• This fast-paced interactive program covers the clinical to the practical.

    Commercial support provided by Allergan 

    SPE10 | Sunday, Nov. 15 | Level 1, Venetian Ballroom D

    Program Chairs: Janice C. Law, MD, and Jeff H. Pettey, MD

    Part 1: Pearls for Building a Solid Clinical Foundation

    Hear leading consultants and fellow YO committee members share tips on all things clinical ─ from avoiding medical errors to building surgical skills throughout your career. The interactive program will also cover the business side of a healthy clinical practice, with topics that include choosing a practice type, finding a job and negotiating contracts.

    10 a.m. | Welcome to the program: YO Committee Chair Purnima S. Patel, MD

    10:05 a.m. | Transitioning from training to practice - key pitfalls to avoid: William C. Lloyd, III, MD

    10:10 a.m. | How to address surgical mistakes: Thomas A, Oetting, MD 

    10:20 a.m. | Pearls from the experts: How to avoid a surgical plateau and continue growing as a surgeon after training. Panelists: Alan Crandall, MD; Thomas A. Oetting, MD; Maria Aaron, MD

    10:40 a.m. | 2015 Academy presidential address: Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD  

    10:55 a.m. | Artemis Award presentation to Wendy M. Hofman, MD

    2014 YO Program excerpt: Academy presidential address by Greg Skuta, MD, and the Artemis Award presentation to John M. Cropsey, MD 

    11 a.m. | Clinical practice: The early years : William C. Lloyd III, MD 

    11:05 a.m. | Finding the right practice - why fit is more important than finances: Ruth D. Williams, MD

    11:15 a.m. | The right job - finding the right practice on your first, second, or even third try. Panelists: Vik Chopra, MD; Nathan Radcliffe, MD; Robin Vora, MD; David Vollman, MD, MBA 

    11:35 a.m. | Academy resources: Purnima S. Patel, MD

    11:40 a.m. | Impossible dreams: Geoff Tabin, MD

    2014 YO Progam excerpt: Contract-negotiation panel: Striking the right deal
    Moderator: William C.  Lloyd, III, MD
    Panelists: Don D'Amico, MD; Brian Chan-Kai, MD; Mark Kropiewnicki; Ruth D,Williams, MD; Elizabeth Yeu, MD

    Part 2: Put Your Pearls into Practice

    Get a complete toolkit of everything you need to launch a successful practice. This high-energy and engaging program will cover key issues such as practice building, work-life balance, management of medical-legal issues and personal finance. Speakers include members of the YO Committee and leading consultants and experts.

    Noon | Striking the right chord, work-life balance - How to succeed at work, at home, and everywhere else: William C. Lloyd, III, MD

    12:05 p.m. | Work-life balance - Lessons learned: Susan H. Day, MD

    12:15 p.m. | Work-life balance panel - Lessons learned. Panelists: Michael Brennan, MD; Tamara R. Fountain, MD; Jeff S. Maltzman, MD

    12:40 p.m. | Business side of medicine – Setting yourself up for success: William C. Lloyd, III, MD

    12:45 p.m. | Contracts and negotiations - What you need to know: Larry Geller, MBA, MS

    12:55 p.m. | Perspectives: Buy-ins, restrictive covenants, funding. Panelists: Angela Chambers, office manager; Ruth Williams, MD - private practice; David Calkins, PhD - research

    1:15 p.m. | Investing in your future - Advocacy: Rachel Simpson, MD, 2015 Advocacy Ambassador Program participant

    1:25 p.m. | Financial health for the young ophthalmologist - Disability, retirement, strategies: Justin Nabity

    1:45 p.m. | Closing comments and questions: Purnima S, Patel, MD

    2014 YO Program Excerpts

    Marketing essentials: Building YO brand
    Presenter: Randall V. Wong, MD

    Personal finance: Dollars and sense
    Presenter: Justin Nabity