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Letter from the President Catania, Italy (March 16, 2022)

Catania, Italy (February 15, 2021)
Dr. Filippo Drago
Dear Colleagues, The XVI meeting of the Association of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (AOPT) will be held August 10-14, 2023, in a hybrid format, including presentations in person and online. The Association expects to accommodate roughly 125 talks and an equal number of posters in sessions that are of high interest and value to our international membership. In order to do this, we are asking for volunteer moderators to help design sessions and recruit speakers. Requirements of Volunteer Moderators: • Must be a member of AOPT in 2022 • Must be able to participate in planning sessions. • Able to propose a session topic of high interest and value to AOPT • Able to recruit at least 2 speakers to the proposed session • Able to attend the XVI AOPT meeting either in person in Shenyang China or online (August 10-14, 2023) Volunteer service will consist of video and/or phone calls with the Meeting Programming Team, along with individual work to invite abstracts from speakers. Volunteers will obtain points towards recognition as an AOPT Fellow (FAOPT). Volunteers will be considered until September 30, 2022. Anyone wishing to serve as a volunteer moderator, should contact Dr. Cheryl L. Rowe-Rendleman, Secretary AOPT at Best regards,

Filippo Drago, M.D.,Ph.D.
University of Catania Medical School

Ashwat Jayagopal, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Thomas Yorio, Ph.D.
University of North TX Health Science Center

Shusheng Wang

Cheryl L. Rowe-Rendleman, Ph.D.
Omar Consulting Group, LLC

Malinda Fitzgerald

Dan Stamer
Duke University


Sanjoy Bhattacharya
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Claudio Bucolo, Ph.D.
University of Catania, Italy

Dorette Ellis
University of North TX Health Science Center

Shahid Husain
Medical University of South Carolina

Goldis Malek
Duke University

Najam Sharif
Santen Inc., USA

Chi-Ho To

Heping Xu