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2020 Focus On Eye Health National Summit Presentations

2020 Focus On Eye Health National Summit Presentations

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.

Presenter slides are provided in pdf format.

Keynote Presentation

U.S. Launch: WHO World Report on Vision
Peter Holland, CEO, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

U.S. perspective of the WHO World Report on Vision provided by:
Victoria M. Sheffield, Vice President, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Session 2 Presentations

U.S. Population and Vision Health in 2020 and Beyond
Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD, Fran & Ray Stark Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology, UCLA Stein Eye Institute

NEI Strategic Planning: 2020 Vision for the Future
Shefa Gordon, PhD, Associate Director for Science Policy and Legislation, National Eye Institute, NIH

Session 3 Presentation

2020 Rising Visionary Awardee
Araba Otoo, MPH, 3rd-year Optometry Student, The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Session 4 Presentation

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

Session 5 Presentation

Future of Vision Treatment and Research – Flatten Inaccessibility: Adults Share Their Concerns About COVID-19 and Its Impact on Healthcare and Transportation
Penny Rosenblum, PhD, Director of Research, American Foundation for the Blind

Session 6 Presentation

2020 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health
Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program at West Virginia University Eye Institute
Rebecca Coakley, MA, CLVT, Director of Outreach