Vista Terrace and Ballroom
Huntington Beach, CA
CGGS members attending the AGS Meeting are invited to attend an evening with colleagues in a scenic & relaxed atmosphere offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.
Brief Business Meeting
Glass of Wine with Chandler and Grant Discussion
Announcement of the 2023 David Epstein, MD
Clinician-Scientist Award Recipient
Presentation by Andrew Williams, MD
2022 David Epstein Clinician Scientist Award Recipient
Flowin' with the Wind!
Presentation by Cynthia Mattox, MD past president of the Society.
Cynthia Mattox, MD
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REGISTRATION | CATEGORIES & FEES
CGGS Member $135 | Bringing a Guest or Fellow $135 (per person)
CGGS Member Attending | Sponsor a Fellow (Sponsor a Fellow to Attend)! $270 (Member and Sponsored Fellow)
CGGS Member Not Attending | Sponsor a Fellow (CGGS member not able to attend but wishes to sponsor a Fellow) $135
Fellow not attending with Mentor – Complimentary. Limited Slots available!
Fellow – Complimentary (Guest of CGGS Member. Fellows must register under the “Fellow” category).
REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES
Reception Beverages & Appetizers | Dinner | Dessert | Select Wines Served with Dinner
Registration is required
on or before February 26th.
Membership dues must be
current for 2024.
The 2023 Annual meeting
attracted a large crowd and we look forward to another great meeting in 2024.
6:30 pm to 7:15 pm | Vista Terrace
Registration | Reception | Visit With Exhibitor
7:15 pm to 7:25 pm | Vista Ballroom
Welcome & President Remarks
Joshua D. Stein, MD, MS | President
Dinner Service Begins
7:25 pm to 8:00 pm
Glass of Wine with Chandler and Grant
8:00 pm to 8:30 pm
David Epstein, MD Clinician-Scientist
Award Presentations & Remarks by ALCON
8:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Presentation by Dr. Mattox
9:00 pm Conclusion
CGGS ANNUAL MEETING 2023 Highlights!
MARCH 3 | AUSTIN, TX
The Agenda also included presentations from David Epstein Clinician Scientist award recipients, Erin Alward Boese, MD (2020) and Brian Stagg, MD (2021). Dr. Stein had the pleasure to announce the 2022 awardee, Andrew M. Williams, MD, who was in attendance. Dr. Williams will designate an institution of his choice to receive a $10,000 research grant in his honor.
The grant is funded by Alcon, whose commitment includes five, $10,000 research grants, to support the work of dedicated researchers by providing funding to the institutions in which the recipients devote themselves in the field of ophthalmology and glaucoma research.
Alcon team members attended the event and congratulated all awardees with Ms. Lisa Praeger addressing the audience on the positive and favorable partnership.
The Society looks forward to welcoming a larger crowd at the next Annual Meeting, scheduled for March 2024 in Huntingdon Beach, CA.
CGGS Leadership, Alcon Team members, and Awardees at the 2023 Annual meeting held in Austin, TX.
EVAN LAGOUROS, MD
A highlight of the evening was the presentation by Evan Lagouros, MD, Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Vice President AAO Illinois Council Representative Illinois Eye Center who presented, Advocacy: How to get involved.
Dr. Lagouros's presentation touched on the importance of physicians becoming involved in advocacy and detailed his experiences. He explained how advocacy is key to protecting patients, ensuring access to reasonable costs; and maintaining patient safety through ensuring proper guidelines and training requirements.
He also touched on several misconceptions that create a barrier for people to become involved. His remarks included highlighting what advocacy has done in his state of Illinois such as, scope of practice wins, decrease in Medicare cuts, and reversal of procedure cuts.
Colleagues were encouraged to become involved and there are numerous ways to contribute. He presented a few examples that he personally participated in to include: contributing to OPHTHPAC and the Surgical Scope Fund, participating in a letter writing campaign, schedule a 1-on-1 meeting with local legislators; served on the ISEPS Board, and hosted a political fundraising event.
He encouraged members to take the leap and participate at any level as Advocacy can be a very gratifying way to give back to your profession and protect your patients.
Dr. Lagouros (far left) with a medical student; Nina Goyal, MD, President of ISEPS; Sohail Hasan, MD, OPHTHPAC Chair; and Yanni Kolettis, MD.
The group met with local and state legislators to bring awareness to politicians on key issues.