• Ophthalmic Business Council

    For more than 25 years, the Foundation has facilitated the Ophthalmic Business Council (OBC) with the goal of fostering communication among leaders in the ophthalmic community. The OBC provides an ideal forum for thought leaders from the Academy, industry, government and health policy to collaborate face-to-face on ways to improve patient care.

    OBC members are invited to attend two essential symposia with unparalleled networking opportunities with Academy physician leaders and industry experts.

    To join or learn more, contact Todd Lyckberg at 415.447.0361 or tlyckberg@aao.org.

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    Spring 2021 Symposium
    April 22, 2021
    Washington, DC

    Held every other year, the Spring Symposium focuses on the latest first-hand from experts on FDA, Medicare and reimbursement issues. As the speed of innovation grows, this event helps you navigate the complexities of introducing new technologies and treatments to patients. Unlike the Fall Symposium, Academy leaders do not attend this meeting.

    Fall 2019 Symposium
    Sept. 5 to 6, 2019
    Westin Gaslamp Quarter Hotel
    San Diego, Calif.

    Held in conjunction with the Academy’s Board of Trustees meeting, the Fall Symposium covers the most timely and relevant issues facing ophthalmology today. In-depth presentations and open-forum discussions allow you to hear from all perspectives: physician, industry, health policy and government. The Fall Symposium is the perfect way to gain meaningful insights from key players.



    Member Benefits

    2019 - 2020 Ophthalmic Business Council 

    Crown Benefactors ($25,000)
    Alcon, Inc.
    Allergan, Inc.
    Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.
    Genentech, Inc.
    Johnson & Johnson Vision
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals
    Optos, Inc.
    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Shire
    Verana Health

    Benefactors ($15,000)
    Bausch + Lomb

    Patrons ($7,500)
    Boehringer Ingelheim
    Dompé
    Glaukos Corporation
    Horizon Pharma
    Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
    Santen, Inc.
    Sun Ophthalmics

    Subscribers ($5,000)
    Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Akorn, Inc.
    Bio-Tissue, Inc.
    Clearside Biomedical, Inc.
    Heidelberg Engineering
    Nevakar, Inc.
    REGENXBIO, Inc.
    Santen, Inc.
    Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
    W. L. Gore & Associates

    Members ($2,500)
    Apellis Pharmaceuticals
    Aura Biosciences, Inc.
    MicroOptx
    NeoMedix Corporation
    New World Medical, Inc.
    Ocunexus Therapeutics
    Omeros Corporation
    Oxurion
    Topcon Medical Systems, Inc.
    Zydoc Medical Transcription