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George Kambara, MD, Vision Science Symposium

April 6 - April 7

Presented by the UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences // Please register below by March 24, 2017, as space is limited.
Keynote Speaker: Joan W. Miller, MD, FARVO – Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology; Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School; Chief of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital
Keynote Presentation: “Treatment of AMD Beyond VEGF”
 
Featured Speakers:

tRukhsana Mirza, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine presenting: “Practical Applications of Optical Coherence Tomography-Angiography:  A Case-Based Discussion”

 

 

 

tDeborah Ferrington, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Minnesota presenting:”Bioenergetic Crisis in the Retinal Pigment Epithelium: A Potential Link to Age-Related Macular Degeneration”

 

 

 

tXiaorong Liu, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine presenting: “Over-expression of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Protects Large Retinal Ganglion Cells Following Optic Nerve Crush in Mice”

 

 

THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE

t7:30 – 8:20 AM                     Breakfast
t8:20 – 8:30 AM                     Chair’s Welcome: Terri Young, MD, MBA
tSession I  Retinal Disease // Moderator:  Kimberly Stepien, MD

t8:30 – 8:50  AM                    Rukhsana Mirza, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Practical Applications of Optical Coherence Tomography-Angiography: A Case-Based Discussion
t8:50 – 9:10 AM                     Aparna Lakkaraju, PhD
Repurposing FDA-Approved Drugs to Prevent Complement-Mediated Injury in Models of Macular Degeneration
t9:10 – 9:30   AM                     Barbara Blodi, MD
Geographic Atrophy and Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
t9:30 – 9:50   AM                     Julie Mares, PhD
Macular Carotenoid Pigment: A Modifiable, Integrated Risk Marker?
t9:50 – 10.05 AM                     Eric Nguyen, PhD
Construction of a Neurovascular Model to Screen Chemicals with Potential Adverse Vascular Effects      

t10:05 – 10:25 AM                   Break
tSession II  Glaucoma and Optic Nerve // Moderator: Paul Kaufman, MD

t10:25 – 10:45 AM                   Xiaorong Liu, PhD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Over-Expression of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Protects Large Retinal Ganglion Cells Following Optic Nerve Crush in Mice
t10:45 – 11:05 AM                   T. Michael Nork, MD, MS
Effect of Hemiretinal Endodiathermy Axotomy (HEA) and Experimental Glaucoma on the Multifocal Electroretinographic (mfERG) Early Waveforms in Rhesus Monkeys
t11:05 – 11:25 AM                   Mary Ann Croft, MS
Accommodation, Presbyopia and Glaucoma: The Choroid Connection
t11:25 – 11:45 AM                   Robert W. Nickells, PhD
Regulation of Mitochondrial Dynamics by BAX: Implications for Attenuating Axonal Degeneration in Glaucoma
t11:45 – 12:00 PM                   Jennifer Faralli, PhD
Controlling Fibronectin Fibrillogenesis May Also Control IOP           

t12:00 PM – 1:00 PM               Buffet Lunch
tSession III  Mitochondria, Metabolism, and Immunology in Ocular Disease // Moderator: David Gamm, MD, PhD

t1:00 – 1:20 PM                       Deborah Ferrington, PhD, University of Minnesota
Bioenergetic Crisis in the Retinal Pigmented Epithelium: A Potential Link to Age-Related Macular Degeneration
t1:20 – 1:40 PM                       Janis Eells, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Photobiomodulation: Targeting Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Ocular Disease
t1:40 – 2:00 PM                       Curtis R. Brandt, PhD
Expression Patterns of Toll-Like Receptors in Non-Human Primate Neural Retina
t2:00 – 2:20 PM                       Zafer Gurel, PhD
Metabolic Stress and O-GlcNAc Modification Regulate the Selective Sensitivity of Retinal Vascular Cells to Hyperglycemia
t2:20 – 2:35 PM                       Nasim Jamali, BSc
Vitamin D Receptor is Essential for the Anti-Angiogenic Activity of Vitamin D

t2:35 – 2:45 PM                       Break             
t2:45 – 3:45 PM  // Keynote Speaker: Joan Miller, MD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital
Treatment of AMD Beyond VEGF
t3:45 – 4:00 PM  // Closing Remarks: Terri Young, MD, MBA

Symposium Supported by the George Kambara Education Fund and McPherson Eye Research Institute.
Click here to learn more about Dr. Kambara and his legacy from a 1999 article in JAMA: Marmor MF. The Training of George K. Kambara, MD. Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(9):1227-1235. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.9.1227.

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