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2024 Focus on Eye Health Summit, a Virtual Interactive Event

July 10-11, 2024

Being Seen and Heard

This year’s event emphasizes the importance of a person-centered approach to vision health interventions, research, communications, and care. Being seen and heard by providers, policy makers, researchers, public health experts and other stakeholders allows an individual’s complex health issues to be addressed while taking into consideration their preferences, cultural background, and social context. And ultimately, it leads to the most ideal outcomes for all involved in the interaction.

Who should attend? 

The free event attracts a global audience of patient advocates, community-based organizations, vision and eye health organizations, researchers, public health experts, health-care providers, educators, early childhood education professionals, senior- and child-care professionals, government agency staff, corporate partners, health program professionals, legislative staff, and other stakeholders.

 



AGENDA


DAY 1: July 10, 2024

time icon07/10/2024 11:00 am

Explore the exhibit hall and download information available from our event sponsors. Email communications will be available with exhibit staff. Some booths will also have video and text chat options available.

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The goal of the keynote is to discuss how the patient voice can be used to empower the patient in their health and eye care journey.

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Opening Remarks & Moderator: Jeff Todd
President & CEO, Prevent Blindness

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Stacey Lee, JD
Professor of Law and Ethics at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School (with a joint appointment at the Bloomberg School of Public Health)

Followed by a reaction on panel:

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Thomas M. Brunner
President & CEO, Glaucoma Research Foundation

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Nazanin Heydarian, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Social Work

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Stacey Lee, JD
Professor of Law and Ethics at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School (with a joint appointment at the Bloomberg School of Public Health)

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Amy Magro
Executive Director, Patient Advocacy, Amgen Rare Disease

time icon07/10/2024 12:55 pm

The goal of this session is to discuss through a roundtable format how community-based participatory research can be used to address social determinants of health and vision and eye health disparities. 

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Moderator: Mabel Crescioni, DrPH, JD
Senior Engagement Officer, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

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Lauren P. Daskivich, MD, MSHS
Director, Ophthalmic Services and Eye Health Programs, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

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Kristen Harris Nwanyanwu, MD, MBA, MHS
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University

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Priscah Mujuru, DrPH, MPH, RN
Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Community Health and Population Science, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

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The Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health is presented annually to an individual, group or organization that has made significant contributions to the advancement of public health related to vision and eye health at the community, state, national and/or international level. 

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Moderator: Sandra S. Block, OD, MEd, MPH
President, World Council of Optometry, Professor Emeritus, Illinois College of Optometry

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Elizabeth Kurian
CEO, Mission for Vision (MFV)

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The goal of this session is to discuss through a roundtable format the need for and importance of policy around children’s vision and eye health services

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Moderator: Phil Goglas II, MPAP
Managing Partner, Health and Medicine Council LLC

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Sara D. Brown, MPA
Director of Government Affairs, Prevent Blindness

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Shanyn A. Toulouse, DNP, MEd, BSN, RN, NCSN
Northeast Regional School Nurse Consultant Haverhill Public Schools

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Karen Woodhouse
Director, Eyes on Learning

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The Prevent Blindness Rising Visionary Award is presented annually to a student or resident in a health-related field who submits the best overall application and essay addressing the 2024 Focus on Eye Health Summit theme: Being Seen and Heard.

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Moderator: Sandra S. Block, OD, MEd, MPH
President, World Council of Optometry, Professor Emeritus, Illinois College of Optometry

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Erica Shelton, OD, MS, The Ohio State University College of Optometry

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Closing Remarks: Jeff Todd
President & CEO, Prevent Blindness

time icon07/11/2024 11:00 am

Explore the exhibit hall and download information available from our event sponsors. Only email communication with exhibit booths will be available this day.

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Join the table with fellow attendees for an informal discussion around the following topics.

  • Topic 1: How can I utilize the CDC’s Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System in my work?

Moderator: TBD

 

  • Topic 2: How can we provide vision and eye health services at FQHCs?
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Moderator: Susan A. Primo, OD, MPH, FAAO
Director, Optometry and Vision Rehabilitation Services, Program Coordinator, Optometric Residency, Emory Eye Center
Professor of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine

 

  • Topic 3: How to make clinical trials person-centered and diverse?

Moderator: TBD

 

  • Topic 4: How can I use storytelling in advocacy?

Moderator: TBD

 

  • Topic 5: How can I improve the accessibility of my work?
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Moderator: Tanner Gers
Managing Director, AccessAbility Officer

 

  • Topic 6: How are we reaching those with glaucoma?
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Moderator: Karen Allison MD, FACS, MBA
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Specialist, Glaucoma Service Chief, Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester

time icon07/11/2024 12:15 pm

The goal of this keynote fireside chat is to discuss the importance of person-centered care in AI in the future of healthcare. 

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Opening Remarks: Jeff Todd
President & CEO, Prevent Blindness

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Brian Anderson, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Health AI (CHAI)

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Randall L. Rutta
Chief Executive Officer, National Health Council

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This session will discuss through a roundtable format opportunities and considerations of AI in eyecare while taking into consideration the patient experience.

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Moderator: Sally L. Baxter, MD, MSc
Chief for Ophthalmology Informatics and Data Science, University of California San Diego

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Michael Abramoff, MD, PhD
Founder and Executive Chairman, Digital Diagnostics, Watzke Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa

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Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO
Site Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Shelley and Steven Einhorn Professor of Ophthalmology, Director, Eye and Vision Research Institute of New York Eye & Ear at Mount Sinai

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Cecilia Lee, MD, MS
Professor of Ophthalmology and the Klorfine Family Endowed Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington

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Benjamin Xu, MD, PhD
USC Roski Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

time icon07/11/2024 03:00 pm

This panel session will share stories of experiences and reflections towards being seen and heard.

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Moderator: Julie Grutzmacher, MSW, MPH
Director of Patient Advocacy & Population Health Initiatives, Prevent Blindness

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Larry Johnson
Prevent Blindness ASPECT Patient Engagement Program Graduate

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Bill Porter
Prevent Blindness ASPECT Patient Engagement Program Graduate

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Jeanetta Price
Prevent Blindness ASPECT Patient Engagement Program Graduate

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Closing Remarks: Jeff Todd
President & CEO, Prevent Blindness

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Thanks to your generous support we are proud to offer the "Focus on Eye Health Summit" completely free of charge.