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Cover Focus | Sept 2021

The Evolution of BMC

Where We Started

First issue: September 2001

BMC launches CRST to serve the niche needs of cataract and refractive surgeons.

First issue: September 2002

BMC launches Endovascular Today (EVT) to serve the vascular and cardiology fields.

First issue: January 2003

BMC launches Glaucoma Today (GT) first as a digital quarterly publication serving glaucoma specialists. It converts to print and digital in January 2004.

First print supplement: September 2004

BMC launches a special projects division to promote educational efforts in collaboration with industry.

First issue: March 2006

BMC launches Retina Today (RT) to serve the needs of medical and surgical retinaspecialists.

First issue: September 2006

BMC launches CRST Europe to expand the reach of CRST to European audiences.

First issue: March 2007

BMC launches Cardiac Interventions Today (CIT) to serve the coronary and cardiac interventions field.

Launched: March 2008

BMC launches Eyetube.net as the most comprehensive video teaching tool in the ophthalmology field.

Acquired: September 2008

BMC enters the dermatology and neurology markets with the acquisition of two Avondale publications, Practical Dermatology and Practical Neurology.

Founded: 2009

BMC Group Production is founded to serve client needs at live meetings.

launched: January 2010

BMC debuts Eyewire News as the premier news source for the eye care industry.

launched: August 2011

BMC expands Eyewire News to include EyewireTV, a weekly news broadcast providing additional details on major industry and clinical news.

First issue: January 2013

BMC launches EVT Europe to expand the reach of EVT to European audiences.

First issue: January/February 2013

BMC launches Modern Aesthetics to serve plastic surgeons and dermatologists.

First issue: March 2013
First live meeting: November 2014

BMC launches MillennialEYE (ME), an app-based publication geared toward younger ophthalmologists, residents, and fellows.

Formed: September 2015

Fyra, a sister company specializing in interactive design and web development, is formed.

Launched: February 2016

BMC launches Ophthalmology off the Grid, its first podcast offering.

First issue: Quarter 3 2016

BMC launches CIT Europe to expand the reach of CIT to European audiences.

First issue: January 2018

BMC launches CollaborativeEYE (CE), an all-digital publication exploring how optometry and ophthalmology can work together to optimize patient care.

First issue: March 2019

BMC launches Modern Optometry (MOD) to expand optometric education and focus on the evolution of medical eye care.

Formed: March 2020

Avenue Live (formerly BMC Group) adds virtual/hybrid/streaming/web platform development to meet the needs of organizations affected by COVID-19 restrictions on travel and meeting attendance.

First live Production: May 29-30, 2020

BMC produces its first-ever virtual meeting designed to provide timely, high-quality content on the most important topics in eye care and to create opportunities for discussion, engagement, and live Q&A.

Launched: February 2021

BMC launches YoungMD Connect, a platform to connect aspiring and young ophthalmologists with their peers and mentors.