OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership, announced that it will host its annual OWL Signature Event and a Networking Program at the 2017 ASCRS · ASOA Symposium & Congress, a joint meeting of the American Academy of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators held May 5–9, 2017 in Los Angeles. In addition, the organization will host an OWL Connect Event at the 2017 Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO) Conference held in Baltimore May 7-11.
OWL Signature Event at ASCRS · ASOA
All are invited to enjoy time with peers and get inspired at the OWL Signature Event.
Friday, May 5, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Luxe City Center Hotel
1020 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles
Just a few blocks from the Convention Center, the OWL Signature Event will kick off with cocktails, followed by a lively panel discussion. The highly anticipated evening will focus on “Lessons in Leadership: A Panel Discussion on Overcoming Obstacles & the Value of Self Discovery.” The panel includes leaders in the field:
- Moderator: Jane Rady, DVP, Business Development, Johnson & Johnson Vision
- Eric Donnenfeld, MD, Corneal, Cataract & Refractive Surgeon Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island
- Ashley McEvoy, Company Group Chairman, Consumer Medical Devices Johnson & Johnson Vision
- Tracy Valorie, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ophthalmology Rx Bausch + Lomb
"This year's OWL Signature Event features respected leaders who will share insights from lessons they have learned along their leadership journey,” OWL President Heather Ready said in a company news release. “These insights have enabled them to overcome obstacles and become high-impact professionals in the ophthalmic community. It’s poised to be a special event.”
The OWL Signature Event is underwritten by premier sponsor Allergan, with additional sponsorship from Bausch + Lomb, Johnson & Johnson, Pascale and Sun Pharmaceuticals. Attendees can register in advance at www.owlsite.org or at the door.
Networking Program at ASCRS · ASOA
OWL invites you to join peers during the Interest Group Event, which will focus on “Difficult Conversations: Finding Your Voice with Effective Communication Strategies,” Sponsored by Alcon.
Saturday, May 6, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Luxe City Center Hotel
The panel will consist of:
- Moderator: Dr. Cynthia Matossian, President at Matossian Eye Associates
- Wayne Caulder, Head of U.S. Sales, Ophthalmic Devices at Carl Zeiss Meditec
- Aziz Mottiwala, Vice President of Marketing, U.S. Eye Care at Allergan
OWL Connect Event at ARVO:
ARVO attendees are invited to meet, engage, and discuss “Shattering the Mold: Overcoming & Understanding Personal Diversity,” during the OWL Connect Event breakfast sponsored by Lexitas.
Tuesday, May 9, from 7:30 to 8:30 am
Hilton Baltimore, Tubman A Room
For more information and to register for any OWL event, visit www.owlsite.org.