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  • 2019 Ophthalmology Business Summit-CollaborationPosition Your Practice for Success

    March 23-24, 2019
    Chicago, Ill.

    Innovations for physician leaders and practice administrators to lead a successful modern practice.

    Program Director: Ravi D. Goel, MD

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    As the health care industry continues to shift dramatically, the Academy hosts its second annual, business-focused “boot camp” designed to address the volatile and complex challenges facing ophthalmic practices right now.

    Over a day and a half, you’ll acquire strategic insights and tactical tools that can be applied immediately and have a meaningful impact on your practice’s revenue and growth.

    Join business experts and Academy leaders for an intensive, interactive curriculum that will cover:

    • Financial and strategic planning that informs management decisions
    • Technology trends and process improvements that can increase profitability
    • Contracts negotiations, practice valuations and collaborative partnerships
    • Best practices for developing a culture of excellence

    New! Open to both physician leaders and practice administrators who are Academy members.
    New! Physician members in your first or second year of practice: save $100 when you register before Dec. 6, 2018 (discount applied automatically at registration).

    You can’t afford to miss this important and valuable opportunity. Seats are limited – register today!

    2019 Ophthalmology Business Summit-LeanLocation

    Loews Chicago O’Hare 
    5300 N River Rd, Rosemont, Ill.

    The Lowes Chicago O'Hare is the official hotel for the 2019 Ophthalmology Business Summit. Hotel reservations open soon. Special summit rates available!

    Times

    Saturday, March 23 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
    Sunday, March 24 - 8 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. 

    Note: CME is not available for this meeting.

    Special Introductory Prices

    Registration Fees Early
    until Dec. 6, 2018
    Standard
    until Feb. 28, 2019
    Onsite
    March 1 to March 24
    Academy and AAOE Members $799 $849 $899
    Non-Members $1149 $1219 $1299

    Saturday Program

    8:30 to 9:30 am Opening Session Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and The Value of Connecting
    9:40 to 10:40 am Session 2 Prepare for Change: Disruptive Technologies and Trends in Ophthalmic Practice
    BREAK
    11 am to 12 pm    Session 3A Value Your Practice: Current Investment Trends in Ophthalmology Session 3B Understand Financial Statements (or, What Your Accountant Hasn’t Told You)
    LUNCH
    1 to 2 pm Session 4A The Art of Contracting: Employment and Payer Session 4B Make Better Management Decisions Through Financial Data
    2:10 to 3:10 pm Session 5 Diagram Your Play: Strategic Management of Ophthalmology Practices
    BREAK
    3:30 to 4:30 pm Session 6 Develop a Culture of Excellence in Your Practice

    Sunday Program

    8 to 9 am Session 7A Grow Your Practice Through Collaborative Partnerships

    Session 7B Why You Need an HR Policy and a Manual

    9:10 to 10:10 am  Session 8A Unlock Your Clinic’s Full Potential with The Lean Practice Session 8B Resolve Conflict through Improved Communication
    BREAK
    10:30 to 11:30 Session 8A (continued) Unlock Your Clinic’s Full Potential with The Lean Practice Session 9 Use Technology to Cut Costs, Improve Efficiency and Increase Profitability in Small Practices
    11:40 to 12:40  Closing Session The Future of Ophthalmic Practice: A Culture of Collaboration

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