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Stanford Research Park Conference Center

3145 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Event Program

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2023 Optic Disc Drusen Hybrid Conference

In person: Stanford Research Park Conference Center, 3145 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Virtual: via Zoom webinar. Please register to receive Zoom invitation

The Stanford Center for Optic Disc Drusen at the Byers Eye Institute hosted our 4th annual international conference to share laboratory and clinical advances on optic disc drusen, an orphan disease that is associated with vision loss and optic nerve calcification.  Our goal for this meeting was to seed collaborative opportunities, educate the public, and to strategize about how to rapidly advance the field.

In 2023, we focused on optic nerve and retinal ganglion cell biology and mitochondria, with many talks on translational vision research. In the afternoon, we hosted an in-person poster session.

This meeting was hybrid. Given the improved state of the COVID-19 pandemic, we anticipated no barriers for you to enjoy this meeting experience in person, which included a poster session, like in 2022.  The lectures and discussions will also be available virtually through Zoom. Some of the lectures will be available at a later date on our website.

In 2022 we had a successful international meeting of about 450 participants from 35 countries. Please check out the 2022 lectures.

> View 2022 Optic Disc Drusen Conference Lectures

There was swag for all presenters and a prize for the top posters. We consider your poster entry a confirmation that you, or someone in your lab, will be available at the scheduled time to present the poster. Any changes need to be communicated to us no later than 3 workdays before the meeting.

Any questions? Please send us a message by emailing OpticDiscDrusen@stanford.edu


Joyce Liao, MD, PhD & Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD



In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


American Medical Association (AMA)

Stanford Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conference Agenda

4th Annual Stanford Optic Disc Drusen Meeting (Hybrid)

Mon, April 17, 2023

Registration closed 4/15/2023 12pm PDT

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In person: Stanford Research Park Conference Center, 3145 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Virtual: via Zoom webinar. Please register to receive Zoom invitation

In person meeting considerations

In person attendees: COVID-19 rapid antigen testing and masks will be available. There will be food and drinks throughout the day and during the poster session in the afternoon. Please pickup meeting souvenirs at registration desk during poster session. Food. Breakfast includes a variety of breakfast burritos, danish, muffins, croissants, and drinks (coffee, tea, fruit flavored water). Lunch includes individually packaged boxes (vegetarian options available), alongside snacks, fruits, and dessert. Snacks and refreshments will be provided during breaks. Poster session will be accompanied by hors d'oeuvre appetizers and dessert. There will be an open bar with beer, wine, soda, and water. Please let us know if you have special food-related needs.

Virtual meeting considerations

Virtual: Food and drinks on your own

Any issues, please email us at OpticDiscDrusen@stanford.edu

Poster presenters: Please put up your poster by 9AM. You can make arrangements to drop them off ahead of them by emailing OpticDiscDrusen@stanford.edu. Please stand by your poster at the first 30 min of the poster session between 2:45PM-3:15PM PDT.