[visionlist] 2020 Focus on Eye Health National Summit (Free Virtual Event)

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Thu Jun 11 19:15:43 -04 2020

On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020, Prevent Blindness will host the 9th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit as a free virtual event. (Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, this year’s event will be held as an online event only.)

The Focus on Eye Health National Summit has become a key annual event to elevate the national dialogue among diverse stakeholder groups around vision and significant public health issues such as equity, surveillance, access, prevention, service integration, and program development. The Summit allows its participants to develop new collaborations, integrate new vision health messages and procedures into their outreach, disseminate evidence-based best practices to support eye health, and improve lines of communication with internal and external partners. Our virtual event will offer these same opportunities through a unique, interactive platform.

The Summit will include a variety of presentations related to this year’s theme, "An Eye to the Future.” The agenda will recognize the importance of the year 2020 for vision – and look beyond this moment to the technologies, treatments, social impacts, and policies that will shape vision health in America in the coming decades.

The agenda for the day includes:
Keynote Presentation:
WHO World Report on Vision 
Peter Holland, CEO, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
Additional Presentations:
US Population and Vision Health in 2020 and Beyond
·         Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD, Fran & Ray Stark Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology, UCLA Stein Eye Institute
·         Shefa Gordon, PhD, Associate Director for Science Policy and Legislation, National Eye Institute, NIH
2020 Rising Visionary Award
Araba Otoo, MPH, 3rd-year Optometry Student, The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Future of Vision Treatment and Research
·         Sayoko (Sy) E. Moroi, MD, PhD, Chair and Director of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
·         L. Penny Rosenblum, PhD, Director of Research, American Foundation for the Blind
2020 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health
Rebecca Coakley, MA, CLVT, Director of Outreach, West Virginia University Eye Institute, Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program
For details about the event and agenda, visit www.preventblindness.org/eyesummit <https://bowtie.mailbutler.io/tracking/hit/196c84ad-413a-46a7-9034-41472361d9cf/8081a5ca-4168-457d-9b17-b5e26662919d>.
The Focus on Eye Health National Summit welcomes a diverse range of participants, including patient advocates, community-based organizations, national vision and eye health organizations, health-care providers, senior- and child care professionals, government agency staff, legislative staff, and more.
Follow the event on Twitter at #eyesummit.
Registration is free. Register today to attend the virtual event: www.preventblindness.org/eyesummit <https://bowtie.mailbutler.io/tracking/hit/196c84ad-413a-46a7-9034-41472361d9cf/8081a5ca-4168-457d-9b17-b5e26662919d>.

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