Glaucoma Fast Track 2022

Glaucoma Fast Track 2022

May 24, 2022

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BrightFocus Foundation will hold the third Glaucoma Fast Track to accelerate the fight for a cure by investing in promising young scientists in the field of vision research.

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This year, speakers have been asked to refer as needed to videos of previous Glaucoma Fast Tracks in order to concentrate on new insights, pitfalls to avoid, unanswered/future questions and areas of opportunity. Therefore, all 2022 attendees are strongly encouraged to view the 2017 and 2019 videos prior to attending this year’s Fast Track.

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May 24, 2022
Emory Conference Center
1615 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Co-Organizers & Co-Chairs

Preeti Subramanian, PhD

Preeti Subramanian, PhD

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or other early-stage scientists focused on glaucoma research, or those who want to enter the field, took advantage of this unique opportunity to accelerate their path towards becoming an expert in this exciting field by:

  • immersing themselves in the background knowledge and latest discoveries in glaucoma research
  • connecting with preeminent glaucoma experts and fellow early-stage researchers based in the U.S. and around the world
  • engaging in scientific debates

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List of topics and speakers for 2022 Glaucoma Fast Track


7:45 am

Introduction of BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track

Introduction of Fast Track Speakers

Preeti Subramanian, PhD, BrightFocus Foundation

John Morrison, MD, Oregon Health and Science University

8:00 am

Clinical Glaucoma

Leon Herndon, MD
Duke University

8:25 am

Epidemiology and Public Health Impact of Glaucoma

Anne Coleman, MD, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

8:50 am

Q and A


9:00 am

Human Glaucoma Genetics

Michael Hauser, PhD
Duke University

9:25 am

Glaucoma Therapeutics in the Pipeline and the Future

Kate Bollinger, MD
Medical College of Georgia

9:50 am

Q and A


10:00 am



10:30 am

OCT in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma

Joel Schuman, MD
New York University

10:55 am

New OCT developments and application to experimental glaucoma

Yali Jia, PhD
Oregon Health and Science University

11:20 am

Q and A


11:30 am



12:30 pm

Biomechanics of ONH injury in glaucoma

Vicky Nguyen, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

12:55 pm

Biomechanics of outflow dysfunction in glaucoma

Mark Johnson, PhD
Northwestern University

1:20 pm

Q and A


1:30 pm

Inducible rodent models of glaucomatous optic nerve damage

Colleen McDowell, PhD
University of Wisconsin

1:55 pm

Non-rodent models of glaucomatous optic nerve damage

Gillian McLellan, PhD
University of Wisconsin

2:20 pm

Q and A


2:30 pm



3:00 pm

Mechanisms of axonal injury in experimental glaucoma

Denise Inman, PhD
University of North Texas

3:25 pm

RGC Injury in Glaucoma

Richard Libby, PhD
University of Rochester

3:50 pm

Q and A


4:00 pm

Experimental models to study trabecular meshwork pathology

Abe Clark, PhD
University of North Texas

4:25 pm

Cross-talk between glaucoma pathogenic signaling pathways in the TM

Weiming Mao, PhD
Indiana University

4:50 pm

Q and A


5:00 pm



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