Committees

Program Chairs & Section Organizers

Program Chair
Alan Stitt

Alan Stitt

United Kingdom

Queen's University Belfast

Program Chair
Roy Quinlan

Roy Quinlan

United Kingdom

University of Durham

Section Organizers

Glaucoma – Augusto Auzara-Blanco (Queen’s Belfast; a.azuara-blanco@qub.ac.uk) and Colm O’Brien (Ireland; cobrien@mater.ie);

Lens – Michael Wormstone (Norwich; i.m.wormstone@uea.ac.uk)

Cornea and Ocular Surface – Tara Moore (Northern Ireland; t.moore@ulster.ac.uk), Thomas Ritter (Ireland; thomas.ritter@nuigalway.ie) and  Andrew Nesbit (a.nesbit@ulster.ac.uk)

Ocular Immunology – Heping Xu (Queen’s Belfast; heping.xu@qub.ac.uk) and Florian Sennalaub (florian.sennlaub@gmail.com)

Ocular Imaging & Psychophysics – Brian Vohnsen (Ireland; brian.vohnsen@ucd.ie) and Jenny Reed (Newcastle; jenny.read@newcastle.ac.uk)

RPE-Choroid – Imre Lengeyl (Queen’s University; i.lengyel@qub.ac.uk), Rob Mullins (Iowa; mullinsrf@gmail.com) and Christine Curcio (christinecurcio@uabmc.edu)

Retinal cell biology – Mike Cheetham (London; michael.cheetham@ucl.ac.uk), Luminitia Paraoan (Luminita.Paraoan@liverpool.ac.uk ) and Tim Curtis (Queen’s Belfast; t.curtis@qub.ac.uk)

Epidemiology of Eye Disease and global eye health – Tunde Peto (Queen’s Belfast; T.Peto@qub.ac.uk) and Nathan Congdon (Queen’s Belfast; ncongdon1@gmail.com)

Ocular Pharmacology, Therapeutics & Drug Delivery – Brendan Kennedy (Ireland; brendan.kennedy@ucd.ie)

Ophthalmic Genetics/Genomics – Andrew Lotery (Southampton; A.J.Lotery@soton.ac.uk) and  John Fingert (Iowa; johnfingert@mac.com)


Glaucoma
Augusto Auzara-Blanco

Augusto Auzara-Blanco

United Kingdom

Professor of Ophthalmology, Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast

Glaucoma
Colm O'Brien

Colm O'Brien

Ireland

Professor of Ophthlamology, School Of Medicine, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital & University College Dublin

Lens
Michael Wormstone

Michael Wormstone

United Kingdom

Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Science, University of East Anglia

Cornea and Ocular Surface
Tara Moore

Tara Moore

United Kingdom

Research Director Biomedical Sciences, Professor of Personalised Medicine, Ulster University

Cornea and Ocular Surface
Thomas Ritter

Thomas Ritter

Ireland

Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway

Cornea and Ocular Surface
Andrew Nesbit

Andrew Nesbit

UK

Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology, Ulster University

Ocular Immunology
Heping Xu

Heping Xu

Ireland

Professor, Centre for Experimental Medicine, Queen's University Belfast

Ocular Immunology
Florian Sennlaub

Florian Sennlaub

France

Director, Department of Therapeutics, Insititut de la Vision, Paris

Ocular Imaging & Psychophysics
Brian Vohnsen

Brian Vohnsen

Ireland

Associate Professor, School of Physics, University College Dublin

Ocular Imaging & Psychophysics
Jenny Reed

Jenny Reed

United Kingdom

Professor of Vision Science at the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University

RPE-Choroid
Imre Lengyel

Imre Lengyel

United Kingdom

Senior Lecturer, Centre for Experimental Medicine, Queen's University Belfast

RPE-Choroid
Rob Mullins

Rob Mullins

USA

Martin and Ruth Carver Chair in Ocular Cell Biology, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine

RPE-Choroid
Christine Curcio

Christine Curcio

USA

Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Retinal cell biology
Mike Cheetham

Mike Cheetham

United Kingdom

Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology

Retinal cell biology
Luminitia Paraoan

Luminitia Paraoan

United Kingdom

Professor, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, The University of Liverpool

Retinal cell biology
Tim Curtis

Tim Curtis

United Kingdom

Professor, Queen's University Belfast

Epidemiology of Eye Disease and global eye health
Tunde Peto

Tunde Peto

United Kingdom

Professor of Ophthalmology, Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast

Epidemiology of Eye Disease and global eye health
Nathan Congdon

Nathan Congdon

United Kingdom

Professor of Global Eye Health, Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast

Ocular Pharmacology, Therapeutics & Drug Delivery
Brendan Kennedy

Brendan Kennedy

Ireland

Professor, Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research, University College Dublin

Ophthalmic Genetics/Genomics
Andrew Lotery

Andrew Lotery

United Kingdom

Professor of Ophthalmology, Director, Clinical Neurosciences Research Group, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, University of Southampton

Ophthalmic Genetics/Genomics
John Fingert

John Fingert

USA

The Hadley-Carver Chair in Glaucoma, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine