Ophthalmology Futures Retina & European Virtual Forums

Retina – Wednesday 30 September 2020

European – Thursday 01 October 2020

Keith Barton and Kuldev Singh are pleased to announce that our 2020 forums will be going completely virtual this year to maximise participation.

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Ophthalmology Futures Forums are clinician-driven innovation meetings focusing on new technology, entrepreneurial ventures, market access and other aspects of commercialisation in the ophthalmic healthcare sector. They cover all aspects of global innovation in ophthalmic devices, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals by connecting scientists, physicians, regulators, reimbursement specialists, corporate leaders, venture capitalists and other investors who support the advancement of eye care.


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Retina Virtual Forum Programme

30 September 2020

13:50 – 21:35

ALL TIMINGS IN CENTRAL EUROPEAN STANDARD TIME

Virtual Forum

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PLEASE NOTE: Times listed below are local Amsterdam times.
Please allow for the time difference in your location, for example:
-1 hour London, – 6 hours Eastern, – 9 hours Pacific

Click below to view the confirmed speakers:

Confirmed speaker list

13:50 - 14:00

Welcome from the Co-chairs

Chairs:
Keith Barton
Kuldev Singh

14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:20

A one to one with Marie-France Tschudin, President of Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Kuldev Singh
Marie-France Tschudin

15:20 - 16:20

Company Presentations 1

Re-Vana Therapeutics
Michael O’Rourke

Graybug Vision
Fred Guerard

Oculis S.A.
Marcia de Souza Lima

Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Casey Kopczynski

Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Rich Small

ProQR Therapeutics
Aniz Girach

Clearside Biomedical
Thomas Ciulla

16:20 - 16:50

Panel 3: Gene and Cell-based Therapy for Retinal Disease: Opportunities and Challenges

Chairs:
Bart Leroy
José-Alain Sahel

Panellists:
James Bainbridge
Dominik Fischer
Keith Lane
Ram Palanki
Rich Small

16:50 - 17:00

Investment Overview

Naveed Siddiqi

17:00 - 17:30

Panel 4: The Dream Versus the Reality: Making Investments in Retina, an Investor Perspective

Chair:
Naveed Siddiqi

Panellists:
Begoña Carreño
Mike Giaquinto
Chau Khuong
Thierry Laugel
Geert-Jan Mulder
Alex Pasteur

17:30 - 18:30

Company Presentations 2

REGENXBIO
Steve Pakola

ReNeuron
Rick Beckman

IVERIC bio
Kourous Rezaei

Adverum Biotechnologies
Aaron Osborne

GenSight Biologics
Magali Taiel

Eyevensys
Ronald Buggage

Preceyes BV
Gerrit Naus

18:30 - 19:00

Panel 5: Surgical Instrumentation and Microscopy: A Real Business or a Revenue Rounding Error

Chairs:
Steve Charles
Stanislao Rizzo

Panellists:
Andy Chang
Paul Hallen
Eugene de Juan
Rob Niemietz
Ron Schneider 
Paulo Stanga

19:00 - 19:30
19:30 - 19:50

A fireside chat with Dr Wiley Chambers, USFDA

Wiley Chambers
Kuldev Singh

19:50 - 20:50

Company Presentations 3

Apellis
Ramiro Ribeiro

Kodiak Sciences, Inc.
Jason Ehrlich

ForwardVue Pharma
Alan Franklin

Imagine Eyes
Nicolas Chateau

Macuject Pty Ltd
Devinder Chauhan

RetinaRisk
Einar Stefánsson

Notal Vision, Inc.
Kester Nahen

20:50 - 21:20
21:20 - 21:30

Summary: Adnan Tufail

Adnan Tufail

21:30 - 21:35

Concluding Remarks from the Co-chairs

Chairs:
Keith Barton
Kuldev Singh

European Virtual Forum Programme

01 October 2020

12:30 – 22:15

ALL TIMINGS IN CENTRAL EUROPEAN STANDARD TIME

Virtual Forum

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PLEASE NOTE: Times listed below are local Amsterdam times.
Please allow for the time difference in your location, for example:
-1 hour London, – 6 hours Eastern, – 9 hours Pacific

Click below to view the confirmed speakers:

Confirmed speaker list

12:30 - 12:40

Welcome from the Co-chairs

Chairs:
Keith Barton
Kuldev Singh

12:40 - 12:50

Market Overview

Mike Giaquinto

12:50 - 13:20

Panel 1: The Global Dry Eye Opportunity: Will it Ever be Realised?

Chairs:
Christophe Baudouin
Shigeru Kinoshita

Panellists:
Mayssa Attar
Ashley Brissette
George Ousler
Karl Stonecipher
Nikolaos Tripodis

13:20 - 14:20

Company Presentations 1

Aerie Pharmaceuticals
Michelle Senchyna

Photon Therapeutics
Sunil Shah

EyeYon Medical
Nahum Ferera

Avellino
Eric Bernabei

TearClear
Robert Dempsey

Oculis S.A.
Marcia de Souza Lima

Isarna Therapeutics
Marion Munk

14:20 - 14:50

Panel 2: Big idea and No Money: Who Do I Call in a Big Company?

Chairs:
Leonard Borrmann
Baldo Sforzolini

Panellists:
Laurent Attias
Doug Faunce
Chuck Hess
Jane Rady
Naveed Shams
Euan Thomson

14:50 - 15:10

Leadership Perspective

Kuldev Singh
Shigeo Taniuchi

15:10 - 15:40

Panel 3: Drug Delivery for Eye Diseases: Simply Cool Technology or also a Commercial Success?

Chairs:
Eugene de Juan
Ingeborg Stalmans

Panellists:
Fred Guerard
Greg Kunst
Sabri Markabi
Michael McCleerey
Mike Robinson

15:40 - 16:10

Panel 4: Cataract and Other Elective Surgery in the Era of COVID-19

Chairs:
Arthur Cummings
Matteo Piovella

Panellists:
Aylin Kiliç
Richard Lindstrom
Todd Pinkney
Karlheinz Rein
David Spalton

16:10 - 17:10

Company Presentations 2

Implandata Ophthalmic Products
Max Ostermeier

Kali Care
Sina Fateh

NovaSight
Ran Yam

Azalea Vision
Enrique Vega

Intelon Optics
Dimitri Chernyak

2EyesVision
Susana Marcos

17:10 - 17:40

Panel 5: Refractive Outcomes after Cataract Surgery: IOL Adjustment Vs Enhancement

Chairs:
Gerd Auffarth
Damien Gatinel

Panellists:
Ike Ahmed
Marcus Ang
Mikhail Boukny
Alex Long
Michael Mrochen
MK Raheja

17:40 - 18:20

Panel 6: Premium IOL Patient-reported Outcomes and Regulatory Processes

Introductory talk and Discussion Panel

Chair:
Malvina Eydelman

Panellists:
Jorge Alio
Ron Hays
Kendra Hileman
Flora Lum
Scott Macrae
Sam Masket
Marie-José Tassignon

18:20 - 19:20

Company Presentations 3

Voptica
Pablo Artal

LensGen
Sumit Garg

AcuFocus
Yari Mitchell

Samsara Vision, Inc.
Thomas Ruggia

Sanoculis
Nir Israeli

iStar Medical
Michel Vanbrabant

Rheon Medical
Nikos Stergiopulos

19:20 - 19:50

Panel 7: Will Endothelial Damage Restrict Glaucoma Device Progression?

Chairs:
Keith Barton
Don Budenz

Panellists:
Ike Ahmed
Victor Chan
Greg Kunst
Chelvin Sng
Ingeborg Stalmans
Brett Trauthen
Vanessa Vera

19:50 - 20:20

Panel 8: Opportunities in Ophthalmology - Investors' Perspective

Chair:
Nanna Luneborg

Panellists:
Mike Giaquinto
Joseph Gilliam
Wende Hutton
Michael Keyoung
Andrew Murray-Lyon
Katya Smirnyagina

20:20 - 21:10

Company Presentations 4

Sight Sciences
Patrick Smale

Liqid Medical
Daemon McClunan

Belkin Laser
Daria Lemann Blumenthal

Centricity Vision
Rob Thornhill

LENSAR, Inc.
Nick Curtis

21:10 - 21:40

Panel 9: Femto a Decade Later: Was it Worth the Investment?

Chairs:
David Chang
Boris Malyugin

Panellists:
Jorge Alio
Laurent Attias
Soon-Phaik Chee
Sheraz Daya
Sunil Shah
Troy Wu

21:40 - 22:10

A View from the Top: The Long-term Impact of COVID-19 on the Business of Ophthalmology

Chair:
James Mazzo

Panellists:
Chris Calcaterra
Jag Dosanjh
Warren Foust
Shervin Korangy
Caren Mason
Ludwin Monz
Michael Onuscheck

22:10 - 22:15

Summary and Concluding Remarks from the Co-chairs

Chairs:
Keith Barton
Kuldev Singh

 

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