Advance Speakers


Ruchika Batra, MBBS, FRCOphth

Consultant in Neuro-ophthalmology; Birmingham Neuro-ophthalmology Unit
University Hospitals Birmingham
Birmingham, England , United Kingdom

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Lisa Bélanger, PhD

Behavioural Change Expert, CEO

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Kapil Bharti, PhD

Senior Investigator, National Eye Institute; Adjunct Group Leader, NCATS
National Institutes of Health
Baltimore , Md

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Maj Gen (retd) Nick

Maj Gen (retd) Nick Caplin, CB

Blind Veterans UK
London, England , United Kingdon

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Michael F.

Michael F. Chiang, MD

Director, National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
Baltimore , Md

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Alastair Denniston, MA, MRCP, FRCOphth, PhD

Professor, University of Birmingham Director, INSIGHT
Health Data Research Hub for Eye Health
Birmingham, England , United Kingdom

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Jacque L.

Jacque L. Duncan, MD

Professor, Clinical Ophthalmology; Academic Director, Retina Service; Vice Chair, Clinical Trials
Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco , Calif.

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Lucy E.

Lucy E. Kehinde PhD, OD, FAAO

Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Houston College of Optometry
Houston , Tex.

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Renu Kowluru, PhD, FARVO

Professor and Director of Translational Research, Ophthalmology, Visual & Anatomical Sciences
Wayne State University
Detroit , Mich.

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Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, MSPH, MBA

Professor of Ophthalmology, Preventive Medicine & Public Health'; Associate Vice Provost Multicultural and Community Affairs
Creighton University
Omaha , Neb.

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Aparna Lakkaraju, PhD

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco , Calif.

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Sunny E.

Sunny E. Ohia, PhD, FARVO

Professor of Pharmacology; College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Texas Southern University
Houston , Tex.

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Tonia Rex, PhD, FARVO

Spencer and Marlene Hays Director in Translational Vision Research; Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Associate Vice Chair for Translational Research
Vanderbilt Eye Institute; Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville , Tenn.

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Miguel C.

Miguel C. Seabra, MD, PhD

Nova Medical School
Lisbon , Portugal

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Peter Shah, BSc (Hons), MB ChB, FRCOphth, FRCP (Edin), MA (Distinction)

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Honorary Professor of Glaucoma, Visiting Professor, University College London; Co-Director - Birmingham Institute for Glaucoma Research, Institute of Translational Medicine
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham, England , United Kingdom

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Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD, FARVO

G. W. Hale Professor and Chair, Vanderbilt Eye Institute; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Nashville , Tenn.

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Janey L.

Janey L. Wiggs MD PhD, FARVO

Paul Austin Chandler Professor of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Boston , Mass.

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Terri L.

Terri L. Young, MD, MBA, FARVO

Peter A. Duehr Endowed Professor of Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, and Medical Genetics; Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison , Wis.

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Expert Session Hosts

Claude F.

Managing career expectations

Claude F. Burgoyne, MD, FARVO

Glaucoma Specialist Senior Scientist and Van Buskirk Chair for Ophthalmic Research Director, Optic Nerve Head Research Laboratory Legacy Devers Eye Institute, Legacy Research Institute Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland , Ore.

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Thomas A.

Switching paths: is it an option?

Thomas A. Ciulla, MD, MBA

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis , Ind.

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Timothy William

Getting your first grant

Timothy William Corson, PhD

Merrill Grayson Senior Chair in Ophthalmology, Showalter Scholar and Director of Basic and Translational Research in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis , Ind.

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Kip M.

Career pathways in industry

Kip M. Connor, PhD

Head of Ophthalmology Research Unit
Lexington , Mass.

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Patricia A.

Tips for women in science

Patricia A. D'Amore, PhD, MBA, FARVO

Charles L. Schepens Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Associate Chief of Basic and Translational Research, Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Vice Chair of Basic and Translational Research, Department of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School
Boston , Mass.

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Helena Prior

Building diversity

Helena Prior Filipe, MD, MMEd

Consultant of Ophthalmology, Master in Medical Education, Hospital Egas Moniz, West Lisbon Hospitals Center, Portugal, Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Center of Interdisciplinar Investigation, Egas Moniz
Lisbon , Portugal

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Patrice E.

Running a successful research lab

Patrice E. Fort, PhD

Associate Professor Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and Molecular and Integrative Physiology Director of the Vision Research Training Program (NEI-T32)
University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center Cellular and Molecular Biology; Molecular and Integrative Physiology; and Neuroscience graduate program
Ann Arbor , Mich.

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Pearse A.

Building a successful career as a clinician-scientist

Pearse A. Keane, MD, FRCOphth

Professor of Artificial Medical Intelligence, University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology, UK, Consultant Ophthalmologist
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
London, England , United Kingdom

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Lisa A.

Work-life balance and avoiding burnout

Lisa A. Ostrin, OD, PhD, FARVO

College of Optometry
University of Houston
Houston , Tex.

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Science communication for beginners

Daisy Shu, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear, Department of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School
Boston , Mass.

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