The Ophthalmology Innovation Summit (OIS) was conceptualized and designed by ophthalmologist/venture capitalist Emmett Cunningham of Clarus. To make his vision for OIS a reality, Emmett partnered with legendary venture capitalists Bill Link of Versant Ventures and fellow ophthalmologist/venture capitalist Gil Kliman of InterWest Partners to Co-Champion the programs. The final addition of experienced event producer Craig Simak brought the event to life. Their combined efforts have resulted in the OIS franchise which has attracted thousands of industry leaders within the ophthalmic space since the first meeting in 2009.
The OIS programs are presented annually by Healthegy, Inc. as affiliate meetings with AAO, ASCRS and ASRS.
Healthegy is a multi-media company delivering best-in-class content and conferences on healthcare innovation. We serve and leverage a broad network of venture capital firms, Key Opinion Leaders, private and public company CEOs, and other industry executives to identify and address the most pressing issues and compelling opportunities in ophthalmology, medtech and digital health.