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

The Programme – Thursday 5th September 2019 (accommodation included for the night before)
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 – structure and functionSylvie Ricard-Blum, Lyon, France
11:00Why don’t foetuses scar?TBC
11:30Animal models of scarring control David Williams, Cambridge, UK
12:00Systemic scarring – lessons from aberrant responsesArdeshir Bayat, Manchester, UK
14:00Pterygium – pathogenesis and managementVishal Jhanji, Pittsburgh, USA
14:30Conjunctival fibrosisPeng Khaw, London, UK
15:00Ocular cicatricial pemphigoidJohn Dart, London, UK
16:00Capsular fibrosis – basic science and pathologyMichael Wormstone, Norwich, UK
16:30Capsular fibrosis – prevention and managementOliver Findl, Vienna, Austria

The Programme – Friday 6th September 2019
09:00Congenital Fibrosis of the EOMsTony Vivian, Cambridge, UK
09:30Fibrosis in dysthyroid eye diseaseMarian Ludgate, Cardiff, UK
10:30PVR - pathology Hardeep Mudhar, Sheffield,UK
11:00PVR - preventionDavid Charteris, London, UK
11:30PVR – ManagementMartin Snead, Cambridge, UK
13:30Corneal scarringTina McKay, Boston, USA
14:00Chemical injuriesHarminder Dua, Nottingham, UK
14:30Ophthalmic injuries – primary and secondary management Geoff Rose, London, UK
15:30Gene therapy for wound healingTBC
16:00New therapeutics in fibrosis control?Peng Khaw, London,UK