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2022 George Kambara, MD, Vision Science Symposium

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us virtually for the 2022 George Kambara, MD, Vision Science Symposium. This daylong virtual event will feature insightful and informative research presentations from local and regional ophthalmology experts, including:

Maureen Neitz, PhD

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Maureen Neitz, PhD, University of Washington
A Solution to the World-Wide Myopia Epidemic: A tale of translation from bench to clinic 

 

James Chodosh, PhD

James Chodosh, MD, MPH, Harvard University
COVID-19 and the Eye: Alternative Facts

 

C. Ross Ethier, PhD

C. Ross Ethier, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
Effect of peripapillary scleral stiffening on RGC loss in glaucoma

 

Maureen McCall, PhD

Maureen McCall, PhD, University of Louisville
A Meganuclease-based Gene Therapy Strategy for Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa

 

Registration is now open! Please click here to register for this exciting event. The 2022 Vision Research Symposium is supported by the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences George Kambara Education Fund and McPherson Eye Research Institute.

PROGRAM

8:20 – 8:30 AM Chair’s Welcome: Terri Young, MD, MBA

Session I Anterior Chamber Music, Moderator: Donna M. Neumann, PhD

8:30 – 9:00 AM James Chodosh, MD, MPH, Harvard University

COVID-19 and the Eye- Alternative Facts

9:00 – 9:20 AM Curtis Brandt, PhD

Tau be or not Tau be: Tau is required for efficient HSV-1 Replication in Neurons

9:20 – 9:40 AM Stuart Tompson, PhD

Sonic Hedgehog Intron Variant Associated with Cataract, Glaucoma,

and Vitreoretinopathy

9:40 – 10:00 AM Philip Mzyk, PhD

The role of endocytosis in DAMP-activated TLR4 signaling

10:00 – 10:20 AM Terri Young, MD, MBA

SVEP1 and TEK: Cellular crosstalk regulates the aqueous humor outflow pathway

10:20 – 10:40 AM Break

Session II All About Retinal Ganglion Cells, Moderator: T. Michael Nork, MD

10:40 – 11:10 AM C. Ross Ethier, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology

Effect of peripapillary scleral stiffening on RGC loss in glaucoma

11:10 – 11:30 AM Colleen McDowell, PhD

Molecular pathology of the glaucomatous optic nerve head

11:30 – 11:50 AM Robert Nickells, PhD

Mapping the mitochondria in the dendritic arbors of retinal ganglion cells

11:50 – 12:10 PM Freya Mowat, BVSc, PhD

Detecting unilateral vision loss in mice using the optomotry response

12:10 – 12:30 PM Kazuya Oikawa, BVSc, PhD

AAV2 gene delivery to feline retinal ganglion cells following intravitreal administration

12:30 – 1:10 PM Lunch Break

Session III Retinal Development and Disease, Moderator: Melanie Schmitt, MD

1:10 – 1:40 PM Maureen McCall, PhD, University of Louisville

A Meganuclease-based Gene Therapy Strategy for Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa

1:40 – 2:00 PM Nader Sheibani, PhD

Cytochrome P450 1B1: A Key Regulator of Ocular Redox Homeostasis

2:00 – 2:20 PM Raunak Sinha, PhD

Functional maturation of photoreceptors in human stem cell derived retinal organoids

2:20 – 2:40 PM Meha Kabra, PhD

Potential therapies for Kir7.1 channelopathy

2:40 – 2:50 PM Break

2:50 – 3:50 PM Keynote Speaker: Maureen Neitz, PhD, University of Washington

A Solution to the World-Wide Myopia Epidemic: A tale of translation from bench to clinic

3:50 – 4:00 PM Closing Remarks: Terri Young, MD, MBA

Details

Date:
April 8
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Chris Malina
Email:
cmalina@wisc.edu