The preliminary program is now available for the 2013 International Society for Eye Research (ISER) Sarasota Symposium, which is focused on molecular mechanisms in glaucoma. Early registration closes Aug. 29. Regular registration fees apply on Aug. 30.

    The symposium, held Sept.29 to Oct. 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, Fla., will bring together key leaders in the field of glaucoma to discuss molecular mechanisms that underlie the pathobiology of the condition. Using a Gordon Conference format, ISER anticipates an informal interaction, offering ample opportunity to refresh or form new collaborations, develop novel hypotheses, and make new friends.

    Invited keynote speakers include: Marie-Luce Bochaton-Piallat, Ph.D., Claude F. Burgoyne, MD, David L. Epstein, MD, Simon W.M. John, Ph.D., Helmut Kettenmann, Ph.D., and Harry Quigley, MD. Up for discussion are: biomechanics, immune modulation of disease, cell injury/recovery, matrix biology, mouse models and cell/tissue regeneration.