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Lindstrom Leadership Conference Honors Link as “Influential Business Leader”

January 16, 2022

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Chang DF, Lindstrom RL. Lindstrom Leadership Award and Conference. Featured at: Hawaiian Eye; January 15-21, 2022; Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Disclosures: Chang, Lindstrom and Link report no relevant financial information.

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WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — William J. Link, PhD, was celebrated at the first Lindstrom Leadership Conference and Awards today at Hawaiian Eye 2022.

William J. Link

Richard L. Lindstrom

The award was created by the Wyanoke Group to honor Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, and recognize a leader in the field of ophthalmology who has contributed to the non-clinical advancements of the specialty.

David F. Chan

Besides his clinical contributions, which you are all aware of, many may not appreciate how instrumental Dick has been in improving patient care, not only through the development and innovation of new technologies, but also by defending our profession through societies. such as the ASCRS”, David F. Chang, MD, noted.

Speaking on behalf of Vance Thompson, MD, who was unable to attend the meeting, Chang said Link was selected for the award because of his work as an “influential business leader”.

“When you combine Bill Link’s amazing talent for spotting and guiding the development of new technologies with his inner strength, willpower and humility, you have a leader who has truly advanced ophthalmology,” Chang said on behalf of Thompson.

During his presentation, Link spoke about the importance of innovation and investment in the field of ophthalmology.

“There is as strong and advanced an innovation ecosystem in ophthalmology as in any other medical specialty,” Link said.

Link also emphasized the importance of not being afraid to fail, using baseball as a metaphor for innovation.

“We must have the courage and the commitment to stand up knowing that we will periodically step back and strike,” Link said.