How Are We Going to Get Emerging Technologies into the Public System?

Case studies and discussion with those who have achieved this


Friday, June 19, 0630-0800
Carson A


At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the various approval processes required and how to overcome barriers to provide femtosecond assisted cataract surgery (FACS) in a publicly funded setting
  • Characterize the key considerations when choosing lasers
  • Discuss the necessary presentation of options and consent to patients
  • Determine the flow of surgery from staffing to scheduling
  • Reflect on ethical considerations of providing FACS and other new technologies within the publicly funded system.


Jit Gohill, Chair
David B. Yan
Conrad Kavalec


0630 Welcome and introductions · Jit Gohill
0635–0800 In an interactive Q & A session, our faculty will reflect on their real-world experiences of offering FACS in the publicly funded setting and will invite the audience to ask questions and participate in the discussion via text polling. Topics will be considered from the perspective of the institution, the physician, OR staff and the patient and will range from the practical, such as OR flow, to the ethical, such as the role of resident teaching on new technologies with patients who are paying privately. · Jit Gohill, David B. Yan, Conrad Kavalec

Breakfast will be served.

This symposium was co-developed with Alcon and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.