2020 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.

OTS 2020 Agenda

Thursday, August 6, 2020

5:00 – 7:00 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

On-Boarding & Cocktail Party

Get to know your fellow attendees with a networking session, learn how we’ll be using our virtual platform, and hear from Octane’s CEO, Bill Carpou as well as some of our partners to kick off Octane’s Ophthalmology Technology Summit, 2020.

Friday, August 7, 2020

7:00 – 8:00 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Expo Hours, Networking & Exhibits

Network with colleagues! Visit our virtual sponsor booths with our expo hours. You can also set appointments within our virtual platform or take part in a networking session catered to your interests.

7:00 – 7:30 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Roundtable (PPP: Patient Practice Pearls)

Join the discussion with Aerie Pharmaceuticals at their open roundtable session. Participate using the link in the agenda on the event platform.

8:00 – 8:10 am PST

OPENING

Opening Comments

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

8:10 – 8:30 am PST

PRESENTATION

State of the Ophthalmic Industry

Mike Giaquinto, Senior Managing Director, SVB Leerink

8:30 – 9:15 am PST

KEYNOTE

Interview with Michael Severino, MD, Vice Chairman & President, AbbVie

A discussion about innovation in ophthalmology and the industry more broadly and where Michael sees the future of AbbVie.

Michael Severino, MD, Vice Chairman & President, AbbVie

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

9:15 – 10:00 am PST

PANEL

The Eyecare Industry: COVID-19 & Beyond

Elizabeth Yeu, MD, Partner, Virginia Eye Consultants (Moderator)

Jag Dosanjh, Senior Vice President, Eye Care at Allergan

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

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

Tom Mitro, President & COO, Aerie Pharmaceuticals

Michael Onuscheck, President, Global Business & Innovation, Alcon

10:00 – 10:30 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Networking, Expo Hours + More

Network with colleagues! Visit our virtual sponsor booths with our expo hours. You can also set appointments within our virtual platform or take part in a networking session catered to your interests.

10:00 – 10:30 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Finding Your Purpose and Thriving in Times of Change

Hear from Dr. Jas Tilghman, a psychologist on how to adapt and find purpose in challenging times. 

10:30 – 11:00 am PST

PANEL

Lessons Learned The Hard Way

What are some lessons learned the hard way in 2020? What technologies have been impacted or pivoted? What impact has COVID-19 had on clinical trials? How will industry interface with doctors in the future? What are the legal implications/changing regulations of COVID-19 in our industry?

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

David Pyott, Former CEO, Allergan

Dick Lindstrom, MD, Chairman, Surface Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Robert Maloney, MD , Maloney Vision Institute

Allison Shuren, Partner, Arnold & Porter

11:00 – 11:30 am PST

PANEL

What Are You Doing Differently In Your Practice?

A 30-minute session of 5 rapid-fire talks addressing the following: what is the future of premium practice, how do we provide a premium patient experience now, what is the future of innovation in telemedicine in a premium practice, what products will survive/which products will thrive.

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

Ike Ahmed, MD, Prism Eye Institute

Tal Raviv, MD, FACS, Eye Center of New York

Karolinne Rocha, MD, PhD, University of South Carolina

Inder Paul Singh, MD, Eye Centers of Racine & Kenosha

 

11:30  am – 12:15 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Networking, Expo Hours + More

Network with colleagues! Visit our virtual sponsor booths with our expo hours. You can also set appointments within our virtual platform or take part in a networking session catered to your interests.

11:30  am – 12:15 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Ergonomics and Stretching Session

Join Alfred Bowen, an expert in Neuromuscular Therapy, for a refreshing stretch break!

12:15 – 1:00 pm PST

PANEL

Innovative Companies: Pharma & MedTech

Jeffry Weinhuff, Managing Partner, Visionary Ventures (Moderator)

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

Bobak Azamian, MD, PhD, CEO, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals

Robert Dempsey, CEO, TearClear

Elad Kedar, CEO, Orasis Pharmaceuticals

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

Matt Larson, President & CEO, Equinox

Monty Montoya, President & CEO, CorneaGen

1:00 – 1:45 pm PST

KEYNOTE

Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology: Irrational Hype or Paradigm Shift

Topics Include: Machine and deep learning and the application in medical image interpretation. AI tools that are available for ophthalmology. The future of AI in medicine and surgery.

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

Anthony Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS, Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer, CHOC Children’s Hospital

1:45 – 1:50 pm PST

CLOSING

Closing Comments

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

1:50 – 2:50 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Networking, Expo Hours + More

Network with colleagues! Visit our virtual sponsor booths with our expo hours. You can also set appointments within our virtual platform or take part in a networking session catered to your interests.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

7:00 am – 2:30 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Networking, Expo Hours + More

Network with colleagues! Visit our virtual sponsor booths with our expo hours. You can also set appointments within our virtual platform or take part in a networking session catered to your interests.

8:00 – 8:15 am PST

OPENING

Opening Comments

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

8:15 – 8:45 am PST

KEYNOTE

“Together We Are Limitless”

Jeremy will discuss seeing the Power of Interdependence, suspending judgment, and focusing on the Good.

Jeremy Poincenot, Inspirational Speaker & Blind Golf Champion

8:45 – 10:15 am PST

EXPERIENCE

LaunchPad Company Presentations

Our annual pitch competition, featuring 4 ophthalmic startups. Each company gets 10 minutes to pitch their company, followed by a Q+A with our expert judges. Our independent judges choose one startup to be the winner. Learn more about our award-winning accelerator, LaunchPad

Presenting Companies

Phileas Pharma is a transformative biotech company developing proprietary inhibitors of the isoforms of TGF-β to treat age-related diseases with an initial focus on ophthalmology and fibrotic diseases using antisense oligonucleotides.  Philippe, Calais, Dr, Founder and C.E.O    

Optify was created by eyewear industry and software execs building e-commerce software (SaaS) to help optometrists thrive in the digital age. Dave Barton, Co-founder & CEO

Leo Lens Pharma (Leo Lens) is an emerging San Diego-based pharmaceutical company focused on helping protect sight. Dan Myers, CEO

Cloudbreak Therapeutics has multiple on-going clinical and nonclinical programs to treat various eye diseases. Jinsong Ni, CEO

Learn more about the companies here.

Investor Judges

Sheri Rowen, MD, NVISION Eye Center

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

Jeffry Weinhuff, Managing Partner, Visionary Venture Fund

10:15 – 10:45 am PST

KEYNOTE

State of Affairs (COVID-19) in Ophthalmic Innovation

This panel will focus on COVID-19’s impact on the industry, the legal impact and how Octane has evolved.

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

Bill Link, PhD, Managing Partner, Flying L Partners

Marty Waters, Partner, Wilson Sonsini

10:45 – 11:30 am PST

PANEL

Physician Entrepreneurs

Insurgence of physician entrepreneurs, Concept to commercialization, Funding, Bootcamp, Q&A, Interactive.

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

Jeffry Weinhuff, Managing Partner, Visionary Ventures  (Moderator)

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

John Berdahl, MD, Founder & CEO, Equinox Ophthalmic

Sean Ianchulev, MD, MPH, Professor of Ophthalmology, NYEE, CEO, Eyenovia, Founder, IanTECH

Curt LaBelle, MD, Managing Partner, Global Health Investment Fund

Dick Lindstrom, MD, Chairman, Surface Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

11:30 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Closing Comments

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

11:30 am – 12:00 pm PST

BOOTCAMP

Private Investor Network

Gain early access to some of the most innovative tech and medtech early and growth stage companies.  Join Deb Hart, Managing Director of Octane Enterprise Solutions and Jim Mazzo, Advisor ZEISS and Chairman of the Board of Octane to learn about Octane’s Private Investor Network (PIN), and how qualified investors can tap into the high-quality deal flow from the Octane network.  We work with venture funds, corporate venture, family offices, high net-worth individuals and other capital providers to identify new investment ideas that meet their investment thesis.  Deb will provide an overview of the Private Investor Network, and highlight some current investment opportunities, then Jim will share his perspective as a founding member of the PIN.  Time will be set aside for live Q&A.

Deb Hart, Managing Director, Octane Enterprise Solutions

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

11:30 am – 12:00 pm PST

BOOTCAMP

Women Leaders in the Ophthalmic Industry

Join Women Leaders of Octane and industry leaders for a bootcamp session focused on promoting and developing diverse women leaders in the ophthalmic industry.  This interactive session will provide insight on professional and personal development opportunities and a platform for collaboration.  In addition, the session will discuss how to prepare women leaders in ophthalmology for board roles and has time set aside for you to engage with speakers during live Q&A!  Hear from women leaders that hold various leadership roles in ophthalmology, including:

Kelly Barba, Chair, Women Leaders of Octane and Associate Director of Client Development, K&L Gates (Moderator)

Abigail Markward, President-Elect/Vice President, OWL and Director Business Development – Western Region, PentaVision & National Director, PentaVision Live!

Laurie Ferguson, Head of Ophthalmic Devices Global Communications, ZEISS Medical Technology Business Group

Adrienne Graves, PhD, Prior CEO of Santen US, Board Member for Glaucoma Research Foundation & other private and public companies

 

11:30 am – 12:00 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Exhibitors & Networking

 

12:00 – 12:30 pm PST

BOOTCAMP

LaunchPad Accelerator: Resources for Startups

Calling all physician entrepreneurs and medtech startups:  Jumpstart your medtech company by amplifying your capital funding strategy with Octane’s LaunchPad Accelerator, a Top 5 SBDC-ranked accelerator in the US!  

 This session will dive into LaunchPad’s proprietary process, including:

  • How to apply to LaunchPad
  • Core elements of a business plan
  • Core elements of an impactful investor pitch deck and presentation
  • Tips on how to best prepare for success and lessons learned along the way
  • Live Q&A with the LaunchPad Team

 *LaunchPad supports both medtech and tech companies and applications are accepted year-round.

JC Ruffalo, Director, LaunchPad SBDC & Investor Relations

Jeff Estes, Shareholder, Stradling

Marc Belotti, Senior Advisor, Octane LaunchPad

12:00 – 12:30 pm PST

BOOTCAMP

Telemedicine: New Horizons

Telemedicine and technology are key to supporting physician-patient and physician-industry relationships.  Innovative and effective technology increase access and opportunities for collaboration, patient treatment, and how physicians can practice medicine.  During this 30-minute session we will showcase telemedicine technologies that are shaping the future of ophthalmology, including solutions and capabilities that most physicians aren’t aware of.  Discover how practices can better care for the safety of physicians, staff and patients.  Discuss how to reconnect reps with physicians and vice versa, as well as how telemedicine is helping physicians “see” patients during this unique time and in the future.

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

Ranya Habash, MD, Consultant, Microsoft, Chief Medical Officer, Everbridge, Medical Director, Technology Innovation, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami

 

12:00 – 12:30 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Exhibitors & Networking (Continued)