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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Nasser Al-Rashid Orbital Research Colloquium

Saturday, March 10, 2018

This one-day scientific meeting assembles a broad array of research scientists and clinicians whose expertise and focus are principally directed to orbital oncology, traumatic optic nerve injury, and stem cell and biomedical innovations for immediate clinical application. The core objective of the meeting is to move the orbital research community to a more multi- and interdisciplinary scientific mindset by removing barriers and creating a conducive environment to collaborative interactions among investigators from different disciplines. The presentations will highlight cutting edge molecular biology, genomic, and proteomic approaches to better understand the molecular underpinnings of these diseases and bring the state of the art in advanced biomaterials and regenerative medicine technologies for translating research findings into clinical reality – with the ultimate aim of achieving improved visual outcomes and quality of life for orbital diseases in which effective therapy remains elusive.