Friday, September 6

4:00–9:00 PM | Registration & Badge Pickup

5:30–6:45 PM | Opening Session | ME Live Program Chairs

  • Welcome to Louisville! 

  • ME Live Game Show: How Millennial Are You?

  • Presentation of the 2019 Millennial Award

  • Musical Performance | DJ Paul Singh

 6:45–9:00 PM | Evening Reception

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 

7:00–8:20 AM | Registration & Breakfast

7:00–8:20 AM | Breakfast With the Experts

• What’s in a KOL? | Neda Shamie, MD; and William Trattler, MD

• Career Path Navigation | Priyanka Sood, MD; and Jennifer Loh, MD

• Pathways to Practice | Jill Maher, MA, COE

• Surviving & Thriving in Training | Sumitra Khandelwal, MD

• Physician Wellness | Gary Wörtz, MD; and Laura Periman, MD

• Social Media Strategies | Blake Williamson, MD, MPH; and Rupa Wong, MD

• Women in Medicine | Sahar Bedrood, MD, PhD

• Talking to Patients About IOLs | Uday Devgan, MD; and Neel Desai, MD

• Money Matters for Young MDs | Michael Lewellen, CFP; and Bob Peelman, CFP

• Global Ophthalmology | Cathleen McCabe, MD; and Kristin Chapman, MD

8:20–8:50 AM | Break & Exhibits

8:55–9:45 AM | Cataract Case Files | Moderated by Gary Wörtz, MD; and Uday Devgan, MD

• Kourtney Houser, MD

• Matthew Feng, MD

• Rich Davidson, MD

• Cathleen McCabe, MD

• Robert J. Weinstock, MD

• Jeffrey Horn, MD

9:50–10:40 AM | Tech Culture | Moderated by Blake Williamson, MD, MPH

• The Instagram Influence: Practice Solutions | Blake Williamson, MD, MPH

• Post-Worthy Personal Content | Rupa Wong, MD

• The Power of Apps | Evan Schoenberg, MD

• Stopping the Negative News Cycle on Refractive Surgery | Beau Swann, MD

• AI and Machine Learning: One Year Later | Ranya Habash, MD

10:45–11:15 AM | iStent inject®: Maximize Efficacy, Minimize Concerns, Symposium Sponsored by Glaukos

  • Blake Williamson, MD, MPH - Moderator

  • Neda Shamie, MD

  • Sahar Bedrood, MD, PhD

11:15 AM–12:15 PM | Practice Update | Moderated by Priyanka Sood, MD

• When a Product Dies: Reflections on Raindrop and CyPass | James Katz, MD; Mitch Jackson, MD; Blake Williamson, MD, MPH;
and William F. Wiley, MD

• Too Many Choices | Bennett Walton, MD, MBA

• Notes From a Physician CEO | Jennifer Loh, MD

• Lessons in Leadership | Gary Wörtz, MD

• Crafting Company Culture | Neda Shamie, MD; Michael Greenwood; MD; Bill Wiley, MD; and Amr Kouchouk, MD

• Wealth Creation for Young MDs | Michael Lewellen, CFP; and Bob Peelman, CFP

12:40–1:40 PM | 3D Surgical Case Symposium, Lunch Sponsored by Alcon

  • Robert J. Weinstock, MD- Moderator

  • William Wiley, MD

  • John Kitchens, MD

  • Farrell “Toby” Tyson, MD

  • William Trattler, MD

1:45–2:45 | The Masters | Moderated by Gary Wörtz, MD

• Cataract Surgery | Uday Devgan, MD

• Refractive Surgery | Asim Piracha, MD

• The Cornea | William Trattler, MD

• Glaucoma | Arsham Sheybani, MD

• The Retina | John Kitchens, MD

• The Ocular Surface | Laura Periman, MD

2:45 –3:15 PM | Personalizing Patient Outcomes with TECNIS® Family of IOLs, Symposium Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision

  • Marc Bloomenstein, OD

  • Gary Wörtz, MD

3:15–3:30 PM | Resident & Fellow Top 3 Poster Presentations

3:30–3:45 PM | Break & Exhibits

3:45 - 5:15 PM | Wet Labs: MIGS

6:45–9:00 PM | Musical Performance & Evening Reception

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

 6:45–8:30 AM | Registration & Breakfast

 7:15–8:30 AM | Residents & Fellows Breakfast Course (Open to all attendees) | Sponsored by Allergan

• MIGS: Burning Questions & Evolutions in Care | I. Paul Singh, MD; Arsham Sheybani, MD; Sahar Bedrood, MD, PhD; Michael Greenwood, MD; Lorraine Provencher, MD; and Kristin Chapman, MD

 8:30–9:00 AM | Ophthalmology Off the Grid LIVE | Gary Wörtz, MD; William F. Wiley, MD; and Lance Ferguson, MD

 9:00–9:50 AM | Ophthalmologist 2.0 | Moderated by Gary Wörtz, MD; William F. Wiley, MD; and Lance Ferguson, MD

• Putting Yourself First | Priyanka Sood, MD

• The Human Connection in Medicine | P. Dee Stephenson, MD

• Physicians on Capitol Hill | Janice Law, MD

• Uncertainties in Fellowship & Beyond | Neel Desai, MD; Lorraine Provencher, MD; and Joshua Frenkel, MD, MPH; Alanna Nattis, DO; and Brett Mueller, DO

 9:55–10:25 AM | Break & Exhibits

 10:30–11:45 AM | Great Debates | Moderated by Priyanka Sood, MD

• Astigmatism Management: High-Tech vs. Low-Tech Approaches | Jonathan Solomon, MD; and Sumitra Khandelwal, MD

• DSAEK vs. DMEK | Michael Greenwood, MD; and Kourtney Houser, MD

• Mixing and Matching vs. Same IOL | James Katz, MD; and Lisa Nijm, MD, JD

• SMILE vs. LASIK | William F. Wiley, MD; and Asim Piracha, MD

• Drops, SLT, and MIGS: The More the Merrier vs. Time to Get Selective | I. Paul Singh, MD; and Arsham Sheybani, MD  

 12:05–1:35 PM | Wet Labs: Cataract, Refractive, and Diagnostic

 1:35 PM | Closing Remarks

 *Subject to change