Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology since 1986, Alicante University and Miguel Hernandez University, Spain. Founder and Scientific Director of Vissum Corporation. Author or editor of 89 books, 328 chapters, 500 articles in peer review journals and 36 patents. 95 national and international clinical and research awards. LXIII chair the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis and XLIX chair of the European Academy of Ophthalmology, past President of the ISRS/AAO and editorial board member of many peer review journals. The Hirsch factor (h-factor) of Dr Alio is 56 (Scopus). He is the creator and Director of the first online course in refractive surgery from the Miguel Hernandez University entitled Scientific Methodology in Refractive, Cataract and Cornea Surgery.
) Department of Cornea and Refractive Surgery University Miguel Hernandez Alicante Spain
Dr. Simon Taylor is the Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Surrey and a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, as well as at St. Mary’s Hospital, London. He completed his PhD from Imperial College London in 2009. He secured a first position in medicine at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge before training as an ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Dr. Taylor is particularly expert in the treatment of retinal and inflammatory ocular diseases. He has contributed his research papers in different scientific journals.
) Department of Ophthalmology University of Surrey & Royal Surrey County Hospital Surrey UK
Dr. Saatci is a professor at the Department of Ophthalmology of Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey. He worked as a retina fellow with Dr. Richard S. Ruiz at Hermann Eye Center, University of Texas in Houston. He is in the editorial board of the journals Retina-Vitreus and Türkiye Klinikleri Oftalmoloji. He is the coauthor of more than 95 peer-reviewed manuscripts published in Pubmed Journals including AJO, Archives of Ophthalmology, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, BJO, Ophthalmologica, Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and İmaging, Ophthalmic Research, Ophthalmic Genetics and İnternational Ophthalmology.
) Department of Ophthalmology Dokuz Eylül University Izmir Turkey
Dr. Biswas is currently serving as a director of Uveitis & Ocular Pathology Department at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. Dr. Biswas is particularly specialized in Uveitis and Ophthalmic pathology. He got his MBBS degree from the Medical College, Calcutta. He further obtained a postgraduate degree in Ophthalmology from PGIMER Chandigarh and held a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery from Sankara Nethralaya. Dr. Biwas has published 358 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 47 chapters in Ophthalmology books. He has presented 202 papers and 272 lectures nationally and internationally. He has also reviewed 36 journals and received 32 awards.
) Uveitis & Ocular Pathology Department Vision Research Foundation Chennai India
Prof. Miguel A. Teus is Chairman of Ophthalmology at the University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain, and Head of the Ophthalmology Department at the “Principe de Asturias” University Hospital, in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. He received his medical degree from the University of Valladolid, Spain, and completed his Residency at the “Ramón y Cajal” University Hospital in Madrid, Spain. He has published more than 145 papers in scientific journals. Prof. Teus specializes in glaucoma cataract and refractive surgery.
) Department of Ophthalmology University of Alcalá Madrid Spain
Professor Usha Andley received her Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry in 1977 from Jawaharlal Nehru University India. Since 2002, Prof. Andley is a member of Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, and she is Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the same university. Her major research interest is in the function of chaperone proteins in cataract. Dr. Andley has studied the biochemical mechanism of cataract formation in her lab. Dr. Andley has also been a reviewer and consultant for various organizations. Furthermore, she has been involved in the publication of more than 95 articles in various international journals.
) Department of Ophthalmology Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO USA
Dr. John Chang was trained in Ophthalmology at Jules Stein Eye Institute UCLA; he then went to UCSF for fellowship. He is the President of International Society of Refractive Surgery in 2018. Dr. Chang is Honorary Associate Professor of The University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Chang is presently the Director of the Guy Hugh Chan Refractive Surgery Centre of Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital and was interested in Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is Clinical Instructor for various refractive implants and surgeries including LASIK, Intra Corneal ring, Conductive Keratoplasty, Phakic Intraocular Lens and Phacoemulsification.
) Department of Ophthalmology Hong Kong University Hong Kong Hong Kong
Tailoi Chan-Ling is Professor of Neurobiology & Visual Science at the University of Sydney. She has made a sustained contribution to the understanding of the cellular processes and molecular cues that drive formation of blood vessels in the retina and choroid during normal development, aging and in disease. She has an ongoing interest in Glial, neuronal and vascular interactions during development of the human retina. Studies have focused on the pathogenetic processes in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, cerebral malaria, and optic neuritis with a recent studies in RPE biology and pathology.
) Department of Anatomy and Histology University of Sydney Sydney Australia
Dr. Andrzej Grzybowski, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., is a Professor of Ophthalmology, and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, at University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland. In addition, Dr. Grzybowski is Head of the Institute for Research in Ophthalmology, Foundation for Ophthalmology Development, Poznan, Poland, and Visiting Professor at Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center (ZOC) of Sun Yat-sen University, Zhongshan, China. He became lifelong member (chair LIV) of the European Academy of Ophthalmology (http://www.eao.eu) and its Treasurer. Dr. Grzybowski has been an active editor and editor-in-chief, and is an author/co-author of more than 350 peer-reviewed international publications, and reviewer of more than 20 journals.
) Department of Ophthalmology University of Warmia and Mazury Olsztyn Poland
G. Astrid Limb is a Professor of Retinal Stem Cell Biology and Therapeutics at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. Her early postdoctoral work at St Thomas’s Hospital in London highlighted the contribution of pro-inflammatory cytokines to the pathogenesis of retinal inflammatory diseases and led to the publication of highly cited papers in the field. She joined the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in 1998, where her group was the first to identify the presence of Müller glia with stem cell characteristics in the adult human eye. Her present research is focused on the application of Müller stem cells to cell replacement therapies in various retinal degenerative conditions, including glaucoma, as well as molecular and cellular mechanisms that may be potentially targeted in vivo to promote endogenous regeneration of the retina.
) Institute of Ophthalmology University College London London UK
Dr. Sahin graduated (MD degree) in Akdeniz University School of medicine in 2001. He received the ophthalmologist degree from Selcuk University Meram Medical Faculty in 2006. He is
currently an ophthalmologist in Private Zilan Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology. He received
his PhD degree in Physiology.
) Department of Ophthalmology Zilan Hospital Batman Turkey
Minoru Tomita M.D, PhD is a Director of Minoru Tomita Eye Clinic Ginza in
Tokyo, Japan. He has been visiting professor at Ophthalmology, Wenzhou Medical University and Hebei Provincial Eye Hospital in China. He is also an Editorial member of Journal of Refractive Surgery, BMC Ophthalmology and several other journals.
He has received numerous awards from International Congress and has provided over 100 papers in famous review journal and magazine.
) Department of Ophthalmology Wenzhou Medical College Tokyo Japan
Professor Sanjoy K. Bhattacharya received his Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, India. He is currently performing the role of Professor of Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA. Before joining this institute, he performed services at CaseWestern Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA, and ClevelandClinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA. Prof. Bhattacharya has a wide background in proteomics, biochemistry, and vision research, with particular training and expertise in the application of proteomic and lipidomic methods in amblyopia research. He is involved in the publication of more than 125 articles in various journals.
) Bascom Palmer Eye Institute University of Miami Miami, FL USA
Dr. Cideciyan’s primary research interests involve understanding of disease mechanisms in human hereditary retinal degenerations and evaluation of mechanism-specific treatments in these blinding conditions. This is accomplished by the use of non-invasive surrogate measures of biochemical and morphological abnormalities of the retina and the RPE. Knowledge obtained from human retinopathies is also used to glean molecular foundations of normal human vision. Furthermore, studies performed in parallel with non-invasive experimental methods in animal models of these human diseases are used to determine the correspondence between the models and the patients, and pre-clinical therapeutic strategies are tested as appropriate.
) Department of Ophthalmology University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA USA
Degree in Medicine and Surgery by the Second University of Naples (2004) Residency program in Ophthalmology by the Second University of Naples (2005-2009) and PhD Degree in Experimental and Reconstructive Surgery by the Second University of Naples (2013) with doctoral thesis entitled “evaluation of transepitelial cross-linking in the keratoconus treatment”. Currently assistant professor in Ophthalmology at the Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry at the University of Salerno “Scuola Medica Salernitana” .
) Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry University of Salerno Salerno Italy
George D. Kymionis is Professor and anterior segment head at Jules Gonin Eye Hospital at University of Lausanne in Switzerland. His clinical work focuses on diseases and surgery of the cornea having done the first endothelium transplant (DMEK) in Greece and the first worldwide first bilateral pediatric DSAEK after penetrating keratoplasty. He has first described new techniques, as the procedure of combining PTK (with or without PRK) and corneal cross-linking (Cretan Protocol and Cretan Protocol plus). His research work consists of 278 published papers (284 in scopus), 27 book chapters, 4693 citations (h-index 37), 36 awards and 7 multicenter studies.
) Jules Gonin Eye Hospital University of Lausanne Lausanne Switzerland
Degree in Optics and Optometry by the University of Alicante (1998) and Degree in Information and Documentation by the Open University of Catalonia (2006). He obtained his PhD Degree in the University of Alicante in 2010 with the doctoral thesis entiled “Characterization and modeling of the effect of the intrastromal ring segments de in ectatic corneas”. Likewise, he obtained the qualification of University Specialist in Pre- and Post-surgical Optometry by the University of Valladolid in 2001. Currently, he is professor/researcher at the Department of Optics, Pharmacology and Anatomy of the University of Alicante, and develops his clinical activity at the Department of Ophthalmology of the Vithas Medimar International Hospital (Alicante, Spain).
) Department of Optics, Pharmacology and Anatomy University of Alicante Alicante Spain
Dr. Gail M. Seigel is a Research Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Seigel's primary research focus is the study of cancer stem cells and chemoresistance in retinoblastoma. A graduate of Rutgers University (B.S.), and Albany Medical College (Ph.D.), Dr. Seigel joined the SUNY Buffalo faculty in 2001. Dr. Seigel has authored over 75 manuscripts and has received a Cybil Harrington Research.
) Ross Eye Institute University of Buffalo Buffalo, NY USA
Dr. Italo Giuffre is a Consultant at the Department of Ophthalmology (Head: Prof. A. Caporossi) - Catholic University of Rome (Italy) since 2009 and Lecturer at the Orthoptics School in Bozen (Italy). He graduated as a Medical Doctor (cum laude) from Tor Vergata University in 1988. In 2001, he became PhD in Neuropaediatrics and malformative diseases at Sapienza University (Head: Prof. G.P. Cantore). His publications include one book about Genetics of Eye diseases, INC Editor 2000, 5 chapters in international books (about ibopamine, apoptosis, tumorigenesis and genetics of glaucoma) and over 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
) Department of Ophthalmology Catholic University of Rome Rome Italy
S. A. Cuevas-Covarrubias Department of the Genetic Hospital General de México Mexico City Mexico
Kemal Tekin, MD has completed his ophthalmology residency at the Ulucanlar Eye Training and Research Hospital, in the capital city of Turkey. He received his medical degree from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey in 2012. His research interests include studies of cataract & refractive surgery and cornea. He is a member of Turkish Ophthalmological Association and Turkish Young Ophthalmologists. He has more than 20 publications.
) Ulucanlar Eye Training and Research Hospital Ankara Turkey
Dr. Ella Faktorovich is a world renowned ophthalmologist. She was one of the first to perform LASIK vision correction surgery in San Francisco as well as the first to be certified by the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from University of California, Berkeley. She received her medical degree from University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Faktorovich has made numerous contributions to the field ophthalmology. Her work includes conducting extensive research on corneal healing after surgery as well as publishing articles, abstracts, book chapters, and textbooks. She is recognized as one of the best doctors of America and the top 100 professionals in the world. She is also the founder and director of Pacific Vision Institute and the Annual San Francisco Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery Symposium.
Dr Srujana Sahebjada is a clinician-scientist with a strong research interest in corneal disease, vision restoration and assessment of visual performance. She is the Chief Investigator of the Keratoconus International Consortium (KIC) a global approach entailing a large-scale, international collaboration to enhance our understanding of Keratoconus, established by the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA).
Dr Sahebjada is a passionate science communicator, who actively participates in the events organised by the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Australian Society for Medical Research.