Preliminary program

Table top setup and registration for participants and exhibitors is open on Wednesday afternoon as well. Times TBA.

Program is under development by congress chairs.

For our Social Program & Tours scroll down or click here.

September 26, 2019
07:00-17:00 Registration open
09:00–18:30 Exhibition open
08:30–10.00 Session 1
1. Medical therapy of open angle glaucoma
2. Concepts of proving neuroprotection
3. Concept of trabecular protection from bromide to rho kinase inhibitor
4. Concepts of risk factors in determining the need for treatment
10:00–10:30 Coffee Break at Exhibition area
10:30–12:00 Session 2
1. The vision of Dave Epstein: Why we need an outflow drug
2. Rho kinase inhibitors as a class: A multitude of biological effects
3. Rho kinase inhibitors in glaucoma: Basic science studies
4. Rho kinase inhibitors in Japan
12:00-14:00 Lunch Break (Industry Session 1)
14.00–15.30 Session 3
1. Clinical Studies on Netarsidil
2. Approval of Netarsadil and initial experiences with its clinical use in the US
3. Clinical studies on Netasidil combined with a prostaglandin
4. Side effects of Netarsidil
15:30–15:45 Coffee Break in exhibition area
15:45–17:15 Session 4
1. What will the future of glaucoma therapy be like? How many bottles?
2. The far future of glaucoma therapy
3. Development time lines; availability of the class; what about similar classes such as the serine kinase class
4. Questions and answers
17:30–18:30 Welcome Reception at Exhibition area
September 27, 2019
07:00–18:00 Registration open
08.00–18:30 Exhibition open
08:30–10.00 Session 5
1. The genetics of glaucoma
2. The biochemistry of trabecular and uveoscleral outflow
3. The common themes in the biochemistry of glaucoma: Misfolded proteins, cytotoxicity and trab protection
4. Glaucoma as a disease of perfusion IOP and intracranial pressure
10:00–10:30 Coffee Break in exhibition area
10:30–12:00 Session 6
1. Mitochondria and glaucoma
2. Glaucoma in Asia
3. Global prevalence of glaucoma
4. Angle closure treatment: Now and in the future
5. The biochemistry of exfoliation glaucoma: Past and future
12:00–14:00 Lunch Break (Industry Session 2)
14:00-15:30 Session 7
1. The biology of pressure fluctuation in Glaucoma
2. Glaucoma and pressure fluctuation
3. Corticosteroid induced glaucoma
4. Clinical evaluation of the optic nerve
15:30–15:45 Coffee Break in exhibition area
15:45–18:00 Poster walk session
19:00–23.00 Congress Dinner Party
September 28, 2019
07:00–15:00 Registration open
08.00–18:00 Exhibition open
08.30–10.00 Session 8
1. What do nerve hemorrhages mean and why do they occur: Implications
for vascular glaucoma
2. Optic nerve measurements
3. OCT in diagnosis of glaucoma and its relationship to Glaucoma
4. Visual field testing: New types, old types and the value of the 10–2 to
evaluate the glaucoma patient
10.30–12.00 Session 9
1. Alternative molecules in the treatment of glaucoma
2. Worldwide approaches to combined therapy
3. Practical aspects of treating patients with medications and the problems of human compliance
4. The toxicity of ophthalmic preservatives
12:00–14:00 Lunch Break (Industry Session 3)
14.00–15.30 Session 10
1. Trabeculectomy modifications for success
2. Antimetabolites and glaucoma surgery
3. The categories and future of MIGS
4. Subconjunctival to anterior chamber shunts
15:30–15:45 Coffee Break in exhibition area
16:00–17:15 Session 11
1. Suprchroidal shunts
2. Canal based surgery
3. Improvements in cyclodestruction P3, G6 and Micropulse
4. The future of neuroprotection

Social Program

The social program is under development, but will contain:

  • Welcome reception in the congress venue
  • Dinner party at a special location


Information about optional tours and local pearls will be posted closer to the congress dates.

Some Important Dates

October 15, 2018 Registration open
December 15, 2018 Poster abstract submission open
January 31, 2019 Speakers confirmed (most)
April 1, 2019 Closing poster abstract submission
April 30, 2019 Accepted poster abstracts notification
June 1, 2019 Deadline early registration fee
September 1, 2019 Deadline regular registration fee

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