CGS Meeting Program Subject to Change.

Thursday, January 17th

6:30PM - Pre Registration & Welcome Reception

Friday, January 18th

7:00AM - Registration & Breakfast (Paradise Terrace)

8:00AM - Opening Remarks (Paradise Ballroom)

8:10AM - Keynote Address: POAG - When Does the Typical Become Atypical

Dr. Louis Pasquale


8:40AM - Retinal Procedures and Glaucoma (Moderator: Lisa Gould)

Avastin and Glaucoma - Steven Schendel

Post Pars Plana Vitrectomy Glaucoma - Victor Penner


9:25AM - Health Break

9:50AM - Keynote Address: Treating IOP with New Mechanisms

Dr. Louis Pasquale


10:30AM - Surgical Challenges (Moderator: James Taylor)

Tube Erosion, Approach and Risk Factors - Toby Chan

Cataract SX in Presence of a Bleb - Caroline Lajoie

Bleb Dysesthesia - Aloa Mofti


11:30AM - Glaucoma Research in Canada (Moderator: Catherine Birt)

Foundation for Fighting Blindness - Mary Sunderland

Update on The Glaucoma Research Society of Canada - Graham Trope

Proposal for a Canadian NSAIDS Study - Cindy Hutnik

Proposal for a Canadian PXF Trial - Jayme Vianna


12:15PM - Lunch (Paradise Terrance)

12:45PM - 1:30PM - CGS Business Meeting (Paradise Ballroom)

1:30PM - 2:30PM - Wet Labs (Location TBD)

6:00PM - 10:00PM - CGS Reception & Dinner (Mountain Shadows Lawn)

Saturday, January 19th

7:00AM - Breakfast (Paradise Terrace)

8:00AM - Keynote Address: Artificial Intelligence - Addressing Gaps in Glaucoma Care

Dr. Louis Pasquale


8:30AM - Imaging and Glaucoma (Moderator: Bryce Ford)

OCT - Red Disease - Green Disease - Edward Moss

OCT - Angio in Glaucoma - Marcelo Nicolela


8:50AM - Glaucoma Inside and Out (Moderator: Lisa Heckler)

Teleglaucoma - How to Get Started - Kenman Gan

“The Human Side of Glaucoma Care” - Marianne Edwards


9:30AM - Keynote Address: Exfoliation Syndrome: Facts and Fiction

Dr. Louis Pasquale


9:50AM - Health Break

10:10AM - MIGS - Evolving or Dissolving? (Moderator: Hady Saheb)

Stents and Trabecular Incisions - Paul Harasymowycz

Is There a Role for iStents in Patients Other than POAG? - Michael Dorey

180 vs. 360 GATT - Patrick Gooi

Ab Externo Technique for Xen - David Yan

Innfocus Revision Data - Jing Wang

Optimal Use Protocol for MIGS - Cindy Hutnik

MIGS - Show Me the Evidence - Yvonne Buys


11:45AM - Cypass Panel


12:20PM - 12:30PM - Concluding Remarks

Dr. Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO


Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO, is Site Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens. In addition, he serves as the Vice Chair of Translational Ophthalmology Research for the Mount Sinai Health System.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Pasquale joined the Mount Sinai Health System after a 25-year career at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. There, he rose to the rank of Professor of Ophthalmology and Distinguished Scholar in Ophthalmology. In addition, he co-directed the Glaucoma Center of Excellence and directed the Glaucoma Service, the Glaucoma Fellowship Program, and the Teleretinal Program.

Dr. Pasquale has garnered international recognition for his research achievements and has given numerous named lectures and keynote presentations throughout the world. As a Principal Investigator, he has received continuous support from the National Institutes of Health since 2006. His research takes advantage of the rich resources available in the Nurses Health Study, the Health Professional Follow-up Study, and the Women’s Genome Health Study to focus on the discovery of primary prevention strategies in open-angle glaucomas. His work has highlighted environmental risk factors for exfoliation syndrome, the most common form of secondary open-angle glaucoma, and the role nitric oxide signaling plays in the pathogenesis of primary open-angle glaucoma. He has also contributed to resolving the complex genetic architecture of primary open-angle glaucoma.

Dr. Pasquale is a member of the editorial boards of PLOS One, Journal of Glaucoma, Ophthalmology Glaucoma, International Glaucoma Review, Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. He serves as Chair of the American Glaucoma Society Research Committee and is a member of the National Institutes of Health’s National Advisory Eye Council. He is the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Glaucoma Section Trustee and a Gold Fellow of ARVO.  Additionally, he is a member of the American Ophthalmological Society and the Glaucoma Research Society.

Dr. Pasquale earned his medical degree at the State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine internship at Bronx Municipal Hospital, an ophthalmology residency at Temple University Hospital, and a two-year fellowship in glaucoma at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.