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ISER/BrightFocus 2017 Glaucoma Symposium
     

Join ISER and the BrightFocus Foundation for this innovative scientific program that will bring together leaders in the field of glaucoma to discuss basic catalyzing treatments for the condition.
 
The general session will consist of 56 oral abstract presentations divided into 11 platform sessions lead by expert moderators, 6 world class keynote lectures, and 65 poster presentations over the course of the three and a half day program.
 
Social and networking events will encourage informal interaction and will offer ample opportunity to refresh or form new collaborations, develop novel hypotheses, and make new friends. View detailed program information below.

Join your colleagues for this interactive, educational opportunity. Make your plans to attend, registration and housing close Wednesday, September 13. Only local registrations will be available for purchase onsite.
Registration and Housing

Registration and Housing
Close September 13


ISER/BrightFocus 2017 Glaucoma Symposium

Thursday, October 5, 4:00 PM – Sunday, October 8, 1:00 PM 

Register by September 13! Registration and Housing will not be available after this date. Only local registrations will be available for purchase onsite.

Your registration fee includes entrance to all symposium general sessions (BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track sold separately), housing for the nights of October 5, 6 and 7, 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.

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  Registration
  ISER Member Non-member
Full Meeting and Housing Package
 
$975 $1,125
Full Meeting and Housing Package –
Young Investigators
$875 $875
Local Meeting Package
 
$600 $700
Local Meeting Package –
Young Investigators
$350 $350


BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track Workshop

Thursday, October 5, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

For students, post-docs and junior faculty within 10 years of terminal degree. The BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track registration includes Fast Track sessions, breakfast, breaks, and lunch*.

  Registration
  ISER Member Non-member
BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track $150 $150

*Housing and dinner the night of October 4 are the responsibility of the attendee unless you are the winner of a travel award. Registrants for the Fast Track that need to book housing the night of October 4 should indicate as such when registering and booking housing. A credit card will be required for this night only upon check in.

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Scientific Program Schedule

The four-day program consists of the BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track workshop on Thursday and the General Session Thursday afternoon through Sunday morning. View a detailed program schedule » 

Schedule at a Glance*

 
Thursday, October 5
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track Program
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4:15 PM – 5:35 PM Platform Session I: Imaging, From Bench to Bedside
Moderators: Joel Schuman, MD and Brian Samuels, MD, PhD
5:35 PM – 6:20 PM Keynote Lecture I: Glaucoma Imaging - What We See and What We Want to See
Leopold Schmetterer, PhD
6:20 PM – 7:30 PM Welcome Reception
Friday, October 6
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Keynote Lecture II: Imaging Retinal Ganglion Cells
Balwantray Chauhan, PhD
8:45 AM – 10:05 AM Platform Session II: Clinical and Translational Studies
Moderators: Paul L Kaufman, MD and Rachel Kuchtey, PhD
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Platform Session III: Hot Topics
Moderators: Christopher Girkin, MD and Jeff Goldberg, MD
1:45 PM – 3:05 PM Platform Session IV: Animal Models
Moderators: Ted Acott, PhD and Gillian McLellan, PhD
3:35 PM – 5:35 PM Platform Session V: Genetics
Moderators: Gareth Howell, PhD and Yvonne Ou, MD
5:35 PM – 6:20 PM Keynote Lecture III: Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Genetics: Insights into a Complex Disease
Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD
6:20 PM – 7:30 PM Poster Reception
Saturday, October 7
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Keynote Lecture IV: Aqueous Humor Outflow and Beyond - Failure of Molecular Homeostasis in Glaucoma
Ernst Tamm, MD
8:45 AM – 10:05 AM Platform Session VI: Young Investigators
Moderators: Tatjana Jakobs, MD and Jeremy Sivak, PhD
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Platform Session VII: Glia
Moderators: Monica Vetter, PhD and Yang Hu, PhD
1:45 PM – 3:45 PM Platform Session VIII: Neurodegeneration
Moderators: Claire Mitchell, PhD and Colleen McDowell, PhD
4:15 PM – 5:35 PM Platform Session IX: Biomechanics
Moderators: Harry Quigley, MD and Ian Sigal, PhD
5:35 PM – 6:20 PM Keynote Lecture V: High "TEK" Solutions for Glaucoma
Susan E. Quaggin, MD
6:20 PM – 8:00 PM Gala and Awards Reception
Sunday, October 8
8:00 AM – 10:05 AM Platform Session X: Pharmacology
Moderators: Paloma Liton, PhD and Darryl Overby, PhD
10:30 AM – 12:10 PM Platform Session XI: Regeneration
Moderators: Ian Pitha, MD, PhD and Derek S. Welsbie, MD, PhD
12:10 PM – 12:55 PM Keynote Lecture VI: High Content Screening Approaches to Identify Novel Neuroprotective Agents for Glaucoma
Don Zack, MD, PhD
*subject to change
View detailed program information »
Featured Speakers and Topics

Keynote Speakers

Leopold Schmetterer, PhD

Glaucoma Imaging – What We See and What We Want to See

Balwantray Chauhan, PhD

Imaging Retinal Ganglion Cells

wiggs

Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD

Primary Open-angle Glaucoma Genetics: Insights into a Complex Disease
tamm

Ernst Tamm, MD

Aqueous Humor Outflow and Beyond – Failure of Molecular Homeostasis in Glaucoma
quaggin

Susan E. Quaggin, MD

High 'TEK' Solutions for Glaucoma
zack

Don Zack, MD, PhD

High Content Screening Approaches to Identify Novel Neuroprotective Agents for Glaucoma
Learn more about the 2017 Glaucoma Symposium »


BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track


The BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track program is open to students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty within 10 years of terminal degree and is available as an add-on during registration.
 

Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD

Genetics and Epidemiology of Glaucoma
 

Arthur Sit, MD

Clinical Diagnosis (including functional and imaging technologies) and Management of Glaucoma
 

Ernst Tamm, PhD

Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Pathology of Aqueous Humor Outflow
 

W. Daniel Stamer, PhD

Pharmacology and Physiology (including model systems) of Aqueous Humor Outflow
 

Claude Burgoyne, MD

Pathophysiology of Glaucomatous Optic Nerve Damage in the Human and Non-Human Primate
 

Shandiz Tehrani, MD, PhD

Experimental Outflow Obstruction to Study Pressure-Induced Optic Nerve Damage
 

Abbot F. Clark, PhD

Inducible and Genetic Models of Glaucoma
Learn more about the BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track »
Important Deadlines
Add ISER dates to your calendar
  • June 2 – Travel Award abstract submission closes
  • June 8 – Early registration and housing open
  • June 30 – Abstract submission closes
  • August 11 – Early registration closes
  • August 12 – Pre-registration opens
  • September 13 – Registration and housing close
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