Sunday, May 7
Eye and Vision Trauma
Speakers: Randy Kardon, Toni Rex, Tom Velez, Lee Goldstein, David Eliason, Helen White, Robert Mazzoli, William Sponsel
NEI Audacious Goals Initiative Town Hall: Advancing Cellular Therapies to the Clinic
Speakers: David Gamm, Jeff Goldberg, Peter Coffey, Margaret Sutherland
Building on last year's ARVO town hall about retinal diseases amenable to regenerative therapies, the NEI Audacious Goals Initiative invites ARVO 2017 attendees to participate in a follow-up town hall meeting. This year's discussion seeks input from scientists and clinicians to identify paths for advancing potential therapies to human clinical trials. The event will comprise short introductory talks and a moderated discussion.
Monday, May 8
Update on Treatments for Diabetic Retinopathy: Clinically Relevant Results from the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR.net)
Speakers: Adam Glassman, Lee Jampol, John Wells, Jeffrey Gross, Neil Bressler, Jennifer Sun
The Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR.net) has several completed and ongoing clinical trials evaluating treatments for diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. This session will provide results from 4 DRCR.net clinical studies.
Tuesday, May 9
Study of Comparative Treatments for Retinal Vein Occlusion 2 (SCORE2): Primary Results
Speakers: Michael Ip, Ingrid Scott, Barbara Blodi
To present the rationale, design and primary results of the Study of COmparative Treatments for REtinal Vein Occlusion 2 (SCORE2), a multicenter, phase 3 clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute. SCORE2 was designed to investigate whether bevacizumab is non-inferior to aflibercept for the treatment of macular edema associated with central retinal vein occlusion or hemiretinal vein occlusion.
Wednesday, May 10
Establishing a Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System for the Nation
Speakers: David Rein, Kevin Frick, Jinan Saaddine, John Wittenborn
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Vision Health Initiative and NORC at the University of Chicago are leading the effort to establish a vision and eye health surveillance system for the nation. Working with partner organizations including Prevent Blindness, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the University of Wisconsin and others, this project will provide a resource to educate and inform policymakers, eye care providers, researchers and the general public on the state of visual health and eye care in the United States. This project will identify, collect, analyze and integrate multiple existing sources of secondary data on visual health and eye care, including national surveys, administrative claims databases, electronic health record registries and population-based studies.