We will kick off with a spotlight of exciting ophthalmic start-ups followed by an overview of EU innovation
hotbeds, and conclude with a panel of industry leaders who will shed light on their internal and external work.
Throughout the event you will have the ability to ask questions and network with other participants in real time.

AGENDA | JULY 20 | 12:00 PM EDT

12:00 - 12:05 PM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

12:05 - 12:25 PM

Fireside Chat

12:25 - 12:40 PM

Special Presentation

12:40 - 2:00 PM

Company Showcase

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Industry Panel Discussion

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Virtual Networking

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:

Gold Sponsor

Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bausch Health Companies, is one of the world's best-known and most respected health care brands, solely focused on protecting, enhancing and restoring people's eyesight.

Silver Sponsors

Aerie Pharmaceuticals

Aerie is an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class therapies for open-angle glaucoma, ocular surface diseases and retinal diseases. In the U.S., Aerie markets Rhopressa® (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) 0.02%, a Rho kinase (ROCK) inhibitor, and Rocklatan® (netarsudil and latanoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.02%/0.005%. Aerie is expanding globally, with offices in Europe and Japan, and a manufacturing facility in Ireland. Rhokiinsa® (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) 0.02% and Roclanda® (netarsudil and latanoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.02%/0.005% are approved in the EU. A Phase 3 study of netarsudil ophthalmic solution is underway in Japan, in collaboration with Santen. Aerie is also pursuing additional candidates in ophthalmology, including a Phase 2b dry eye program with AR-15512 (TRPM8 agonist), and two clinical-stage retina programs, AR-1105 (dexamethasone) Sustained Release Implant and AR-13503 (Rho kinase/Protein kinase C inhibitor) Sustained Release Implant. Aerie continues to investigate assets from its proprietary library of small-molecule multi-kinase inhibitors.

Alcon

Alcon, the global leader in eye care, provides innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people worldwide see better. Through Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care, Alcon offers the world’s widest spectrum of ophthalmic products, helping millions of patients see the world better with clarity, color and beauty.

Novartis

Novartis is a leading ophthalmology company, with therapies that treat both front and back of the eye disorders, including retina diseases, glaucoma, dry eye and other external eye diseases. In 2016, approximately 200 million patients worldwide were treated with Novartis ophthalmic products.

Promedica International

Promedica International is a privately held, full-service, ISO-certified CRO providing clinical trial services for the medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Founded in 1985, Promedica International, a woman-owned corporation, is headquartered in Orange County, California. We have successfully been providing exceptional value to our clients for over 30 years in clinical trial project management, site recruitment and management, clinical study monitoring, data management, biostatistics, medical writing and GCP auditing.

Bronze Sponsors

GenSight Biologics

GenSight Biologics S.A. is a clinical-stage biopharma company focused on developing and commercializing innovative gene therapies for retinal neurodegenerative diseases and central nervous system disorders. GenSight Biologics’ pipeline leverages two core technology platforms, the Mitochondrial Targeting Sequence (MTS) and optogenetics, to help preserve or restore vision in patients suffering from blinding retinal diseases. GenSight Biologics’ lead product candidate, LUMEVOQ® (GS010; lenadogene nolparvovec), has been submitted for marketing approval in Europe for the treatment of Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), a rare mitochondrial disease affecting primarily teens and young adults that leads to irreversible blindness. Using its gene therapy-based approach, GenSight Biologics’ product candidates are designed to be administered in a single treatment to each eye by intravitreal injection to offer patients a sustainable functional visual recovery.

Johnson & Johnson Vision

At Johnson & Johnson Vision, we have a bold ambition: to change the trajectory of eye health. Through our operating companies, we've developed solutions for every stage of life-to help people see better, connect better and live better. We partner with eye care professionals to provide some of the world's leading products and technologies to address refractive error, cataracts, dry eye, and beyond. We are committed to using our reach and size for good and strive to put quality eye care within reach of everyone, everywhere.

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