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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Mandalay Bay South Convention Center, Las Vegas


Registration + Lunch

11:30 a.m. –
12:45 p.m.


11:00 a.m. –12:45 p.m. Registration
Bayside Foyer (Level 1)

12:00 –12:45 p.m. Lunch
Oceanside A (Level 2)


12:35 -1:00 p.m. a.m.

What is Eyecelerator?
David W. Parke II, MD, Steve Speares and Gil Kliman, MD 

Conference Overview

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD and Jim Mazzo

Mini Keynote: State of the Financial Markets
Chris Cooley, CFA
Managing Director, Stephens Inc.

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Take a peek behind the investment banking curtain for a critical assessment of today's shifting health care markets.

Industry Spotlight, Part I

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

A panel of global strategic executives examines the impact of COVID-19 on ophthalmic companies and where they'll focus resources in the coming years.  

Moderator: Richard L. Lindstrom, MD

Aerie: Tom Mitro, President and Chief Operating Officer
Alcon: David Endicott, Chief Executive Officer
BVI: Shervin Korangy, President & CEO
Glaukos: Chris Calcaterrra, COO
Zeiss: Euan Thomson, President Ophthalmic Devices and Head of Digital

Ophthalmic Consolidation: What it Means to You

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.

Get an informed perspective on the challenges and opportunities surrounding industry consolidation from a variety of viewpoints, including hospitals, private practice, CMS and equity investments. 

Moderator: Kerry Solomon, MD
Hospital: Rick Gannotta, DHA, FACHE
Private Practice: Ruth D. Williams, MD
Private Equity: Anthony Hayes
CMS Specialist/Reimbursements: Joel V. Brill, MD

Presbyopia: Everybody gets it... but can it be fixed?  

2:15 – 2:55 p.m.

We are on the cusp of pharmacologic treatments for presbyopia and competition is heating up.  So put down your readers and join us for a look at the companies innovating in one of the world's largest ophthalmic markets. 

Moderator: John P. Berdahl, MD



Preeya K. Gupta, MD

John A. Hovanesian, MD

Gil Kliman, MD

Vance Thompson, MD

Company Showcases

  1. Allergan, an AbbVie Co.: Michael R. Robinson, MD

  2. Eyenovia, Inc.: Michael Rowe

  3. Ocuphire Pharma: Mina Sooch

  4. Orasis Pharmaceutical: Elad Kedar

  5. LENZ Therapeutics: Eef Schimmelpennink

  6. Visus Therapeutics, Inc.: Ben Bergo

Networking Break

2:55 – 3:25 p.m.

Enjoy refreshments and connect with your colleagues.

Track 1: General Session - Oceanside D

3:25 – 4:15 p.m.

Dry Eye: The Need For Innovation


Dry eye represents one of the biggest unmet needs in eye care. Hear from the innovation companies developing new treatments with a variety of MOAs.


Moderator: Edward J. Holland, MD



Robert Dempsey

Marjan Farid, MD

Nicole R. Fram, MD

Francis S. Mah, MD

Company Showcases

  1. Allegro Ophthalmics, LLC: Vicken Karageozian, MD

  2. Azura Ophthalmics: Charles Bosworth, PhD

  3. Oculis: Riad Sherif, MD

  4. Oyster Point Pharma: Jeffrey Nau, PhD, MMS

  5. Palatin: Carl Spana, PhD

  6. Surface Ophthalmics, Inc.: Kamran Hosseini, MD, PhD

  7. Tarsus Pharmaceuticals: Aziz Mottiwala

Track 1: Industry Spotlight, Part II

4:15 – 4:45 p.m.

A panel of global strategic executives examines the impact of COVID-19 on ophthalmic companies and where they'll focus resources in the coming years.  


Moderator: Cathleen M. McCabe, MD

  • Allergan, an AbbVie Company: Jag Dosanjh, SR. VP, Specialty Therapeutics

  • Bausch Health Joseph Papa, Chief Executive Officer

  • Johnson & Johnson: Warren Foust, Worldwide President, Surgical

  • STAAR Surgical: Caren Mason, President & CEO

Track 1: New Glaucoma Treatments

4:45 – 5:25 p.m.

Meet the companies pioneering innovative new treatments within the specialty. 

Moderators: Nathan M. Radcliffe, MD and Thomas W. Samuelson, MD


Ron Bache

Leon Herndon, MD

Sarah Van Tassel, MD

Robert Warner

Company Showcases

  1. Avisi Technologies: Rui Jing Jiang

  2. ELT Sight, Inc.: Matilda Parente, MD, FCAP

  3. Equinox:  John P. Berdahl, MD

  4. ViaLase Inc.: Hadi Srass

Track 1: Closing Remarks

5:25 – 5:30 p.m.

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD and Jim Mazzo

Track 2: Company Showcase Session - Oceanside E

3:25 – 5:25 p.m.

Moderator: Gil Kliman, MD

Panelists: Andy Corley, Ranya Habash, MD, Jeff Weinhuff


3:25 – 3:35 p.m.
LifeLong Vision: Ranya Habash, MD


Part 1: Next Gen Cataract/IOL Technology

3:35 – 3:45 p.m.

LensGen, Inc.: Sumit (Sam) Garg, MD

3:45 – 3:55 p.m.

JelliSee Ophthalmics, Inc.: Jim Ellis, MD

3:55 – 4:05 p.m.

Samsara Vision: Tom Ruggia

4:05 – 4:15 p.m.
Centricity Vision, Inc.: Rob Thornhill


Part 2: Uber-Tech Devices

4:15 – 4:25 p.m.
Keranova: Michael Brownell


4:25 – 4:35 p.m.

Eye-Yon Medical: Nahum Ferera

4:35 – 4:45 p.m.
Smartlens Inc.: Savas Komban



Part 3: Dry Eye Pharmacopoeia

4:45 – 4:55 p.m.
Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc.: Todd Brady, MD, PhD

4:55 – 5:05 p.m.
Ocular Therapeutix: Michael Goldstein, MD


5:05 – 5:15 p.m.
TearSolutions: Anil Asrani


5:15 – 5:25 p.m.
Allysta Pharmaceuticals: Henry Hsu

Track 2: Closing Remarks

5:25 – 5:30 p.m.

Gil Kliman, MD

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