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2018 ASCRS Washington, D.C. Daily Monday

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ASCRS•ASOA SYMPOSIUM & CONGRESS, SAN DIEGO 2015 Monday, April 16, 2018 digital.eyeworld.org EyeWorld Daily News • The official ASCRS•ASOA Show Daily continued on page 3 Mr. DeGraff explains how constructive conflict produces innovation. Judge Dr. Yeu and contestant Dr. Williamson won "The Voice of Ophthalmology" for their position on presbyopia correction. by Lauren Lipuma EyeWorld Contributing Writer new technologies, providing a better patient experience, or any other sit- uation that would move the practice forward. Physicians and practice ad- ministrators face a lot of pressure in the modern healthcare environ- ment, Mr. DeGraff explained, and that pressure comes from multiple angles: from patients, insurers, the government, industry, and others. But he thinks physicians can overcome this pressure and move their practices into the future by being innovators. And the key to innovation, he said, is creating con- structive conflict. W hen it comes to being innovative, Jeff DeGraff, the speaker for the 2018 ASCRS Lecture on Science, Medicine and Technology, has a simple message: Just do it. "Decide that you're going to be the innova- tion you want to see at your organi- zation," Mr. DeGraff said during his address to attendees at yesterday's Sunday Summit. Mr. DeGraff, a business profes- sor, speaker, author, and consultant to multiple Fortune 500 companies, spent time giving attendees pearls on how to make a medical practice innovative, whether it's adopting continued on page 6 contestants to address were chosen by ASCRS membership ahead of the meeting. Contestants presented their perspective while the judges listened, not seeing them or know- ing who because the judges faced away, toward the audience. Judges —Eric Donnenfeld, MD, Rockville Centre, New York, Elizabeth Yeu, MD, Norfolk, Virginia, John Berdahl, MD, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Iqbal "Ike" Ahmed, MD, Toronto, Canada—pushed a button to turn their chair and see A new and lively program joined the Sunday Sum- mit General Session this year. Modeled after the popular NBC show "The Voice," a team of judges—complete with the iconic chairs—contestants, and a panel participated in "The Voice of Ophthalmology." In the session, contestants pre- sented on the "most controversial topics in anterior segment surgery," said the competition's host Edward Holland, MD, Cincinnati. Topics for 'The Voice of Ophthalmology' premiers at ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting Constructive conflict key to innovation by Liz Hillman EyeWorld Staff Writer

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