International Glaucoma Risk and Disease Management Symposium (OPT0806)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Sutton Place Hotel

955 Bay Street

Toronto, ON

Symposium Description

This one day symposium for ophthalmologists will cover innovations and applications of current knowledge related to glaucomatous disease and treatment.  Practical approaches to determine the risk of developing glaucoma,  and to recognize disease progression will be addressed.  Emerging information regarding clinical signs of glaucoma and progressive disease, measurement tools and their interpretation, and management strategies regarding treatment initiation for those at risk, and for those with worsening disease will be considered in the context of day to day clinical practice.


7:00     Registration & Hot Breakfast
8:15     Opening                                           
Catherine Whiteside, MD PhD
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
8:17     Welcome                                          
Jeff Hurwitz, MD
Chair, Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences
University of Toronto
8:19     Remarks                                          
Neeru Gupta
Program Chair 
8:20     Introduction of Keynote Speaker         
Martin Steinbach, PhD 
Director, Vision Science Research Program
University of Toronto
Research for Sight Keynote Lecture
“Pathogenesis and Biology of Prion Diseases -                          
Lessons for Other Neurodegenerative Disorders”                      
Stanley B. Prusiner MD
Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine 1997
Director, Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
University of California, San Francisco
At Risk for Glaucoma?
Moderators: Drs. Neeru Gupta and Theodore Krupin
9:20    Assessing Risk - What it Means, Why it is Important,                           
and the Value of Biomarkers 
Robert N. Weinreb, MD                           
9:40    Intraocular Pressure: Does it Measure Up?  
            M. Roy Wilson MD       
10:00  Panel Discussion: Drs. Prusiner, Weinreb, Wilson
10:30  Break:
11:00   Risk Factors Needing More Attention  
             Anne Coleman MD PhD                
11:20   Estimating the Risk of Developing Glaucoma                                      
             Felipe Medeiros MD
11:40  Panel Discussion: Drs. Coleman, Medeiros, Weinreb, Greenfield
12:00  Lunch
Lessons on the Patient with Glaucoma
 Moderators: Drs. Roger Hitchings and David Greenfield
1:00     Staging the Glaucoma Patient: Why and How?                                    
             Remo Susanna MD
1:20     Measuring Optic Nerve Damage: Pearls and Pitfalls                          
             Fred Mikelberg MD
1:40     Best Kept Secrets on Visual Field Loss in Glaucoma                         
             Anders Heijl MD
2:00     Weighing in Ocular Perfusion Pressure in Clinical Practice                
             Fotis Topouzis MD
2:20     Panel Discussion: Susanna, Mikelberg, Heijl, Topouzis, Weinreb
2:45     Break
Managing the Glaucoma Patient
Moderators: Drs. Graham Trope, Robert N. Weinreb 
3:00     Is the Patient  Getting Worse?                                                                           
             Kuldev Singh MD
3:20     Stepping up Management: When and How?                                                  
             Ivan Goldberg MD
3:40     Special Treatment for Pseudoexfoliation Patients                                          
             Robert Ritch MD
4:00     Personalized Medicine: Getting Closer                                                             
             Ian MacDonald MD
4:20     Panel discussion: Drs. Goldberg, Singh, Ritch, MacDonald, Greenfield
4:40     Wrap Up                                                                                                                   
            Roger Hitchings, FRCS, FRCOphth
4:50     Future Directions                                                                                                  
             Neeru Gupta, MD, PhD
5:00     Reception
A limited block of Deluxe King rooms is being held at The Sutton Place Hotel, 955 Bay Street - $220 CAD (plus taxes) single/double.  Please direct your room requirements to the hotel reservations department stating "Glaucoma Risk & Disease Management Symposium".  Rooms at the conference rate are available until the bedroom block fills or September 23, 2008, whichever occurs first.
The Sutton Place Toronto
Telephone: 416.924.9221
Toll-free: 1.866.378.8566


Physicians Early: $195.00
Physicians Late: $245.00
Other health professionals Early: $175.00
Other health professionals Late: $225.00
Out of Town Residents /Fellows Early: $75.00
Out of Town Residents/Fellows Late: $100.00

Additional Details

  1. Poster - Glaucoma_Risk_08_Poster_Final.pdf
  2. Event Brochure / Program - Glaucoma_Risk_08_Brochure_Final.pdf


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