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Glaucoma Research Foundation Appoints Rebekah L. Stout Director of Special Events

San Francisco, September, 17, 2013 - Glaucoma Research Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Rebekah L. Stout, CMP as the organization's new Director of Special Events.

Rebekah will manage and oversee all Glaucoma Research Foundation events including Glaucoma 360, a unique series of events that includes the Annual Gala, New Horizons Forum and the Glaucoma Symposium. With 1,000 attendees in 2013, this signature event brings innovation, industry, medicine and philanthropy together to significantly boost national awareness of the threat of blindness from glaucoma and highlight the unmet medical needs of the disease.

Prior to joining Glaucoma Research Foundation, Rebekah was the Meetings Manager for San Francisco Association Management Services, a subsidiary of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

"We are thrilled to have Rebekah on our team. Her extensive background in event planning and ophthalmic meeting management is a definite asset for Glaucoma Research Foundation," said Thomas Brunner, the foundation's President and Chief Executive Officer.

A Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Rebekah attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business with an emphasis on Hospitality Management from the University of Phoenix.

About Glaucoma Research Foundation

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in San Francisco, Glaucoma Research Foundation is America's oldest and most experienced nonprofit dedicated solely to its mission: to prevent vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. Glaucoma Research Foundation has invested more than $40 million into research and education to prevent vision loss from glaucoma. More information is available on the glaucoma.org website. Contact: Andrew Jackson, Director of Communications, phone (415) 986-3162

Last reviewed on October 29, 2017

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