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Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit - Register Today!

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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 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.

The 2022 Focus on Eye Health National Summit will kick-off July 13, with an opening discussion from Frank Bruni, a New York Times journalist and author. 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, Founder of The Valuable 500

  • Engaging Technology to Support Vision Health and Quality of Life
    • Ranya Habash, MD; CEO, LifeLong Vision; FDA Digital Health Network of Experts; Fmr Medical Director, Technology Innovation, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute; Visionary Innovation Mentor, Stanford University
    • Dr. Kyle Keane; Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Executive Director, With Participation Incorporated

  • 2022 Rising Visionary Awards
    • Hursuong Vongsachang, MD, MPH, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
    • Marissa K. Shoji, MD, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

  • 2022 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health
    • VOSH/International; 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 14) 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 Latino population.

For details about the event and agenda, visit www.preventblindness.org/eyesummit.

Follow the event on Twitter at #eyesummit.

Registration is free. Register today to attend the virtual event: www.preventblindness.org/eyesummit.

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
The EyeSight Foundation of Alabama
National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness
Seva Foundation

Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Optometric Association
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
BrightFocus Foundation
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Lions Clubs International Foundation
National Keratoconus Foundation
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation
Research to Prevent Blindness
Vision 2020 USA
VisionServe Alliance


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