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Friday, November 3, 2023 |
6:45 - 9:30 PM PT

Marriott Marquis | 780 Mission Street

YoungMD Connect LIVE @ AAO

Join your peers for one of the biggest events of the year for young & aspiring ophthalmologists: the YoungMD Connect Event at AAO! Designed for emerging leaders in ophthalmology (including medical students, residents, fellows, and those in their first 7 years of practice), the YMDC Event at AAO allows you to take your virtual connections one step further in an in-person setting. Enjoy appetizers & drinks while attending mentoring sessions with subspecialty-specific thought leaders; participate in interactive educational workshops; and network with peers, industry, and mentors in a vibrant atmosphere. We can't wait to see you in San Francisco!


6:30 - 9:30 PM PT


6:30 - 7:00 PM PT Registration Opens
7:00 - 7:10 PM PT Welcome from YoungMD Connect Team
7:10 - 7:20 PM PT Industry Panel With YMDC Visionary Partners: Allergan, an AbbVie company, and Johnson & Johnson Vision
7:20 - 7:50 PM PT Mentoring Sessions
7:50 - 8:00 PM PT Transition
8:00 - 8:40 PM PT Educational Workshops
8:40 - 9:30 PM PT Networking Reception
Workshop Topics
  • Working With Industry, Sponsored by Allergan
  • Nailing Your Case Presentations, Sponsored by Dompé
  • Women in Leadership, Sponsored by J&J Vision
  • Technological Advancements: Elevating Techniques & Approaches, Sponsored by Lumibird
  • The Art of Patient Communication, Sponsored by Regeneron
  • Get Ready for GA: Diagnostics, Imaging, and Biomarkers, Sponsored by ZEISS

Additional topics to be announced soon!

Mentor Faculty
  • Chris R. Alabiad, MD
  • Sarah Avila, MD
  • Jesse Berry, MD
  • Robert Chang, MD
  • Kimberly Cockerham, MD, FACS
  • Joseph M. Coney, MD, FACS
  • Shanika Esparaz, MD
  • Michael Greenwood, MD
  • Zaiba Malik, MD
  • Julius Oatts, MD
  • Joseph F. Panarelli, MD
  • Audrey Talley Rostov, MD
  • Brian M. Shafer, MD
  • Neda Shamie, MD
  • Shameema Sikder, MD
  • Rachel G. Simpson, MD
  • Stuart Stoll, MD
  • Geoffrey C. Tabin, MD
  • Priya S. Vakharia, MD
  • Basil K. Williams Jr, MD
  • Mitchell Weikert, MD
  • Julie A. Woodward, MD
  • Rupa Wong, MD

Additional mentor faculty to be announced soon!

Workshop Faculty
  • Joseph M. Coney, MD, FACS

Additional workshop faculty to be announced soon!