The New Concepts in Glaucoma book series initiative has been expanded with an annual meeting in Amsterdam.
The series is neither book nor journal. Books are infrequently edited and rarely up-to-date for more than a year or two; journals are really devoted to the standard experimental format and no longer permit authors to wander into speculation or lengthy discussions of what might come next. There is room for a plurality of publishing approaches. All of these formats have their place and all have different purposes in moving a field forward.
This format is designed to allow us to consolidate new information, and to promote the opportunity for speculation in glaucoma. It does so in both the basic sciences and clinical sciences. It is our hope that this consolidation of hypotheses and theories, along with presenting new theories will propel us toward a more rapid cure for glaucoma. It will be refined and updated over the years to come to keep it the most essential of all references.
The annual meeting will build on this mission by facilitating live discussion/interaction and further dissemination of ideas and current research, and their translation into the everyday practice.