Translational Research Initiative in Ophthalmology (TRIO)



Conference on New Research Challenges



Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies 

San Quirico d’Orcia, Siena, Italy
April 2 – 5, 2012


Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, LA, USA


Caterina Gagliano, MD, PhD, President and Scientific Director Neurovisual Science Technology (NEST) Catania, Italy


The conference purpose is to highlight discoveries, technologies and innovation on mechanisms, novel tools/approaches that aims to prevention and effective therapies for eye diseases


The Translational Initiative in Ophthalmology will bring together leading scientists, researchers, and top experts from academia and industry with the specific aim of establishing new research groups. In the stunning environment of Tuscany emerging topics and latest developments in ocular research will be discussed in order to identify translational innovative avenues of research.

The first meeting of TRIO will be held in San Quirico d’Orcia 2 – 5 April, 2012. The summit will feature plenary lectures and discussions aimed at establishing partnerships in research and business.

Participation is encouraged by ophthalmologists from academic centers and companies.

Research Groups will be formed at the Conference.

Individuals wishing to be part of a research group are encouraged to submit a proposal. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   for further information.


Conference Chair

Professor Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, School of Medicine,Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA


Plenary Lecturers

Haydee E.P. Bazan, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience, School of Medicine Lousiana State University Health Sciences Center, USA

Carlos Belmonte, MD, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, Universidad Miguel Hernandez-CSIC, San Juan de Alicante, Spain

Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD, Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

Massimo Busin, MD, PhD, Head of Ophthalmology, Villa Serena Private Hospital, Italy

Miriam Kolko, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Erin Van Kuijk, MD, Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology, University of Minnesota, USA

Friedrich Paulsen, MD, PhD, Head of Anatomy, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Miriam Martinetti, MD, PhD, Professor of Immunogenetic, IRCSS San Matteo, University of Pavia, Italy

Jose-Alain Sahel, MD, Chairman of Ophthalmology, Quinze-Vingts National Ophthalmology Hospital, France

Leopold Schmetterer, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

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Major Sponsor

oogroup alfa-intes
sifi medivis


Minor Sponsor



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