Navigation Links
NEI/FDA to hold 1-day glaucoma endpoints meeting
Date:7/27/2010

The National Eye Institute (NEI) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are sponsoring a Glaucoma Endpoints conference on September 24, 2010, to develop definitions and standards for describing structural changes in the glaucomatous optic nerve and functional changes in vision, as criteria for approval of new glaucoma therapeutics in clinical trials. The one-day meeting will take place at the Natcher Center, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

While functional measures of the presence and progression of glaucomatous optic neuropathy have been developed and are currently in use, they are imprecise and poorly resolved. Likewise, the precision, resolution and rate of change for structural parameters of the optic nerve head and retinal nerve fiber layer are also not yet well-articulated.

This meeting, part of an NEI/FDA series of Endpoints Symposia, will examine such non-IOP glaucoma endpoints. Participants will explore how to increase the precision of functional measures as well as better articulate the precision, resolution and rate of change for structural parameters of the optic nerve head and retinal nerve fiber layer. In addition, they will examine how best to compare and contrast such structural measures with functional outcomes in patients' vision.

Participants will also look at whether such functional and structural measures can be combined into new endpoints for glaucoma clinical trials to shorten the timeline for clinical trials/development of potential new therapies.

Faculty will include authorities in glaucoma and glaucoma diagnosis, including the newest structural and functional testing instruments and algorithms. FDA representatives will review current optic nerve endpoints used in glaucoma drug and device trials, while researchers will discuss in detail specific techniques and criteria as well as the relationships between structural events and functional outcomes.

Who should attend?

  • clinical researchers/basic scientists
  • glaucoma specialists
  • clinical trialists
  • pharmaceutical company representatives
  • glaucoma-related associations
  • biotech companies

The meeting is being managed by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (AVRO). To download the full agenda, find a list of faculty and to register, visit www.arvo.org/endpoints010.


'/>"/>

Contact: Katrina Norfleet
knorfleet@arvo.org
240-221-2924
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Glaucomas unique protein expression could enhance diagnosis and treatment
2. New evidence that green tea may help fight glaucoma and other eye diseases
3. Genetic sleuth solves glaucoma mystery
4. AMP presents at FDA meeting on regulating diagnostics
5. AMP comments at FDA meeting on array-based tests
6. 55th annual meeting of the Health Physics Society
7. Genetics Society of America to host 2010 Yeast Genetics & Molecular Biology Meeting
8. Ecological Society of America explores global warming at its 95th Annual Meeting
9. 2010 Meeting of the Americas, Brazil: News media registration open
10. European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Annual Meeting
11. Meeting of ICES/CIEM experts in Bilbao on state of demersal fish populations
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/16/2017)... --  Bridge Patient Portal , an enterprise patient ... Systems , an electronic medical record solutions developer ... a partnership to build an interface between the ... products, including Centricity Practice Solution (CPS), Centricity Business ... integrations will allow healthcare delivery networks using GE ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... April 19, 2017 The global ... landscape is marked by the presence of several large ... held by five major players - 3M Cogent, NEC ... accounted for nearly 61% of the global military biometric ... in the global military biometrics market boast global presence, ...
(Date:4/13/2017)... 13, 2017 UBM,s Advanced Design and Manufacturing ... feature emerging and evolving technology through its 3D Printing ... run alongside the expo portion of the event and ... demonstrations focused on trending topics within 3D printing and ... manufacturing event will take place June 13-15, 2017 at the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... for all six of their healthcare job boards. As the largest network ... occupational therapists, and biotechnicians, DocCafe.com and the MedJobCafe.com Health Network work to ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... , ... June 22, 2017 , ... ... over the allergy specialists DST Diagnostische Systeme & Technologien GmbH, thereby expanding its ... someone who suffers from hay fever, urticaria, asthma, atopic eczema or a food ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... Frederick, MD (PRWEB) , ... June 22, 2017 ... ... software solutions provider, announced the release of Limfinity® version 6.5, a content-packed update ... Limfinity® framework continue to gain a larger and more diverse base of customers ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... June 20, 2017  Kibow Biotech Inc., a pioneer ... the issuance of a new patent covering a unique ... the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on May 23 ... the Buzz of Bio award in 2014 in ... developing non-drug approaches to chronic disease. Renadylâ„¢, the first ...
Breaking Biology Technology: