About OIS

The Ophthalmology Innovation Summit (OIS) was conceptualized by ophthalmologist/venture capitalist Emmett Cunningham in 2006 while participating in IBF’s annual MedTech Investing Conference. Following the conference, Dr Cunningham shared his vision with Craig Simak of IBF to develop a forum dedicated to advancing ophthalmic innovation by uniting the leading investors, physicians, entrepreneurs and corporate executives in the ophthalmology space to facilitate information transfer, deal-flow, and strategic partnerships and acquisitions. To help make the OIS vision a reality, Emmett recruited legendary venture capitalists Bill Link and Gil Kliman. Their combined efforts have resulted in the OIS franchise, which has attracted thousands of key individuals within the ophthalmic space since the first meeting in 2009.

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