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PROGRAM SCHEDULE


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THURSDAY, MARCH 7


WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS (17:15 - 17:20)

SESSION 1 (17:20 - 18:50)
NOLA Ophthalmic Research
(Moderators: Nicholas Bazan and Partha Bhattacharjee)




FRIDAY, MARCH 8


SESSION 2 (8:30 - 10:00)
New Approaches for Treating Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
(Moderators: Cathy Bowes-Rickman and James Handa)


SESSION 3 (10:20 - 11:50)
Inflammation in Retinal Degenerative Diseases: Immune Therapy
(Moderators: Heping Xu and Claudio Bucolo)


LUNCH SYMPOSIUM: TBD (11:50 - 13:00)

Topics to be announced


SESSION 4 (13:00 - 14:30)
Gene Therapy Approaches in Treating Eye Diseases
(Moderators: Jijing Pang and Alfred Lewin)


SESSION 5 (14:50 - 16:20)
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR SESSION
(Moderators: Malinda Fitzgerald and Monica Jablonski)

Presenters will be selected from the submitted abstracts


AOPT GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING (16:20 - 17:20)
for AOPT members

POSTER SESSION (17:30 - 19:00)
(Moderators: Maria Reinoso and Juana Gallar)




SATURDAY, MARCH 9


SESSION 6 (8:30 - 10:00)
Therapeutic Modalities in Ophthalmology
(Moderators: Ashwath Jayagopal and Dan Stamer)


SESSION 7 (10:20 - 11:50)
Latest Development in Neuroprotection for Glaucoma
(Moderators: Ganesh Prasanna and Adriana DiPolo)


LUNCH-N-LEARN ROUNDTABLE (11:50 - 13:00)

Topics to be announced


SESSION 8 (13:00 - 14:30)
Drug Discovery and Development of Novel Ocular Therapeutics
(Moderators: Carol Toris and Iok-Hou Pang)


SESSION 9 (14:50 - 16:20)
Advances in Ophthalmic Drug Delivery
(Moderators: Chris Wildsoet and David Waterbury)


PANEL DISCUSSION (16:20 - 16:50)
Topic to be announced
(Moderators: TBA)


KEYNOTE ADDRESS (17:00 - 18:20)
(Moderator: Thomas Yorio)
BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARDENED MESHWORK: THE DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT OF RHOPRESSA (Casey Kopczynski)




SUNDAY, MARCH 10


SESSION 10 (8:30 - 10:00)
What Every Ophthalmologist Needs to Know About the FDA
(Moderators: Jayne Weiss)


SESSION 11 (10:20 - 11:50)
Hot Topics from Abstract Submission
(Moderators: Shusheng Wang and Bo Lei)


LUNCH-N-LEARN ROUNDTABLE (11:50 - 13:00)

Topics to be announced


SESSION 12 (13:00 - 14:30)
Disruptive Technologies: Ophthalmic Tools and Methods that Have Changed the Ways We See the Eye
(Moderators: Cheryl Rowe-Rendleman and Randolph Glickman)


SESSION 13 (14:50 - 16:20)
Novel Therapies for Corneal Diseases
(Moderators: Claudio Bucolo and Filippo Drago)


CLOSING REMARKS (16:20 - 16:40)




POSTER PROGRAM

Program and abstract book with schedules for platform and poster presentations will be made available before the conference

Poster size: 56” W x 36” H (landscape)

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