The Glaucoma Foundation held a meeting entitled "Stem Cells and Glaucoma"in Chicago, Ill, July 26-27, 2002. The meeting organizers and moderators wereTerete Borrás, PhD (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ChapelHill, NC), Leonard A. Levin, MD, PhD (University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis),Julia E. Richards, PhD (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich), and RobertRitch, MD (New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY). Participants includedJ. Wayne Streilein, MD (President, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston,Mass), Theodore Krupin, MD (Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, NorthwesternUniversity School of Medicine, Evanston, Ill), Derek van der Kooy, PhD (Professorof Anatomy and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario,Canada), Scott Whittemore, PhD (Professor of Neurological Surgery, Universityof Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky), Ryo Kubota, MD, PhD (AssistantProfessor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle),Young Kwon, MD, PhD (Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Departmentof Ophthalmology, University of Iowa, Iowa City), Michael J. Young, PhD (Director,Minda de Gunzburg Research Center for Retinal Transplantation, Harvard MedicalSchool, Boston, Mass), Simon John, PhD (Associate Investigator, Jackson Laboratories,Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Bar Harbor, Me), Ting Xie, PhD (AssistantScientist, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Mo), PeterHitchcock, PhD (Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences andDevelopmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich), Iqbal Ahmad,PhD (Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Pharmacology, University ofNebraska Medical Center, Omaha), Donald Sakaguchi, PhD (Associate Professorof Zoology and Genetics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa), Jeffrey Rothstein,MD, PhD (Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University,Baltimore, Md), Dong Feng Chen, PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology,Harvard University, Boston, Mass), Henry Edelhauser, PhD (Director of OphthalmicResearch, Emory Eye Center, Atlanta, Ga), Ernst Tamm (Professor of MolecularAnatomy and Embryology, Department of Anatomy, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg,Erlangen, Germany), Jack Antel, MD (Professor of Neurology, Montreal NeurologicInstitute, Quebec, Canada), Ali Djalilian, MD (National Eye Institute, Bethesda,Md), Michal Schwartz, PhD (Professor of Neuroimmunology, Weizmann Instituteof Science, Rehovot, Israel), Roger Beuerman, PhD (Scientific Director, SingaporeEye Research Institute, Singapore), William W. Hauswirth, PhD (Universityof Florida, Gainesville), Paul Kaufman, MD (University of Wisconsin, Madison),Erin B. Lavik, ScD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass),James C. Tsai, MD (Columbia University, New York, NY), Abbot F. Clark, PhD(Alcon Research Ltd, Fort Worth, Tex), John Donello, PhD (Allergan Inc, Irvine,Calif), and Vincent Michael Patella, OD (Carl Zeiss Ophthalmic Systems Inc,Dublin, Calif).