OOSS Symposium 2019 Meeting

Capital feeds a surgery center, but heart is what drives patient-focused care. Guided by this philosophy, the Symposium 2019 conversation focused on how to leverage technology, passion, and capital to deliver surgical vision care to those who need it, where they need it.

Attendees joined us for:

  • 3 practical e-briefings for surgeon owners, administrators, and nurses to address the latest concerns facing ophthalmic ASC executives
  • Symposium 2019 program - What is on the horizon for OOSS to the year 2023, how the latest Washington regulations may affect your surgery center, and how heart-driven ophthalmologist/innovator Andrew Bastawrous uses smart phone technology to bring advanced eye care to some of the most remote places
  • Introduction and fundraising launch of the OOSS Gives Foundation

Jim Di Filippo

​​Jim Di Filippo Vice President and General Manager for U.S. Surgical with Alcon introduces the "New Alcon," sharing how their once-again independent company is coming at today's issues related to "fit-for-purpose" medical technology and innovation with a fresh, flexible mindset.

Lars Bonefeld

Lars Bonefeld of BBI, one of the fastest growing integrated ophthalmic companies, shares BBI's history and teases some exciting innovations coming down its pipeline, including the next generation of tri-focal lenses.

Meet Diane Blanck

After more than 15 years of dedicated service, Kent Jackson entrusted the Executive Director position to Diane R. Blanck at the OOSS Symposium in San Francisco. Meet Diane and listen as she discusses her intent to develop member and partner-centric strategies for OOSS to continue the organization's leadership and influence in the industry.

Andrew Bastawrous Keynote

Listen, watch, and learn from inspiring ophthalmologist Andrew Bastawrous. Dr. Bastawrous is co-founder of Peek Vision, a social impact organization using smartphone technology to radically increase access to eye care in some of the most challenging places in the world. Listen as he shares his work's implications for practices and ASCs.