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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


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

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

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

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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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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.

·        Closing remarks: Jeff Todd, President & CEO, Prevent Blindness

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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, PhD Candidate,
The Ohio State University College of Optometry

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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?

o   Moderators: David Rein, PhD, Senior Fellow and Program Area Director, Public Health Analytics Program, NORC at the University of Chicago

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

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