Glaucoma 360: Innovation taking center stage

All events in the 2023 annual gathering, scheduled for February 2 to 4 in downtown San Francisco, California, will take place at a new venue, The Westin St Francis San Francisco on Union Square.

The Westin St Francis San Francisco on Union Square in downtown San Franciso where Glaucoma 360 will be held in 2023.

Glaucoma 360, sponsored by the Glaucoma Research Foundation, celebrates progress in research against glaucoma, recognizes leaders in the field, and fundraises to support research about this disease. All events in the 2023 annual gathering, scheduled for February 2 to 4 in downtown San Francisco, California, will take place at a new venue, The Westin St Francis San Francisco on Union Square.

The conference has 4 segments. The first is the Annual Gala, which kicks off the event. The others are the 12th Annual New Horizons Forum, the 27th Annual Glaucoma Symposium Continuing Medical Education (CME), and the 8th Annual Optometric Glaucoma Symposium.

Annual Gala

The gala takes place on February 2 from 6 PMto 9 PM PST. It is a celebration that honors outstanding leadership in ophthalmology, the inspiring achievements of individuals living with glaucoma, and the transformative generosity of the Glaucoma Research Foundation’s supporters (many of whom are patients) and their loved ones.

The following award recipients will be recognized at the gala by the Glaucoma Research Foundation for outstanding contributions to the fight against glaucoma: Santen Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd will receive the Catalyst Award for the company’s dedication to eye health; Mark A. Latina, MD, a glaucoma specialist and laser expert, will receive the Innovators Award; and Ted and Melza Barr, cofounders of the Catalyst for a Cure Initiative to Prevent and Cure Neurodegeneration, will receive the Visionary Award.

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12th Annual New Horizons Forum

This event, which take place on February 3 from 8 AM to 5 PM PST, brings together clinical, industry, financial, and FDA leaders to discuss research innovations and advances in glaucoma management. The New Horizons Forum preliminary agenda is available online.

Malik Kahook, MD, will deliver the Drs Henry and Frederick Sutro Memorial Lecture, which is titled “Sustained Drug Delivery for Glaucoma: From Promise to Reality.” Kahook is chief of glaucoma service, vice chair of translational research, and The Slater Family Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology at University of Colorado Medicine in Aurora.

This keynote address will be followed by a full day of presentations by scientists, ophthalmologists, and industry leaders on innovations in treatment and the future of glaucoma research. Some topics to be covered include treatments and devices, visual restoration, neuroprotection, funding glaucoma research, and patient management and adherence. Following the close of the forum, a reception will begin at 5:30 PM PST.

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27th Annual Glaucoma Symposium CME

This in-person symposium, which is free for ophthalmologists and ophthalmology residents and fellows, is scheduled for February 4 from 7:30 AM to 1 PM PST. The symposium’s keynote address, the Shaffer-Hetherington-Hoskins Lecture, will be delivered by Mildred M.G. Olivier, MD, who will speak on health equity in glaucoma care. Olivier is senior associate dean at Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri.

This event highlights the latest advances in glaucoma management, medications, and surgical techniques. It will include discussions on tube shunts; steroids; intraocular lens use; lifestyle changes; connections among the eye, stomach, and brain; surgical decision-making; and hypotension.

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8th Annual Optometric Glaucoma Symposium

This annual continuing education course for practicing optometrists will take place on February 4 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM PST and highlight the latest advances in glaucoma care. The event is presented by the Glaucoma Research and Education Group in partnership with Glaucoma Research Foundation.

Some of the topics to be discussed include challenges and opportunities in glaucoma care, neuroprotection, intraocular lens use, tonometry, normal tension glaucoma, and marijuana use. This in-person course is free for practicing optometrists, but advanced registration is required.

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Additional information about Glaucoma 360 is available online.

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