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NEI Workshop to Identify Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities in Ophthalmic Genetics

June 4-5, 2009 Airlie House, Virginia

Agenda

Thursday June 4, 2009

12:00-12:30
Check-in and Registration

12:30-12:35
Welcoming Remarks, Paul A. Sieving

12:35-12:50
Introductions and Charges, Janey Wiggs and Elaine Mardis

Session 1:

Disease summaries (short and long term goals)
(Don Zack, Moderator)

12:50-12:55
Elizabeth Engle, Strabismus

12:55-1:05
Discussion

1:05-1:10
Mike Gorin, Retinal degenerations

1:10-1:20
Discussion

1:20-1:25
Anand Swaroop, AMD

1:25-1:35
Discussion

1:35-1:40
Lou Pasquale, Glaucoma

1:45-1:55
Discussion

1:55-2:00
Terri Young, Myopia

2:00-2:10
Discussion

2:10-2:15
Janey Wiggs, Lens and Cornea

2:15-2:25
Discussion

2:25-2:40
Break

Session 2:

Biological systems
(Jerry Rotter, Moderator)

2:40-2:45
Alan Verkman, Aquaporins

2:45-2:55
Discussion

2:55-3:00
Dan Goodenough, Connexins

3:00-3:10
Discussion

3:10-3:15
Simon John, Animal Models

3:15-3:25
Discussion

3:25-3:30
Robert Lavker, Stem Cells

3:30-3:40
Discussion

3:40-4:00
Break

Session 3:

Approaches and Methodologies
(Peggy Pericak-Vance, Moderator)

4:00-4:05
Alec Wilson, Population studies

4:05-4:15
Discussion

4:15-4:20
Rohit Varma, Population studies- Ocular

4:20-4:30
Discussion, Phenotypes

4:30-4:35
Lindsay Farrer, GWAS

4:35-4:45
Discussion

4:45-4:50
Elaine Mardis, Next generation sequencing

4:50-5:00
Discussion

5:00-5:05
Reid Townsend, Proteomics

5:05-5:15
Discussion

5:15-5:20
Terry Gaasterland, Bioinformatics

5:20-5:30
Discussion

Friday June 5, 2009

Session 4:

Opportunities in Ophthalmic Genetics Research:
Goals, Priorities, Approaches and Next Steps
(Janey Wiggs and Elaine Mardis, Moderators)

9:00-9:20
Don Zack, Peggy Pericak-Vance, Jerry Rotter, Summaries of Sessions 1-3

9:20-10:00
Group, Goals and Approaches

10:00-10:20
(Break)

10:20-11:30
Group, Priorities and Next Steps



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