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    Tickets are on sale now for The Orbital 2023: Gold Rush.
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    To commemorate the twentieth anniversary, we proudly unveil a new name for our iconic fundraising event: The Orbital 2023: Gold Rush (formerly the Orbital Gala). The formality, the venues and our clothes have changed over the years, but this event continues to be the Foundation's premiere celebration.   Attendees reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and most importantly support the Academy programs which impact us all. The Orbital 2023: Gold Rush theme celebrates our return to California at San Francisco’s iconic Westin St. Francis Hotel on Sun., Nov. 5. Dress in your most elegant party attire.

    This year’s Orbital Honorees are philanthropists and Academy leaders David and Molly Pyott.  We also will toast the Academy’s 2023 Artemis Award recipient selected by the Senior Ophthalmologist Committee.

    Join Chair Christie L. Morse, MD, and The Orbital 2023 Committee to celebrate The Academy’s Leadership Development Program (LDP), the beneficiary of this year’s fundraising.   

    The Orbital 2023 Committee:

    Christie L. Morse, MD – Committee Chair

    Jane Edmond, MD
    Laura Fine, MD
    Sidney Gicheru, MD
    Kristyn Klear
    William Mieler, MD
    Michael Puente, MD
    Molly Pyott
    Bibiana Jin Reiser, MD
    Philip Rizzuto, MD
    Prem Subramanian, MD, PhD
    Alan Wagner, MD
    Rupa Wong, MD
    Woody Van Meter, MD