The Opening Session will take place in the Esplanade Ballroom, Moscone South, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4.
During the Opening Session we hear from Academy leadership and recognize winners of Academy Awards. The 2023 Laureate Award will be presented to H. Dunbar Hoskins, Jr., MD, an internationally recognized glaucoma specialist who served as the Academy’s Executive Vice President for 16 years. Under his strategic vision, the Academy launched the Ophthalmic News and Education (ONE®) Network, the world’s leading online resource for ophthalmic education.
Eve J. Higginbotham, SM, MD, ML will deliver the 80th annual Edward Jackson Memorial Lecture, "Striving Toward Better Eye Health Beyond Our Waiting Rooms." Dr. Higginbotham is the inaugural Vice Dean for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics and Professor of Ophthalmology specializing in glaucoma. She remains active in scholarship related to glaucoma, health policy, STEM, patient care and equity.
Don't miss the Michael F. Marmor Lecture in Ophthalmology and the Arts, "Bach to the Future, Baroque Music in the 21st Century," followed by a performance from Voices of Music.
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