Message From The President

  • May 6, 2024
~Message From The President~
CEO Elena Sturman The Glaucoma Foundation
Elena Sturman, President & CEO The Glaucoma Foundation

It’s official! TGF is 40 years old, a milestone we just celebrated with 250 supporters and partners at a Gala on April 18th. It was a wonderful occasion that highlighted how far we’ve come in our understanding about glaucoma and progress made in treating the disease. As you’ll read, David Letterman was on hand to deliver keynote remarks and receive TGF’s first Chairman’s Spotlight Award.

Coming up on June 8th is The Glaucoma Foundation’s biennial CME/CE Symposium presented in conjunction with Evolve Medical to provide accredited continuing education for eye care professionals. Titled “Glaucoma – What I Do,” the symposium presentations by distinguished glaucoma professionals will discuss such topics as diagnosis, therapies, the use of AI, and other hot topics. More information at EVOLVEMED.

TGF’s ongoing series of webinars, begun during the Covid years, fulfill a valuable educational need and our audiences continue to grow. Most recently Dr. John Berdahl, now a member of our Board of Directors, presented a fascinating talk about how far we’ve come in treating glaucoma, and potential breakthroughs ahead. An esteemed glaucoma surgeon, Dr. Berdahl is also an inventor, and one of the potential new directions in glaucoma care is based on his research work. You can learn more by listening to his talk on YouTube: The Glaucoma Foundation – YouTube

The next webinar, on May 22, will feature Calvin W. Roberts, MD, a Program Manager at the new federal health agency, ARPA-H, who will discuss their new THEA program. The program aims to bring together the expertise of vision scientists from multiple universities and laboratories to restore vision to those who are blind, by transplanting a donor eye. You’ll want to register for this exciting presentation.
REGISTER HERE: Webinar Registration – Zoom

As you can see, we’ve actively embarked on our fifth decade. We are so grateful to all our friends, among them readers of our newsletter, who make our work possible.  We would not be where we are without your support.

With gratitude,

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Elena Sturman

May 2024 Newsletter