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    Glaucoma 360 approaches disease from every angle

    Annual three-day event celebrates, innovates, educates in quest for a cure

     

    New Horizons Forum

    The sixth annual New Horizons Forum will be held Friday, Feb. 3. This event will invite leaders in clinical care, research, industry, financing/ venture capital, and the FDA, as well as patients, caregivers, and donors, to collaborate and exchange ideas on research innovations and advances in glaucoma.

    This mixture of attendees is one of the keys to the event’s success, Dr. Graves said.

    “We bring together all of the people who can help turn an idea into a solution for patients, from new drugs to delivery systems, surgical techniques, and diagnostics,” she said.

    The opening keynote speaker (Drs. Henry and Frederick Sutro Memorial Lecture) for the New Horizons Forum will be Joel S. Schuman, MD, chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York.

    Registration for the New Horizons Forum is $495 for physicians until Dec. 15 and $595 after that date.

     

    Educational sessions

    The first half of Saturday, Feb. 4, will feature a continuing medical education event for ophthalmologists, with faculty committed to providing useful clinical pearls that attendees can put into practice right away, Dr. Iwach said.

    Annually, more than 400 physicians from across the United States and beyond register to attend this half-day symposium, according to the organization.

    “We certainly will introduce some theory but our focus is to make it a practical meeting,” he said. “Glaucoma practitioners are being asked to do more today, and typically, unfortunately, are being paid less. This makes their time more valuable than ever and we want to provide them with a useful, productive session.”

    Keynote speaker (Shaffer-Hetherington- Hoskins Lecture) for this morning session will be Alan S. Crandall, MD. The topic will be “The Marriage of Glaucoma and Cataract.” He is presidential professor of ophthalmology and visual services, senior vice chairman, director of glaucoma and cataract; and co- director, Division of International Ophthalmology, John A. Moran Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City.

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