New Releases

The 9th World Glaucoma E-Congress live days, held between June 30 – July 3, featured more than 70 hours of educational content on glaucoma care, surgical treatments, clinical science, epidemiology & genetics, latest industry trends and much more. This content is currently available on the E-Congress platform to be (re-)viewed until December 30, 2021 (23:59 CET).

The WGC-2021 Program Planning Committee is pleased to announce that new exciting sessions will be released every first Friday of the month starting from September! They will complete the on-demand content portfolio currently available on the platform. Every new release will offer new educational content and opportunities for engagement and interaction with fellow glaucoma specialists around the world.

When will the new releases take place?

Mark your calendar for the new releases’ dates and discover the preliminary program below!

1) Plenary Session – Dissecting Subconjunctival Filtration Surgery

Session time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am CEST (Click here to check the timing in your own timezone)
Description: This session will offer an overview of the various conjunctival filtration surgeries (trab, tube, XEN, PreserFlo Microshunt) and strategies for optimizing outcomes. The session will end with a panel discussion and live Q&A.
Session chair: Tarek Shaarawy (Switzerland)
Session speakers: José Maria Martinez-de-la-case (Spain), Chelvin Sng (Singapore), Vijaya Lingam (India), Stefano Gandolfi (Italy), André Mermoud (Switzerland)

2) Roundtable session – WGC-2021 Recap: Scientific Fundamentals of Glaucoma, Anterior and Posterior Segment

Did our basic science sessions at WGC provoke further conversation and questions? Did you happen to miss any basic WGC session that you really want to attend? We bring back some of the basic science sessions and talks which garnered the most discussion for another get-together. The speakers participate by answering prior and any new questions as well as undertake a round-table discussion to tackle some of the most fundamental questions and innovative approaches in glaucoma investigation.

Session time: 4:00 pm – 4:30 PM Central European Summer Time (please click here to check the timing in your own time zone)
Description: This session will consist of a 30-minute live roundtable discussion with the below mentioned experts of sessions held at WGC-2021. Watch or rewatch the sessions on the platform (see direct links below) and send us your unanswered questions at wgc@mci-group.com by August 30 at the latest!

Speakers and topics:

From the session “Opening the floodgates: New Pathways to Lower IOP” (rewatch here):

– Alex Huang (United States): Subconjunctival Outflow and Bleb Biology

– Ying Han (United States): Tubes, Mitomycin & Microfluidics
– Megumi Honjo (Japan): Trabecular Meshwork Scarring & ROCK inhibitors

 

From the session “New Ideas in Glaucoma” (rewatch here):
– Yvonne Ou (United States): ON or OFF? Asymmetric responses in glaucoma

 

From the session “Blood pressure, flow and more” (rewatch here):
– Verena Prokosch (Germany): Vascular Changes in Experimental Glaucoma

 

Submit your questions for the panel discussion via this form by August 30 at the latest!

3) Plenary Session – 21st Century Threats to Glaucoma Care

Session time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CEST (Click here to check the timing in your own timezone)
Description: The aim of the session is to identify current threats to glaucoma care worldwide (such as drug shortages/discontinuations; epidemics/pandemics; payment models;…) and offer insights on how to tackle them. The session will end with a panel discussion and live Q&A.
Session chair: Joshua Erlich (United States)
Session speakers: Gary Novack (United States), Anne Coleman (United States), Myrna Lichter (Canada), Brian Stagg (United States)

1) Plenary Session – Of Mice and Men… Towards Glaucoma Care for the Next Generation

Session time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CEST (Click here to check the timing in your own timezone)
Description: This exciting basic science session featuring a panel of international experts will cover lessons from the optic nerve head, meshwork research for the 21st century and how to treat your patients’ genes, not just their glaucoma.

Session chair: Hari Jayaram (United Kingdom)

Speakers: Hari Jayaram (United Kingdom), Maria Francesca Cordeiro (United Kingdom), Kate Keller (USA), Anthony Khawaja (United Kingdom), Tin Aung (Singapore)

2) Roundtable Discussion – New Drugs & Treatments: Unanswered Questions

Session time: 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm CEST (Click here to check the timing in your own timezone)
Description: This session will consist of a 30-minute live roundtable discussion with the experts of the plenary session New Drugs & Treatments held at WGC-2021 on July 2, 2021. Watch or rewatch the session here and send us your unanswered questions at wgc@mci-group.com by September 27 at the latest!
Panel: Arthur Sit (United States), Jeffrey Goldberg (United States) and Paul Singh (United States)

3) Plenary Session – Cyclodestructive Procedures

Session time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CEST (Click here to check the timing in your own timezone)
Description: The aim of this course is to present a video- and evidence-based overview of techniques and devices for cyclodestruction. Videos will illustrate surgical technique and potential complications. Results and management of complications will be presented.

Session chair: Tomas Grippo (Argentina)

Session speakers: Neha Midha (India), Philip Bloom (United Kingdom), Robert Noecker (United States), Ziad Khoueir (Lebanon)

Come back soon! The detailed program will be announced shortly.

Come back soon! The detailed program will be announced shortly.

What can you expect from the new releases?

Top-level glaucoma experts will be invited to address topics that were not covered during the live days, such as: “21st century Threats to Glaucoma Care”, “Dissecting Subconjunctival Filtration Surgery”; “How to Make IOP Surgeries Better”; “Cyclodestructive procedures”; and much more.

In addition, some speakers who could not be present during the live days will join online to answer the unanswered questions on their presentation. Attendees will have an opportunity to send their questions in advance for the live panel discussion!

As announced during the closing ceremony of WGC-2021, the new releases will also bring back one of WGC’s most popular sessions: the Grand Rounds. A call for case submissions will be opened in the coming weeks and not one, but two Grand Rounds sessions will be featured before the end of the year.

Will the new releases also be available on-demand?

Yes! All new sessions will be recorded and uploaded on the E-Congress’ On-demand Library platform shortly after the broadcast!

Please note that the new released sessions will not count towards CME credits.