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Nasser Al-Rashid Orbital Research Colloquium 2023 Translating Discovery into Clinical Care

Saturday, June 3, 2023
Program is subject to change

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 Opening Remarks: Intersection of Science and Patient Care
David T. Tse, MD, FACS and Daniel Pelaez, PhD

  Session I: Optic Nerve
9:00 Update on the Use of Hypothermia in the Acute Management of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
George Jimsheleishvili, MD

9:25 Therapeutic Hypothermia for Traumatic Optic Neuropathy
Brian C. Tse, MD
9:50 Redox Homeostasis During Optic Nerve Injury Response
Chloe Moulin
10:15 The Role of Mitophagy in Optic Neuropathy
Anh Pham, MD, PhD
10:40 Mechanotransduction and Neuroinflammation
Valery Shestopalov, PhD

11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Regulated Necrosis Mechanisms in RGCs in the Context of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury
Dmitry Ivanov, PhD

12:00 pm DNA Damage Checkpoint Kinases and Traumatic Optic Neuropathy
Benyam Kinde, MD, PhD

12:30 Molecular and Cellular Sequelae of Experimental Traumatic Optic Neuropathy: Rationales for an Early Multimodal Intervention
David T. Tse, MD

1:00 Lunch
  Session II: Novel Technologies and Applications in Ophthalmic Research
2:00 Novel Sequencing Technologies, Data Visualization, and Interpretation – A Primer
Daniel Pelaez, PhD

2:20 Apoptotic Marker Expression of Resected Lacrimal Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
Marissa Shoji, MD

2:40 Single-Cell Sequencing to Elucidate Microenvironmental Heterogeneity in Sebaceous Cell Carcinoma
Andrew Rong, MD

3:05 Spatial Transcriptomics Identifies a Specific LGACC Signature
Acadia Moeyersoms, PhD

3:25 Spatially Resolved Molecular Investigation of Perineural Invasion in Lacrimal Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
Michelle M. Maeng, MD

3:45 Closing Remarks and Adjournment