Association for Ocular Circulation
Casey Eye Institute - OHSU
July 14-15, 2012
The Casey Eye Institute hosted the second annual Association for Ocular Circulation meeting July 14-15, 2012 led by David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology and biomedical engineering. Meeting organizers include Dr. Leopold Schmetterer (President of AOC) Medical University of Vienna, Austria; Dr. Georg Michelson, Friedrich Alexander University, Germany; and Dr. Christopher Hudson, University of Waterloo, Canada.
Organizers honored Dr. Douglas R. Anderson, MD, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Miami, with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the role of ocular blood flow in glaucoma.
More than 70 researchers from around the world, including those from Peking Union Medical College Hospital (China), Medical University of Vienna (Austria) and Kanazawa University (Japan), attended the successful meeting to hear presentations from the world’s foremost academic and industry leaders in the field of ocular blood flow research.
Dr. Schmetterer directed the Dynamic Vessel Analyzer (DVA) Workshop, which addressed the use of DVA and presented results on patients with diabetes and other vascular diseases. Dr. Huang kicked off the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for Ocular Circulation Workshop which focused on Doppler OCT measurement of retinal blood flow and OCT angiography, two novel technologies being developed at the Casey Eye Institute.
Advancements in instrumentation and measurement techniques were a key theme throughout the meeting.