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Looking forward to the World Glaucoma Congress in Melbourne

Winifred Nolan

The World Glaucoma Association looks forward to welcoming ophthalmologists and allied health professionals to the World Glaucoma Congress 2019, which will take place from March 27-30, 2019 in Melbourne.

The scientific program comprises a stimulating mix of symposiums, courses, posters and rapid-fire presentations covering topics from the basic science and genetics of glaucoma, to the latest developments in medical and surgical management of glaucoma.

Emerging new topics will include: potential applications of artificial intelligence to glaucoma management, the role of the mitochondria in glaucoma pathogenesis, and the use of large data sets in glaucoma research. Symposiums and courses will provide an update on the latest results from laser and surgical treatment trials, practical tips on glaucoma surgery, and the impact of glaucoma on patients/challenges of providing a service in different global settings. There will be debates on angle closure, normal-tension glaucoma, pediatric glaucoma and imaging.

In parallel to these sessions there will be opportunities to take part in a poster walk with leading glaucoma experts, and participate in surgical wet lab training.

A globally diverse faculty of experts in glaucoma research and clinical practice will come together to share their knowledge and insight in what promises to be an exciting and interesting meeting.

Winifred Nolan
Chair Program Planning Committee WGC-2019

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