YoungMD Connect Live

April 19-21, 2024

Austin Marriott Downtown

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A forum for the future leaders in ophthalmology.

YoungMD Connect (YMDC) Live is a 3-day meeting where individuals from all places and career stages come together to discuss what's up and coming in ophthalmology. Interactive education, expert faculty guidance, and supportive networking all take center stage, powered by the electric YMDC community and exceptionally dedicated mentors. Here's to the future!

Brought to you by Bryn Mawr Communications and YoungMD Connect.

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Program Chairs

Ashley Brissette, MD, MSc, FRCSC headshot

Ashley Brissette, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Arsham Sheybani, MD headshot

Arsham Sheybani, MD

Jayanth Sridhar, MD headshot

Jayanth Sridhar, MD

Blake K. Williamson, MD, MPH headshot

Blake K. Williamson, MD, MPH


Check back soon for the YMDC Live faculty list!


Check back soon for the YMDC Live agenda.


We have secured a block of rooms at the Austin Marriott Downtown over the meeting dates of April 19-21, 2024 at our discounted group meeting rate of $299/night (plus applicable taxes). This discounted hotel meeting rate of $299/night (plus applicable taxes) is available for reservations arriving within 3 days prior and leaving within 3 days after the meeting subject to availability at the time of your booking. Please note: the YMDC Live meeting dates are Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21, 2024.

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Accommodations and reservation modifications may be made online via the link above.

All individual rooms require a one night advance payment at the time of booking secured by a major credit card. Your reservation and any modifications must be received by Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 5:00pm CT. After this date, the hotel will release all remaining rooms for general sale and is no longer obligated to honor our group meeting rate. The hotel will determine if it can accept any further reservations based on a space- and rate-available basis at the group meeting rate.

Individuals may cancel their reservation without penalty no later than 5:00pm CT on Thursday, March 28, 2024. All reservations are non-cancelable after 5:00pm CT on Thursday, March 28, 2024. Any cancelations or no-shows after 5:00pm CT on Thursday, March 28, 2024 will result in the forfeit of the individual’s advance deposit along with the remaining cost of the entire reservation which will be charged to the individual’s credit card on file.


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I wasn't sure how YMDC Live could top last year's meeting but you all did it again! What a unique and remarkable meeting experience filled with education, networking, friendship, and incredible transfer of knowledge.

Camila Albo, MD



YMDC Live would like to extend an invitation to current medical students, residents, and fellows to attend this unique meeting being held in Austin from April 19–21, 2024. To facilitate this educational opportunity, YMDC Live is offering support to applicants who qualify and submit an original research abstract to the YMDC Live Scholarship Program by February 1. A total of 65 spots are available, with a specific number of spots allotted to medical students, residents, research fellows, and surgical/clinical fellows.

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Contact Us

For questions relating to the YMDC Live 2024, please contact us at

Bryn Mawr Communications Group, LLC dba Avenue Live, LLC

125 East Elm Street, Suite 400

Conshohocken, PA 19428

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