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2021 Agenda

This year’s agenda features industry leaders discussing ground-breaking innovations and our annual LaunchPad Presentationsas well as experts speaking on recovering their practice following the healthcare crisis.

Friday, July 9, 2021

7:00 – 8:00 am PST


Networking & Exhibits

Take this time to visit sponsor booths, get to know fellow attendees, and make connections!

8:00 – 8:15 am PST


Opening Comments

Bill Carpou, CEO of Octane will reflect on the impact of ophthalmology in Southern California and beyond.

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

8:15 – 8:45 am PST


Keynote Interview with Alex Gorsky, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Johnson & Johnson

Jim Mazzo, Chairman of the Board, Octane, Advisor, ZEISS, Executive Chairman, Avellino, Advisor, Bain Capital (Interviewer)

Alex Gorsky, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Johnson & Johnson

8:45 – 9:15 am PST


Industry Panel: Pharmaceuticals

Industry executive panel discussion focused around innovation in the pharmaceutical space.

Jeff Evanson, Chief Commercial Officer, Outlook Therapeutics

Tom Mitro, President & COO, Aerie Pharmaceuticals

Aziz Mottiwala, Chief Commercial Officer, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Ramin Valian, Vice President, Marketing Interventional Glaucoma, Reimbursement Pipeline, Allergan, an AbbVie Company

9:15 – 9:45 am PST


Industry Panel: Device

Industry executive panel discussions focused around innovation in the device industry.

Caren Mason, President & CEO, STAAR Surgical Company (Moderator)

Laurent Attias, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development Strategy, BD&L and M&A, Alcon

Warren Foust, Worldwide President, Surgical Vision, Johnson & Johnson Vision

Euan S. Thomson, PhD, President of Ophthalmic Devices and Head of the Digital Business Unit, Carl Zeiss Meditec

9:45 – 10:15 am PST


Networking & Exhibits

Take this time to visit sponsor booths, get to know fellow attendees, and make connections!

10:15 – 11:15 am PST


Presbyopia: Have We Finally Found the Holy Grail?

Highlights of upcoming technologies, presby drops, and their potential impact on practices and the eyecare space as well as a highlight of presbyopia IOLS.

Mitchell A. Jackson, MD, Founder & CEO, Jacksoneye

Ehsan Sadri, MD, FACS, Visionary Eye Institute

11:15 am – 12:00 pm PST


Practice and ASC Efficiencies With New Technology

What new technologies will make our practices more efficient and benefit our patients? What technologies will pave the way for the ASC of the future?

John Hovanesian, MD, FACS, Private Practice, Harvard Eye Associates, Laguna Hills, CA Clinical Faculty, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA (Moderator)

Nick Curtis, CEO, LENSAR, Inc.

12:00 – 12:30 pm PST


Glaucoma: The World Beyond Drops

Presentations on rising glaucoma technologies. A series of surgeons will highlight new technology.

Sean Ianchulev, MD, MPH, Professor of Ophthalmology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

12:30 – 1:00 pm PST


Lunch Break

1:00 – 1:30 pm PST


Race and Gender Equity in Ophthalmics

A candid discussion with industry leaders about enhancing diversity in the workplace.

1:30 – 2:00 pm PST


Visionary Venture Panel

Jeffry Weinhuff, Managing Partner, Visionary Ventures (Moderator)

Ehsan Sadri, MD, FACS, Visionary Eye Institute (Moderator)

2:00 – 2:15 pm PST


Roger Steinert Award

2:15 – 3:45 pm PST


LaunchPad Company Presentations & Award

3:45 – 4:15 pm PST


Patient Advocacy in Corneal Diseases

Marjan Farid, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UC Irvine

4:15 – 4:45 pm PST


Investment Panel

Bill Link, PhD, Managing Partner, Flying L Partners

4:45 – 5:00 pm PST


Closing Comments