SILK Elsemay Björn Symposium

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ARVO building Jarmo Visakorpi auditorium, address: Arvo Ylpön katu 34




12:30 Opening of the Symposium
Hannu Uusitalo, Professor, University of Tampere

12:40 Elsemay Björn Lecture
Keith Martin, Professor, University of Cambridge, UK
Retinal ganglion cell death in glaucoma

13:15 Elsemay Björn Lecture
Leonard Levin, Professor, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Strategies to optic nerve regeneration

13:50 Simon Kaja, Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago, USA
Targeting reactive astrocytosis in glaucoma – novel opportunities for drug discovery

14:10 Coffee break

14:40 Roger Beuerman, Professor, Singapore Eye Research Institute
The role of anterior segment innervation in eye diseases

15:00 Heli Skottman, Associate Professor, BioMediTech Institute, University of Tampere
Human pluripotential stem cells as a tool for corneal regeneration

15:20 Tor Paaske Utheim, Professor, University of Oslo, Norway
Unmet Clinical Needs of Dry Eye

15:40 Closing Remarks
Hannu Uusitalo, Professor, University of Tampere

Attendance is free but registration is required by August 10, 2018  at


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Researcher Ulla Aapola, 045 322 6772