2017 Focus On Eye Health National Summit Presentation Files

The annual Focus on Eye Health Summit 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.

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The 2017 Focus on Eye Health National Summit: What’s In Sight?

Morning Keynote Speaker

Cyrus Habib, Lieutenant Governor of Washington State

Follow-up from the NASEM Report:  CDC Strategic Planning (pdf)

Jinan Saaddine, MD, MPH, CDC Vision Health Initiative
Bonnielin Swenor, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University
Edwin Marshall, OD, MS, MPH, Indiana University
Christopher Maylahn, MPH, New York State

Vision and Eye Health Surveillance (pdf)

Panel moderator: Jeff Todd, Prevent Blindness
John Wittenborn, NORC at the University of Chicago
Phoebe Lamuda, NORC at the University of Chicago

Children’s Vision and Eye Care: Coverage, Communities, and Accountability (pdf)

Panel moderator: Kathleen Murphy, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, University of Texas Medical Branch
Gabriel W. Auteri, Esq, Baltimore City Health Department
Jane Perkins, JD, MPH, National Health Law Program
Linda Lawrence MD, Private Practice Ophthalmology in Salina, Kansas

Health Promotion and Awareness Campaigns: What Works? (pdf)

Panel moderator: Rajiv Rimal, PhD, MA, George Washington University
Renaldo Juanso, American Academy of Ophthalmology (EyeSmart)
Jon Torrey, Think About Your Eyes
Marcia Goddard, McCann Torre Lazur, a McCann Health company (Smoking Blind)
Nick Martin, The Fred Hollows Foundation (See Now)

Eyes on the Hill: Reflections on the First Six Months (no presentation file)

Panel moderator: Ilisa Halpern Paul, President, District Policy Group
Former Congressman Dr. Phil Gingrey (R-GA)
Former Congressman John Tierney (D-MA)

Afternoon Keynote: Global Public Health Crisis: What’s in Sight? (pdf)

Serge Resnikoff, MD, PhD, Brien Holden Vision Institute and former Head of the Blindness Prevention Unit at the World Health Organization

Spotlights on States Engaging in Aging Eye Health (pdf)

Panel moderator: Christopher Maylahn, MPH, New York State
Dean VanNasdale, OD, PhD, The Ohio State University
Marcus J. Molea, AICP, MHA, Ohio Department of Aging
Betsy Cagle, Alabama Department of Public Health
Kay L. Wenzl, MPA, CSW, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

2017 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health (pdf)

Introduction: Bruce Moore, OD, New England College of Optometry
Recipient: John Crews, DPA, Lighthouse Guild and Retired from CDC’s Vision Health Initiative