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August 2002

Dear AGS Member and Colleague:

We hope that you were among those who joined us last March for the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the American Glaucoma Society in the beautiful Caribbean city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. If not, you missed a stimulating and meaningful scientific exchange as well as an opportunity to interact with your glaucoma colleagues. In any case, we hope that you have already marked your calendar for the next AGS meeting scheduled for March 6-9, 2003, to be held at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco, California!

The Grand Hyatt is easily accessible from the San Francisco International airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA. Your AGS Program Committee (Drs. James Brandt, Anne Coleman, Jeff Liebmann, Joel Schuman, and Mark Sherwood) has already spent many hours planning the scientific program. The program will again feature free papers and scientific posters as well as focused mini-symposia and Sunday morning workshops.

Dr. E. Michael Van Buskirk will deliver the Thirteenth American Glaucoma Society Lecture in honor of Dr. Richard J. Simmons. Dr. Martin B. Wax will be our American Glaucoma Society Clinician-Scientist Lecturer. In collaboration with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, we will again plan to provide Category 1 continuing medical education credit for AGS meeting attendees.

Vital to the success of this meeting is your personal participation in the scientific program. This year, we encourage you to submit an electronic abstract for the 2003 meeting via the AGS website,, which must be received no later than Monday, October 28, 2002. We hope that you will consider the AGS Annual Meeting as the ideal forum for your very best work. As you complete your electronic abstract form, please make sure that you carefully follow instructions at and include any grant support and commercial/proprietary interest. It is extremely important that meeting participants provide full financial disclosure.

We genuinely hope that you will choose to share your very best work with your glaucoma colleagues in San Francisco. If you need any additional information, please contact Denise De Losada Wilson at (415) 561-8587. Meeting registration materials are available on the website.

We look forward to your participation in the next meeting of the American Glaucoma Society and to seeing you in San Francisco!


Richard A. Lewis, M.D.
American Glaucoma Society

Joel S. Schuman, M.D.
Chair, AGS Program Committee

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