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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.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

6:00 – 8:00 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Welcome Cocktail Reception (Sponsors & Speakers Only)

Take this time to get to know fellow attendees and make connections!

Friday, July 9, 2021

7:00 – 8:00 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Networking & Exhibits

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

8:00 – 8:15 am PST

OPENING

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

FEATURED INTERVIEW

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

James V. (Jim) Mazzo, Executive Chairman, Neurotech, Chief Executive Officer, Avellino Labs, Advisor, Zeiss, Advisor, Bain Consulting, Board Member, Centricity Vision Inc. (Interviewer)

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

8:45 – 9:15 am PST

PANEL

Industry Panel: Pharmaceuticals

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

Neda Shamie, MD, Cataract, LASIK, and Corneal Surgeon, Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute (Moderator)

Jeff Evanson, Chief Commercial Officer, Outlook Therapeutics

Mark Hagler, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Ophthalmic, Oncology, Long Term Care, Sun Pharmaceuticals

Kate Kline, SVP Marketing, Kala Pharmaceuticals

Tom Mitro, President & COO, Aerie Pharmaceuticals

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

9:15 – 9:45 am PST

PANEL

Industry Panel: Device

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

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

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

Andrew Chang, Head of Global Sales, Ophthalmic Devices, President, Carl Zeiss Meditec USA, Inc.

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

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

9:45 – 10:15 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Networking & Exhibits

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

10:15 – 10:45 am PST

PANEL

Pharmacologic Treatment of Refractive Errors

Highlights of upcoming technologies, presby drops, and their potential impact on practices and the eyecare space.

Richard Lindstrom, MD, Minnesota Eye Consultants (Moderator)

Eric Donnenfeld, MD, Founding Partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University Medical Center (Visus Therapeutics)

Farid Eghbali, OD, FAAO, Partner, East Valley Eye Center, Clinical Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Clinical Professor, Western University Clinical Assistant Professor, Mark Ketchum University and University of Illinois

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

Cathleen McCabe, MD, The Eye Associates (Allergan)

10:45 – 11:15 am PST

PANEL

Presbyopia: The Evolution in Cataract & Refractive Surgery

Rapid fire highlights of upcoming technologies In the cataract and refractive space.

Ehsan Sadri, MD, FACS, Founder & CEO, Visionary Eye Institute (Moderator)

Uday Devgan, MD, FACS, FRCS, Devgan Eye Surgery, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine (LensGen)

Mitchell A. Jackson, MD, Founder & CEO, Jacksoneye (Ace Vision)

T. Hunter Newsom, MD, Founder, Medical Director, Cataract and LASIK Surgeon, Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Newsom Eye (RxSight)

11:15 am – 12:00 pm PST

PANEL

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.

Dan Durrie, MD, Durrie Vision

Alex Lopez, Co-Founder & COO, LeGrandeRX

Rob Thornhill, CEO, Centricity Vision, Inc.

12:00 – 12:30 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Networking & Exhibits

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

12:00 – 12:30 pm PST

ROUNDTABLE

Johnson & Johnson Vision Roundtable

Join Johnson & Johnson Vision for their Roundtable located on the Quarterdeck.

12:30 – 1:00 pm PST

LUNCH PANEL

Race and Gender Equality in Ophthalmics

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

Elizabeth Yeu, MD, Partner, Virginia Eye Consultants

Renee Bovelle, MD, President, Maryland Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Board Member, OWL

Lisa Nijm, MD, JD, Founder & Medical Director, Warrenville EyeCare & LASIK, Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary and CEO, Women in Ophthalmology

Audrey Talley Rostov, MD, President, CedarsAspens

1:00 – 1:15 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Roger Steinert Award

Tom Frinzi, Executive Chairman, CorneaGen 

Baruch Kuppermann, MD, PhD, Director, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute School of Medicine

Richard Lindstrom, MD, Minnesota Eye Consultants

1:15 – 1:45 pm PST

PANEL

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, EyeNovia

Cathleen M. McCabe, MD, The Eye Associates

Stuart Raetzman, Executive Chairman, Equinox Ophthalmic, Inc.

Farrell “Toby” Tyson, MD, Founder, Tyson Eye

1:45 – 2:15 pm PST

PANEL

New Paradigms in Therapeutics

Jeffry Weinhuff, Managing Partner, Visionary Ventures (Moderator)

Ehsan Sadri, MD, FACS, Founder & CEO, Visionary Eye Institute (Moderator)

Bobak Azamian, MD, PhD, CEO, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Kamran Hosseini, MD, PhD, President & CEO, Surface Ophthalmics Inc.

Patrick Johnson, PhD, Chief Business Officer, Syndexis

Greg Kunst, CEO, Aurion Biotech

Paul Smith, President & Chief Operating Officer, Orasis Pharmaceuticals

2:15 – 3:50 pm PST

LAUNCHPAD

LaunchPad Company Presentations & Award

LaunchPad Overview

Dave Beck, Director, LaunchPad SBDC & Investor Relations

Presenting Companies:

Avisi Technologies:

Rui Jing Jiang, Co-Founder & CEO, Avisi Technologies

Eyedetec:

Barry Linder, MD, MS, President & CEO, Eyedetec

i-Lumen Scientific, Inc.:

John VeLure, President & CEO, i-Lumen Scientific, Inc

LayerBio, Inc.:

Ken Mandell, MD, PhD, CEO, LayerBio, Inc.

Recornea:

Emiliano Lepore, PhD, Co-Founder & CEO, Recornea

Smartlens, Inc.:

Savas Komban, Co-Founder & CEO, Smartlens, Inc.

Investor Judges:

Addy Liñan, Fund Manager, Sophia Innovation Capital

Ehsan Sadri, MD, FACS, Founder & CEO, Visionary Eye Institute

Andrew Pilon, OD, FAAO, Senior Director, Business Development, Johnson & Johnson Vision

Sheri Rowen, MD, FACS, NVision Eye Centers

4:00 – 4:30 pm PST

PANEL

Patient Advocacy in Corneal Diseases

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

Joseph Boyd, Global Head, Sales & Marketing, Avellino

Chris Calcaterra, Chief Operating Officer, Glaukos Corporation

Monty Montoya, Founder & Strategic Advisor, CorneaGen

Mary Prudden, Program Director, National Keratoconus Foundation, Discovery Cornea & Retina Center, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

4:30 – 5:00 pm PST

PANEL

Innovation Ecosystem

Andy Corley, Founder, Yelroc Consulting, Inc.

Richard Lindstrom, MD, Minnesota Eye Consultants

Bill Link, PhD, Managing Partner, Flying L Partners

Marty Waters, Partner, Wilson Sonsini

5:00 – 5:05 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Closing Comments

5:05 – 6:30 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Closing Reception
Saturday, July 10, 2021

All Day

EXPERIENCE

Private Ad Boards (By Invitation Only)