B2B Program

(all times are CDT)


Friday, April 21

8:30 - 9:30am



Welcome and Opening Keynote

Found in Translation: A Vision Scientist’s Journey
Keynote speaker: Adrienne Graves, PhD
Former CEO, Santen, Inc
Chairman of the Board, Iveric Bio

10 - 11am

How to get started

Session chairs: Cheryl Rowe-Rendleman, PhD and Kazuo Tsubota, MD, PhD, FARVO, MBA

11:30am - 12:30pm


Session chairs: Dan Chao, MD, PhD and Amanda Roberts, PhD

1:30 - 2:30pm


When and how to interact with the regulators

Session chairs: Gary Novack, PhD, Cheryl Rowe-Rendleman, PhD and Scott Whitcup, MD, FARVO

3 - 4pm


Personal stories from startups

Session chairs: Amanda Roberts, PhD and Barbara Wirostko, MD, FARVO

4:30 - 6pm





Eye Pitch

Session chair: Grace Chang, MD, PhD and Scott Whitcup, MD, FARVO

If you have an entrepreneurial mindset and little to no experience moving an idea forward through the pipeline, this session is for you. Learn how to successfully navigate through unknown territory. Presenters will be selected in a competitive process to present pitches. Expert feedback by specialists in the eye and vision space will be provided at the end of each presentation. The session ends in a Q&A with the expert panelists. This is your opportunity to learn from the best.

6 - 7pm

Open Networking Session