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Initiating Innovation: Targeting the Unmet Need for Dry Eye Treatment

London, UK
Saturday, March 21, 2015


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David A. Sullivan, MS, PhD, Senior Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute, and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Kelly Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, Dean, School of Optometry, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL,


Opening Remarks
8:00 David A. Sullivan, MS, PhD



8:05 Treatment of dry eye disease, an unmet need. Harminder Dua, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK


Scope of the Dry Eye Disease Problem


8:15 Epidemiology of dry eye disease. Kelly Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD


8:45 Surgery-induced dry eye disease. José Manuel Benitez del Castillo, MD, Professor, Complutense
University of Madrid and Secretary General, Spanish Society of Ophthalmology, Madrid, Spain


9:15 Contact lens-associated dry eye disease. Mark Willcox, PhD, Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia


9:45 Panel discussion. Leonardo Mastropasqua, MD, Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescar, Italy & Florence Malet, MD, Ophthalmology Service, Centre François-Xavier Michelet, Bordeaux and Past-President, European Contact Lens Society of Ophthalmologists, Bordeaux, France


10:15 Coffee & tea break


Clinical Challenges of Dry Eye Disease


10:45 Pathophysiology of dry eye disease. Anthony Bron, MD, Professor Emeritus, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


11:15 Symptomatology of dry eye disease. Carlos Belmonte, MD, PhD, Founder, Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, and Professor, Universidad Miguel Hernández-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, and President, International Brain Research Organization, Alicante, Spain


11:45 Diagnosis of dry eye disease. James Wolffsohn, OD, PhD, Deputy Executive Dean and Deputy Dean of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University, Birmingham, UK


12:15 Panel discussion. Elisabeth M. Messmer, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany & Juha Holopainen, MD, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland


12:45 Lunch break


Treatment Challenges of Dry Eye Disease


14:15 New approaches for the treatment of dry eye disease. David A. Sullivan, MS, PhD


14:45 Regeneration of the ocular surface in severe dry eye disease. Stefan Schrader, MD, PhD, Professor and Head, Laboratory for Experimental Ophthalmology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany


15:15 Regulatory issues associated with the development of a dry eye disease drug in Europe. Gary Novack, PhD, President, PharmaLogic Development of San Rafael, California


15:45 Panel discussion. Harminder Dua, MD, PhD & Eric Gabison, MD, Deputy Head, Ophthalmology Department, Fondation Ophtalmologique Rothschild, and Professor, Fondation Ophtalmologique Rothschild & Hôpital Bichat Claude Bernard, Paris, France


Closing Remarks


16:15 Kelly Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD

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