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Moscow, November 6, 2020, 12:00 — 14:45

Webinar: Russia — Great Britain - China

IX International symposium
Focus on primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG)

About symposium

The Russian Ophthalmologist Society, Russian Academy of Sciences, Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center, Nongovernmental Ecological Organization “GREENLIGHT,” and the Russian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (RSCRS) are happy to invite you to participate in the IX International Symposium “Controversies in Glaucoma: Focus on Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma (PACG)” on November 6, 2020.

Every year, symposium “Controversies in Glaucoma” catches the interest of ophthalmologists all over the globe and attracts many participants. The symposium has been expanding and attracting more and more contributors, which has become possible through telebridges with ophthalmologists from other countries. The goal of the symposium is to expand and broaden the expertise of Russian medics in the field of glaucoma diagnostics and treatment, as well as to establish a dialog between Russian and foreign specialists on the most complicated and controversial aspects of glaucoma.

This year’s symposium will be marked by the participation of international experts from the United Kingdom (P. Foster, A. Azuara-Blanco, G. Gazzard), Hong Kong (C. Tham), and China (S. Zhang). The project is authored and coordinated by Professor Natalya Kurysheva. The telebridge will be moderated by Professor Natalya Kurysheva, Professor Boris Maluygin, and Professor Vladimir Trubilin.

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Reporter

Gus Gazzard
Gus Gazzard
the United Kingdom

S.H. Ho prof. of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Director of the CUHK Eye Centre, Honorary Chief-of-Service of the Hong Kong Eye Hospital, Deputy Director of the Shantou University/The Chinese University of Hong Kong Joint Shantou International Eye Centre, Honorary Consultant of the New Territories East Cluster Ophthalmology Service, Vice President and Fellowship Examiner at the College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong (COHK), Secretary General &CEO of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), Vice President of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS), Chair of the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI), member of the Board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association. Research interests: primary angle closure glaucoma – laser and surgical treatments, pattern and risk factors for disease progression, genetics, mechanism of angle closure, intraocular pressure fluctuations. Principal Investigator of the three multicentre randomized controlled surgical trials on the outcomes of cataract and clear lens extraction in PACG. Was awarded the inaugural Nakajima Award by the APAO and the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 2005 for his work on prevention of blindness; received the APAO Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award in 2011, the APAO Distinguished Service Award in 2013 and the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in 2016; presented the Holmes Award Lecture, the highest award for prevention of blindness in the Asia-Pacific region, at the 28th APAO Congress in 2013; presented the APAO De Ocampo Award Lecture at the APAO 2015 Congress, the highest award for excellent academic achievements in eye research.

Clement Tham
Clement Tham
Hong Kong, China

S.H. Ho Professor of Ophthalmology Visual Sciences and Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Director of the CUHK Eye Centre, Honorary Chief-of-Service of the Hong Kong Eye Hospital, Deputy Director of the Shantou University/The Chinese University of Hong Kong Joint Shantou International Eye Centre, Honorary Consultant of the New Territories East Cluster Ophthalmology Service, Vice President and Fellowship Examiner at the College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong (COHK), Secretary General &CEO of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), Vice President of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS), Chair of the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI), member of the Board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association. Research interests: primary angle closure glaucoma – laser and surgical treatments, pattern and risk factors for disease progression, genetics, mechanism of angle closure, intraocular pressure fluctuations. Principal Investigator of the three multicentre randomized controlled surgical trials on the outcomes of cataract and clear lens extraction in PACG. Was awarded the inaugural Nakajima Award by the APAO and the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 2005 for his work on prevention of blindness; received the APAO Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award in 2011, the APAO Distinguished Service Award in 2013 and the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in 2016; presented the Holmes Award Lecture, the highest award for prevention of blindness in the Asia-Pacific region, at the 28th APAO Congress in 2013; presented the APAO De Ocampo Award Lecture at the APAO 2015 Congress, the highest award for excellent academic achievements in eye research.

Paul Foster
Paul Foster
the United Kingdom

prof., Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon of Moorfields Private Eye Hospital, Council member of the International Society of Ophthalmic Epidemiology, member of the Advisory Board of the World Glaucoma Association, fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London), fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, member of the NICE Glaucoma Guidelines Committee, member of the Executive Committee, prof. of Glaucoma Studies and Theme Leader – Integrative Epidemiology &Visual Function of the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. Research interests: epidemiology, genetics and clinical management of angle-closure glaucoma; lifestyle, environment and diet and glaucoma; prevention of angle-closure glaucoma by laser surgery. The author of more than 135 scientific papers and 18 book chapters on eye disease. Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Glaucoma, British Medical Bulletin, Ophthalmic Epidemiology, Current Eye Research, Asian Journal of Ophthalmology. Recipient of the Claffy medal of the University of New South Wales (2012), Ron Lowe Medal of the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society (2007), Moorfields Eye Hospital research gold medal (2002); elected member of the Glaucoma Research Society (2002); listed in the Ophthalmologist Top 100 Power List 2016.

Xiulan Zhang
Xiulan Zhang
China

prof. of Ophthalmology and director of the Clinical Research Center at Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center (ZOC) of Sun Yet-sen University in Guangzhou (China), PI of State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology in China and the fellow of the Academy of Asia-Pacific prof.s of Ophthalmology (AAPPO), Council member of the Chinese Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, the secretary of the Chinese Glaucoma Society, the deputy secretary and Standing Committee member of the China International Exchange and Promotion Association for Medical and Healthcare’s Ophthalmological Academy, and the board member of the Asia Angle-Closure Glaucoma Club (AACGC). Research interests: clinical and basic science of glaucoma including imaging studies. Published 200 articles in international and Chinese peer-reviewed journals, including Lancet, Ophthalmology and IOVS, authored two books. Editorial board member of more than 10 Ophthalmology journals and a reviewer for more than 10 peer-reviewed journals, including Ophthalmology, IOVS, PLoS One, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Acta Ophthalmologica, Molecular Vision and Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Listed as one of the Top 100 influential people in ophthalmology in 2014; received the 2017 Achievement Award of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) and the first prize of 2009 Science &technology Development/Achievement of the Ministry of Education; rated as the outstanding teacher of Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center for 10 consecutive years.

Natalia I. Kurysheva
Natalia I. Kurysheva
Moscow, RF

Head of the Department of Eye Diseases of the Medical and Biological University of Innovation and Continuing Education of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia (FMBA), prof. of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Postgraduate Education Academy of FMBA of Russia, Head of Consultative and Diagnostic Department of the Ophthalmological Center of FMBA of Russia, member of the European Glaucoma Society (EGS) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), honorary member of the Italian Glaucoma Society, scientific supervisor and coordinator of the "Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy" Federal Target Program, the representative of the Russian board of the European Association of the evidence-based Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine. Research interests: etiology, pathogenesis, laser and surgical treatment of glaucoma, neuroprotection, angle-closure, normotensive and pseudoexfoliative glaucoma, retinal diseases. For the last 10 years, has been studying new methods for visualizing the optic nerve and retina in glaucoma, disease progression and ocular blood flow. The author of over 300 scientific works including papers in international peer-reviewed journals, monographs on diagnostics and treatment of glaucoma and ocular blood flow as well as 10 patents for inventions. Member of the Editorial Boards of National Journal Glaucoma (Russia) and Ophthalmology in Russia (Russia), a reviewer for more than 10 peer-reviewed journals, including British Journal of Ophthalmology. Awarded by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation for the development of scientific research on topical problems of fundamental and applied science in the field of education, achievements in the training of highly qualified specialists, for the introduction of new forms and methods of teaching into the educational process.

Augusto Azuarа-Blanco
Augusto Azuarа-Blanco
the United Kingdom

Clinical prof. at the Centre for Public Health in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences of Queen’s University Belfast, member of the Executive Committee of the European Glaucoma Society (2016-2020), Lead of the European Glaucoma Society Guidelines Committee, member of the 2017 NICE glaucoma guidelines, ex-president of the UK & Eire Glaucoma Society. Research interests: development of new technologies for eye diseases treatment, including innovative diagnostic tests. Chief coordinator of several international trials, such as EAGLE (a multicentre RCT comparing primary lens extraction versus laser iridotomy in patients with angle-closure glaucoma) and GATE (a UK-based multicentre diagnostic study evaluating automated imaging technologies in glaucoma), as well as a number of UK-based studies on glaucoma (TAGS and GLAURIOUS), diabetic retinopathy (DIAMONDS and EMERALD) and age-related macular degeneration (EDNA and MIRROR). The author of over 210 peer-reviewed papers, over 20 book chapters, and edited three books. Works have been cited over 5000 times and current Scopus h-index is 40. Member of the Editorial Board of several specialist journals, including the Cochrane Eye and Vision Group, EYE and Journal of Glaucoma. Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Recipient of the 2008 American Academy of Ophthalmology achievement award; honorary member of the Italian Glaucoma Society; King James IV prof.ship by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2019).

Reports

Program

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November 6, 2020
12:00 – 12:05
speaker
Welcoming speech and introductions

Natalia I. Kurysheva, Moscow, RF

12:00 – 12:05
12:05 – 12:25
speaker
PACG: epidemiology, prevalence and anatomical risk factors. do we need to change the classification?

Paul Foster, the United Kingdom

12:05 – 12:25
12:25 – 12:45
speaker
What are the mechanisms of angle closure? do we consider all of them in the clinical practice?

Xiulan Zhang, China

12:25 – 12:45
12:45 – 13:00
speaker
The special features of optic neuropathy and its progression in PACG. what is the role of local medical treatment and slt?

Natalia I. Kurysheva, Moscow, RF

12:45 – 13:00
13:00 – 13:20
speaker
Discussion

Natalia I. Kurysheva, Moscow, RF

13:00 – 13:20
13:20 - 13:40
speaker
What is a role of lpi and the clear lens extraction in angle-closure glaucoma?

Augusto Azuarа-Blanco, the United Kingdom

13:20 - 13:40
13:40 – 14:00
speaker
Surgical options for primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG).

Clement Tham, Hong Kong, China

13:40 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:20
speaker
How can we personalize the pacg treatment?

Gus Gazzard, the United Kingdom

14:00 – 14:20
14:20 – 14:45
speaker
Discussion

Natalia I. Kurysheva, Moscow, RF

14:20 – 14:45

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