As part of World Sight Day events, on Thurs., Oct. 17, 2019, Vision 2020 USA will be holding an educational luncheon briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building, 2075 from noon to 1 p.m.
According to Prevent Blindness, by 2050, the impaired and blind populations are projected to reach 7.3 million (2.4 times higher than in 2014) and 3.1 million (2.3 times higher than in 2014), respectively. Each year, more Americans will experience vision loss and become at greater risk for deterioration in quality of life, financial well-being, and social engagement.
Among the many aspects of our health, the eye is uniquely suited to the promise of artificial intelligence and big data. These dynamic fields of research are discovering new solutions to long standing challenges in vision and eye health.
At this briefing Dr. Michael Chiang, a leading national figure in Artificial Intelligence and big data analytics research, will discuss where the field is headed. Dr. Chiang will also highlight the importance of federal leadership to ensure that the U.S. will realize full potential of these exciting new technologies.
Dr. Michael Chiang, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology & Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at the Oregon Health and Science University and technical adviser to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Mitchell Brinks, MD, MPH, Chair of Vision 2020/USA will lead off the event with an update on Vision 2020 USA activities.