2017 Physician Leadership Program

The 2017 Physician Leadership Program, will be held February 25 and 26 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Program Details

The Physician Leadership Program, first held in 2011, was developed to:

  • Identify individuals with characteristics needed to become future leaders in eye banking.
  • Initiate potential leaders, building the necessary skills and confidence to become active in the eye banking community
  • Promote individual professional growth and leadership development
  • Encourage innovation and foster collaboration between corneal surgeons and the eye banking community.


  • Attendees must be sponsored by an Eye Bank CEO/Executive Director; this support should be indicated through a letter of support attached to the application.
  • Applicant must be less than 10 years out from fellowship, or be serving as a new Medical Director or Associate Medical Director for an eye bank.
  • Nominee will be enrolled as a member of the Paton Society and must agree to serve on an EBAA committee for a two-year term.
  • Application must be complete to be considered.
  • Eye banks may nominate more than one physician candidate.
  • EBAA will pay the participant’s cost for food, lodging and materials. Eye banks are asked to cover transportation to and from the meeting.
  • Estimated class size is 12-20 participants.


  • Applications must be received by November 4.
  • The selection committee will review applications and will make selections. In addition to evaluating an applicant’s overall qualifications, consideration will also be given to sponsoring eye bank’s size, structure, geographic location and other factors, in order to attract a diverse pool of participants.
  • Applicants will be notified by November 30.