TFOS workshop - A Lifestyle epidemic: Ocular surface disease (Part 1)

(webinar in English)
**no simultaneous translation**

Saturday, 22/07/2023

TFOS Lifestyle Report Introduction ... Jennifer P. Craig
1- TFOS Lifestyle: Impact of Contact Lenses ... Melissa Barnett
2- TFOS Lifestyle: Cosmetics ... David A. Sullivan
3- TFOS Lifestyle: Digital Environment ... James S. Wolffsohn
4- TFOS Lifestyle: Elective Medications and Procedures ... José. Alvaro P. Gomes

Moderators: Prof. Monica Alves (Brazil)

Coordinator: Dra. Helena Filipe (Portugal)



Dr. Jennifer P. Craig PhD MSc (Cataract & Refractive Surgery) BSc (Hons) FCOptom FAAO FBCLA FCLS
(New Zealand)

•Department of Ophthalmology, New Zealand National Eye Centre, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Therapeutic research optometrist, Jennifer P. Craig is a Professor in Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, where she heads the Ocular Surface Laboratory. Since being awarded her PhD on the tear film in the normal and dry eye disease, Jennifer has maintained her research interest in the ocular surface, primarily dry eye disease and tear film dysfunction. She regularly delivers continuing education and research lectures internationally, and publishes widely in both the scientific and clinical press. She is co-author of the book ‘The Tear Film’ and has contributed to the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society’s International Workshops on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Contact Lens Discomfort, as Vice-Chair for TFOS DEWS II and Chair of the latest TFOS International Workshop on A Lifestyle Epidemic: Ocular Surface Disease. Jennifer is a past chair of the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board of New Zealand, leads international multicentre clinical trials, and holds a number of visiting academic appointments across the world.


Dr. Melissa Barnett OD FAAO FSLS FBCLA

 • Director of Optometry, UC Davis SHCS
 • Host, Clearly KC Podcast
 • Global Ambassador, BCLA
 • Board Member, Intrepid Eye Society
 • Immediate Past Chair, AOA CLCS


Dr. David A. Sullivan MS PhD FARVO

Until recently, I was an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Scientist at the Schepens Eye Research Institute (Boston, MA, USA). During my 38 years at those institutions, my research focused on the interrelationships between sex, sex steroids and dry eye disease, as well as on the role of lubricin on the ocular surface. My studies involved basic, clinical, epidemiological and translational aspects and led to authorship on over 260 scientific articles and 15 patents. I was awarded numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health, and served as a preceptor for 34 postdoctoral fellows. I am also a Founder, recent President, and current Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS), a non-profit organization, which was created to advance the research, literacy, and educational aspects of the scientific field of the tear film and ocular surface throughout the world. I have organized 9 International Conferences, overseen the awarding of more than 225 Young Investigator Awards, and organized the TFOS International Workshops on Dry Eye (“DEWS”), Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, Contact Lens Discomfort, DEWS II and, most recently, "The Lifestyle Epidemic: Ocular Surface Disease. These global Workshops have involved the efforts of 60 to 158 scientific and clinical experts, each required 2 to 3 years to complete, and all led to the publication of major reports. Through TFOS I have helped to promote increased international awareness of external eye diseases, enhance governmental funding for tear film and ocular surface research, stimulate the development of therapeutic drugs and diagnostic devices, and influence the design and conduct of clinical trials of novel treatments for ocular surface disorders.


Prof. James S. Wolffsohn
(United Kingdom)

James S Wolffsohn, a Professor of Optometry at Aston University since 2000, formerly Deputy Executive Dean for Life Sciences and then associate Pro-Vice Chancellor, is the Head of the School of Optometry and also Head of the Department of Audiology. Prior to his appointment to Aston University, Professor Wolffsohn was a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne in Australia following an Optometry degree at the University of Manchester (UMIST), training period at Moorfields Eye Hospital and a PhD at Cardiff University. His main research areas are the development and evaluation of ophthalmic instrumentation, myopia management, contact lenses, intraocular lenses, and the tear film. He is a National Teaching Fellow, has published more than 300 full peer-reviewed papers and presented at numerous international conferences. He is the academic Chair of the British Contact Lens Association, having previously being President and was chair of the BCLA Contact Lens Evidence-based Academic Reports (CLEAR); he is on the Executive of TFOS, was a harmoniser and sub-committee chair for TFOS DEWS II & TFOS Lifestyle reports; he is the International Myopia Institute’s Chief Scientific Officer and was joint-Chair of their white papers. He holds the BCLA Medal (2021) and AAOptom Glenn Fry Award (2022).


Prof. Dr. José Alvaro P. Gomes MD PhD

• Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)/Paulista Medical School (EPM), São Paulo/SP, Brazil
• Director of the Master in Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Program, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, UNIFESP/EPM, Brazil
• Director Cornea Transplantation Residence Program, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, UNIFESP/EPM, Brazil
• Director of the Advanced Ocular Surface Center (CASO), Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, UNIFESP/EPM, Brazil
• Board Member and Ex-President, the Panamerican Cornea Society (PanCornea)
• Board Member, Cornea Society
• Board Member, The Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS)



Prof. Dr. Monica Alves

• Adjunt professor of Ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology University of Campinas, Brazil
• TFOS ambassador in Brazil and Vice Chair of the TFOS Lifestyle Workshop



Dr. Helena Filipe MD MMEd

• Vice President, 2022-2025, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO)

• Coordinator, The Continuing Professional Development Program of Webinars of the PAAO
• Consultant of Ophthalmology, West Lisbon Hospitals Center, Hospital Egas Moniz, Cornea, and Ocular Surface
Investigator, Egas Moniz Center for Interdisciplinary Research (CiiEM)


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