial Intelligence in Glaucoma: The Next Frontier

Budd A. Tucker, PhD

Treating Heritable Blindness

Adriana Di Polo, PhD

New Insights into Retinal Ganglion Cell Dysfunction and Damage in Glaucoma
BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track
In addition, 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. This one-day pre-meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 23rd.

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

Visit the Glaucoma Fast Track website
Important Deadlines
June 5 – Early Registration Opens

June 21 – Regular Abstract Submission Closes

August 9 – Early Registration Closes

October 1 – Registration and Housing Close

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