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Prevent Blindness: Focus on Eye Health National Summit – a Virtual Interactive Event

Focus on Eye Health National Summit- a Virtual Interactive Event

Event Details

Start Time:
13th July 2022 - 11:00 am
End Time:
14th July 2022 - 3:30 pm
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Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit – Register Today!

On July 13-14, 2022, Prevent Blindness will host the 11th annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit as a FREE virtual interactive event. The Summit brings together diverse stakeholders across the vision and eye health community to stimulate a national dialogue around emerging and current population health trends and topics such as equity, research, surveillance, access, prevention, service integration, program development, and dissemination of professional best practices.

The event will take place over two days via a virtual platform that offers simultaneous access to expert presentations; a dedicated exhibitor hall; educational materials, videos, and toolkits; on-demand educational content; and in-platform opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Under the theme “Eye-conic Approaches to Eye Health,” the Summit agenda will feature key contributions from those who are changing the way we think about vision and eye health and its role in our education, work, and lives; detecting and treating vision disorders as professionals in public health, research, and clinical practice; and strengthening the patient voice in clinical practice and public policy.

The 2022 Focus on Eye Health National Summit will kick-off on July 13th, with Frank Bruni, a New York Times journalist and author, delivering the opening keynote address. Mr. Bruni will share his personal experience with vision loss and how it has given him insight into the human experience- as detailed in his New York Times bestseller, Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found.

Additional presentations at the Focus on Eye Health National Summit on July 13th will include:

The Global Impact of Eye Health
H.E. Walton Webson, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations, Co-Chair of the United Friends of Vision Group, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States
Caroline Casey, IAPB President

Engaging Technology to Support Vision Health and Quality of Life
Ranya Habash, MD; CEO, LifeLong Vision; Microsoft AI for Health; FDA Digital Health Network of Experts; Chief Medical Officer, Everbridge; Medical Director, Technology Innovation
Dr. Kyle Keane, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2022 Rising Visionary Awards
Hursuong Vongsachang, MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Marissa K. Shoji, MD, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

2022 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health
VOSH/International (V/I); Michael Ciszek, OD; President, VOSH/International

As part of the Year of Children’s Vision at Prevent Blindness, the second day of the Summit (July 14th) will feature the Forum on Children’s Vision, addressing how children’s vision data is important along with the people it represents; how the education system can play an important role in systems of eye care in school-aged children; and how to develop equitable pediatric research life cycles that are more inclusive of children and families. In addition, patient and parent perspectives will be shared to demonstrate their lived experiences. The day will close with a presentation from Dr. Amelie Ramirez who will share strategies to promote health and wellness among the Latinx population.

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The Focus on Eye Health National Summit welcomes a global audience of participants, including patient advocates, community-based and advocacy organizations, national vision and eye health organizations, researchers, health-care providers, educators, early childhood education professionals, senior- and child-care professionals, government agency staff, corporate partners, health program professionals, legislative staff, and more.

Follow the event on Twitter at #eyesummit.

Registration is free. Register today to attend the virtual event:

Thanks to our 2022 Focus on Eye Health National Summit Sponsors:

Alliance for Aging Research
Horizon Therapeutics

American Glaucoma Society
Center for Vision and Population Health at Prevent Blindness
National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness

Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Optometric Association
BrightFocus Foundation
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation
Vision 2020 USA
VisionServe Alliance

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Prevent Blindness at [email protected] for more information.