The Programme

49th Cambridge Ophthalmological Symposium
St John’s College, Cambridge, UK

4th – 6th September 2019

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Topic: Fibrosis and the Eye

Fibrosis and the Eye

Chair: Prof Sir Peng Khaw, UK

Academic Organiser: Mr Martin Snead, UK

Accommodation – 4th and 5th September, Welcome Reception 4th September, Black-Tie Dinner 5th September

Scientific Programme

Thursday 5th September 2019
TimeTitle/topicSpeaker 
19:30 drinks, dinner 19:45Symposium Black Tie Gala Dinner
08:45Introduction Martin Snead, Cambridge, UK
09:00What is fibrosis?Phil Luthert, London, UK
09:30The fibroblast and myofibroblast Alexis Desmouliere, Limoges, France
10:00Collagen: structures and functionsSylvie Ricard-Blum, Lyon, France
10:30Coffee
11:00Why don’t foetuses scar?Patricia Hebda, Pittsburgh, USA
11:30Animal models of scarring control David Williams, Cambridge, UK
12:00Systemic scarring – lessons from aberrant responsesArdeshir Bayat, Manchester, UK
12:30Lunch
14:00Pterygium – pathogenesis and managementVishal Jhanji, Pittsburgh, USA
14:30Conjunctival fibrosisPeng Khaw, London, UK
15:00Ocular cicatricial pemphigoidJohn Dart, London, UK
15:30Tea
16:00Capsular fibrosis – basic science and pathologyMichael Wormstone, Norwich, UK
16:30Capsular fibrosis – prevention and managementOliver Findl, Vienna, Austria
17:00CLOSE

Friday 6th September 2019
TimeTitle/topicSpeaker
09:00Congenital Fibrosis of the EOMsTony Vivian, Cambridge, UK
09:30Fibrosis in dysthyroid eye diseaseMarian Ludgate, Cardiff, UK
10:00Coffee
10:30PVR - pathology Hardeep Mudhar, Sheffield,UK
11:00PVR - preventionDavid Charteris, London, UK
11:30PVR – ManagementMartin Snead, Cambridge, UK
12:00Lunch
13:30Corneal scarringTina McKay, Boston, USA
14:00Chemical injuriesHarminder Dua, Nottingham, UK
14:30Ophthalmic injuries – primary and secondary management Geoff Rose, London, UK
15:00Tea
15:30Gene therapy for wound healingMichael Ott, Hanover, Germany
16:00Molecules to medicine: Developing drugs to prevent ocular fibrosisDarren Kelly, Melbourne, Australia
16:30A Future Free from Fibrosis?Peng Khaw, London,UK
17:00CLOSE