TFOS ASIA -1st Conference on the Tear Film and Ocular Surface in Asia-
Conference Outline
1st Conference on the Tear Film and Ocular Surface in Asia
Date Monday April 2, 2012 − Wednesday April 4, 2012
Venue Kenchoji, Kamakura, Japan
Official Language English
Contact Detail 1st Conference on the Tear Film and Ocular Surface in Asia
Conference Secretariat
4-1-12-203 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 JAPAN
Tel. +81-3-5775-2075    Fax. +81-3-5775-2076
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April 2, 2012 (1st day) at Shichirigahama Banquet Hall (Kamakura Prince Hotel)

18:00-20:00   Welcome Reception

April 3, 2012 (2nd day) at Kenchoji Temple

- Room 1 -
9:30-9:35   Opening Remarks
    Kazuo Tsubota (Japan)
9:35-10:00   Opening Lecture
    Kazuo Tsubota (Japan)
    New Challenges for Dry Eye
10:00-11:20   Therapeutic Strategies: Session I
    Moderator : Jun Shimazaki (Japan)
    Anthony J. Bron (England)
    Demystifying the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
    Kyoung Yul Seo (Korea)
    Comparison of Inflammatory Pattern Between Sjögren's and non-Sjögren's Dry Eye Disease
    Shigeru Kinoshita (Japan)
    Regulation of Ocular Surface Inflammation by Ocular Surface Epithelium
    Michael A. Lemp (USA)
    Tear Film Instability in Dry Eye Disease: Clinical Implications
- Room 2 -
11:40-12:40   Luncheon Seminar Sponsored by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Moderator : Kazuo Tsubota (Japan)
    Tetsuya Kawakita (Japan)
    Lacrimal Gland Regeneration Update
    Scheffer Tseng (USA, via Taiwan)
    Instability of Pre-corneal Tear Film: Hallmark of Dry Eye
- Room 1 -
13:00-14:00   Therapeutic Strategies: Session II
    Moderator : Hitoshi Watanabe (Japan)
    Alessandro Lambiase, presenting for Stefano Bonini (Italy)
    The Nerve Growth Factor: Potential Clinical Applications in Eye Diseases
    Christophe Baudouin (France)
    Rationale for Anti-Inflammatory Strategies in Dry Eye
    Norihiko Yokoi (Japan)
    Clinical Aspects of Short-breakup-time Dry Eye and its Treatment
- Room 2 -
14:00-14:50   Poster Session & Refreshment Break
14:50-15:10   Group Photograph
- Room 1 -
15:10-16:50   Biomarker /Diagnosis
    Moderator : Kazuo Tsubota (Japan)
    Penny Asbell (USA)
    Immune Biomarkers in Ocular Surface Disease
    Choun-Ki Joo (Korea)
    Correlations Between Tear Cytokine, Chemokines and Soluble Receptors and Clinical Severity of Dry Eye Disease
    Reiko Arita (Japan)
    Non-invasive Meibography
    Piera Versura (Italy)
    Tear Osmolarity and Dry Eye
    Donald Tan (Singapore)
    High Prevalence and Risk Factors for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Dry Eye in 2 Major Asian Ethnic Groups in the Singapore Malay Eye Study and the Singapore Indian Eye Study
- Room 1 -
16:50-18:20   Evening Seminar Sponsored by Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Session 1: Global dry eye epidemiology update
    Moderators : Kazuo Tsubota (Japan), Jun Shimazaki (Japan)
    Debra Schaumberg (USA)
    The Epidemiology of Dry Eye Disease in the United States
    Kazuo Tsubota (Japan)
    Exciting New Findings from “Osaka Study” on Dry Eye
    Session 2: Dry eye clinical conditions and mechanism
    Moderators : Shigeru Kinoshita (Japan), Hitoshi watanabe (Japan)
    David Sullivan (USA)
    New Therapeutic Approaches and Challenges for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
    Norihiko Yokoi (Japan)
    Diagnosis and Therapy for Dry Eye Based on Tear Dynamics
- Room 2 -
18:30-20:00   Dinner Reception

April 4, 2012 (3rd day) at Kenchoji Temple

8:30-8:55   Zazen (meditation) Practice with English Guidance (optional)
9:05-9:50   Morning Seminar Sponsored by Alcon Japan Ltd.
Influence of the Preservative in the Medical Treatments
    Moderator : Kensaku Miyake (Japan)
    Norihiko Yokoi (Japan)
    Adverse Effect of Benzalkonium Chloride on the Ocular Surface and Safe Alternatives
    Kensaku Miyake (Japan)
    Pseudophakic Preservative Maculopathy - It’s Up to Dates-
- Room 1 -
10:00-11:40   Current Treatment & Therapy
    Moderator : Anthony J. Bron (England)
    Pinnita Prabhasawat (Thailand)
    Problems of Dry Eye Treatment, Can We Solve Them?
    Yoon Kyung-Chul (Korea)
    Anti-oxidant Treatment in Patients with Dry Eye Disease
    Murat Irkec (Turkey)
    Trends in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dry Eye
in Turkey
    Reynaldo Mananzala Javate (Philippines)
    Retention Rate and Benefits of Painless Punctal Plug
Hadassah Janumala (India)
    Ophthalmic Applications of Collagen Especially Treating
Dry Eye Syndrome
- Room 2 -
12:00-13:00   Luncheon Seminar Sponsored by R-Tech Ueno, Ltd.
    Moderator : Yoko Ogawa (Japan)
    Stephen Pflugfelder (USA)
    Tear Dysfunction and the Cornea
- Room 1 -
13:20-14:40   Research Topics
    Moderator : Christophe Baudouin (France)
    Zuguo Liu (China)
    The Dry Eye Animal Model Induced by BAK
    Li Wei (China)
    Squamous Metaplasia of the Ocular Surface Epithelium:
New Insight of Mechanism and Treatment
    Ray Tsai (Taiwan)
    De-differentiation of Corneal Epithelial Cells in an Altered Basement
Membrane after Refractive Surgery
    Pablo Argüeso (USA, via Spain)
    Endomucin: A Novel Regulator of Inflammation
14:50-15:35   Sponsored Session 1 by Novagali Phama SA ( -Room 1- )
New insights into Severe Dry Eye Disease
    Moderator : Murat Dogru (Japan)
    Christophe Baudouin (France)
    Physiopathology and Treatment of Severe Dry Eye Disease
    Michael A. Lemp (USA)
    What Do We Know About Patients with Severe Dry Eye Disease?
    Mourad Amrane (France)
    Cyclosporine Cationic Emulsion for Treatment of Severe Dry Eye Disease
  Sponsored Session 2 by Ora, Inc. ( -Room 2- )
    Moderator : Mark Abelson (USA)
    Mark Abelson (USA)
    Co-morbidity of Dry Eye and Ocular Allergy
    Shigeaki Ohno (Japan)
    Epidemiology of Allergy
    Paul Gomes (USA)
    Ocular Surface Changes in Allergy and Clinical Models
    George Ousler (USA)
    Ocular Surface Changes in Dry Eye and Clinical Models
15:35-15:40   Closing Remarks
Posters must be displayed from April 3 12:00 to April 4 15:00.

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