VisionServe Alliance is a proud sponsor of the 10th annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit, on July 14-15, 2021. This year’s Summit will include a variety of presentations related to this year’s theme, “Our Changing Vision.”
The agenda will allow reflection on key vision advancements from the last 10 years and a look ahead at leading advancements, policies, and social issues that will shape how we approach eye health for the coming decade. And, we will recognize the importance of research expansion, shifting political leadership, and the elevation of the patient at the center of care decisions.
Presentations at the 10th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit will include:
- Michael F. Chiang, MD- director of the National Eye Institute (NEI), at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland- will serve as the keynote speaker, on July 14, addressing the key advancements in research, policies and social issues along with NEI’s role in vision and eye health.
- Amy Dixon- Paralympic Athlete & President, Glaucoma Eyes International- will serve as a keynote speaker on July 15, sharing her personal story of triumph over obstacles and the importance of engaging the patient to reach the goal of a better health outcome.
- On July 15, Ross C. Brownson, PhD- Lipstein Distinguished Professor of Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis- will serve as the closing keynote speaker, presenting on how public health is evolving to meet the current needs of our society focusing on the topics of health equity, the importance of prevention practices, early detection and care coordination, evolving surveillance needs, and effective public health interventions for vision and overall health.
VisionServe Alliance’s virtual exhibit hall booth will be open from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET on July 14, and 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET on July 15.