Ocular Drug Delivery (OcDD) Focus Group Scientific Session

Focus Group Scientific Session

Date/Time: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM


The Ocular Drug Delivery Focus Group session will focus on studies that highlight the challenges and opportunities unique to the treatment of vision-threatening diseases. This includes novel strategies to improve the safety and efficacy of approved drugs, innovative platforms for emerging targets, and gene therapy or regenerative medicine approaches that incorporate controlled release strategies. The session will also discuss the translational considerations for moving breakthrough ophthalmic drug delivery technologies to the clinic, emphasizing the need to bridge expertise in industry and academia. The inaugural winners of the Ocular Drug Delivery Focus Group Awards, including one Young Investigator and one Student/Post Doc recipient, will present their work in this session.