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”
- Rukhsana 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”
- Deborah 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”
- Xiaorong 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
7:30 – 8:20 AM Breakfast
8:20 – 8:30 AM Chair’s Welcome: Terri Young, MD, MBA
Session I Retinal Disease // Moderator: Kimberly Stepien, MD
- 8:30 – 8:50 AM // Rukhsana Mirza, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine // Practical Applications of Optical Coherence Tomography-Angiography: A Case-Based Discussion
- 8:50 – 9:10 AM // Aparna Lakkaraju, PhD // Repurposing FDA-Approved Drugs to Prevent Complement-Mediated Injury in Models of Macular Degeneration
- 9:10 – 9:30 AM // Barbara Blodi, MD // Geographic Atrophy and Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- 9:30 – 9:50 AM // Julie Mares, PhD // Macular Carotenoid Pigment: A Modifiable, Integrated Risk Marker?
- 9:50 – 10.05 AM // Eric Nguyen, PhD // Construction of a Neurovascular Model to Screen Chemicals with Potential Adverse Vascular Effects
10:05 – 10:25 AM Break
Session II Glaucoma and Optic Nerve // Moderator: Paul Kaufman, MD
- 10:25 – 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
- 10:45 – 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
- 11:05 – 11:25 AM // Mary Ann Croft, MS // Accommodation, Presbyopia and Glaucoma: The Choroid Connection
- 11:25 – 11:45 AM // Robert W. Nickells, PhD // Regulation of Mitochondrial Dynamics by BAX: Implications for Attenuating Axonal Degeneration in Glaucoma
- 11:45 – 12:00 PM // Jennifer Faralli, PhD // Controlling Fibronectin Fibrillogenesis May Also Control IOP
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Buffet Lunch
Session III Mitochondria, Metabolism, and Immunology in Ocular Disease // Moderator: David Gamm, MD, PhD
- 1:00 – 1:20 PM // Deborah Ferrington, PhD, University of Minnesota // Bioenergetic Crisis in the Retinal Pigmented Epithelium: A Potential Link to Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- 1:20 – 1:40 PM // Janis Eells, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee // Photobiomodulation: Targeting Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Ocular Disease
- 1:40 – 2:00 PM // Curtis R. Brandt, PhD // Expression Patterns of Toll-Like Receptors in Non-Human Primate Neural Retina
- 2:00 – 2:20 PM // Zafer Gurel, PhD // Metabolic Stress and O-GlcNAc Modification Regulate the Selective Sensitivity of Retinal Vascular Cells to Hyperglycemia
- 2:20 – 2:35 PM // Nasim Jamali, BSc // Vitamin D Receptor is Essential for the Anti-Angiogenic Activity of Vitamin D
2:35 – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 3:45 PM // Keynote Speaker: Joan Miller, MD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital // Treatment of AMD Beyond VEGF
3:45 – 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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