Morning Session - Ballroom

8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Moderator
M. Kathleen Murphy, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Chair, Prevent Blindness Community Programs & Public Health Committee
University of Texas Medical Branch-School of Nursing

Welcome and Introduction
Hugh Parry, President & CEO
Prevent Blindness

Overview of Forthcoming National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Consensus Study on Public Health Approaches to Reduce Vision Impairment and Promote Eye Health
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The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) is conducting a consensus study to examine core principles and public health strategies to reduce visual impairment and promote eye health in the United States. 

Link: www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Activities/PublicHealth/ReduceVisionImpair...

Study Sponsors:  American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research, National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health, National Eye Institute, Prevent Blindness, and Research to Prevent Blindness

Introduction: Jinan Saaddine, MD, MPH, CDC Vision Health Initiative (representing Study Sponsors)

Members of the Consensus Study Committee

  • Steven Teutsch, MD, MPH, Committee Chair
  • Heather Whitson, MD, MHS, Committee Member
  • Sandra Block, OD, MEd, MPH Committee Member
  • Eve Higginbotham, SM, MD, Committee Member

Evidence-based Health Promotion Interventions for Vision Loss
Kelly Muir, MD, MHSc, Duke University
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Prevention and Care of Eye Disease and Impaired Vision  
Paul Lee, MD, JD, University of Michigan
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National Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System
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This session will seek stakeholder engagement in a new National Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System being advanced by the CDC through a panel overview and guided discussion.

Panelists:

Jinan Saaddine, MD, MPH, CDC Vision Health Initiative
David Rein, PhD, NORC at the University of Chicago
John Wittenborn, NORC at the University of Chicago

IRIS Registry: Supporting Clinical Surveillance and Research
Rebecca Hancock, MHA, American Academy of Ophthalmology
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Presentation from the 2016 Recipient of the Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health
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The Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health is presented annually to an individual, team, or organization that has made significant contributions to the advancement of public health related to vision and eye health at the community, state, and/or national level.

Introduction: Rick Bunner, 2015 Recipient of the Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

Recipient: Bruce Moore, OD, New England College of Optometry

Afternoon Session - Ballroom

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Implementing a National Strategy
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This session will begin with presentations on lessons learned from two countries that have had experience in implementing national vision plans (Australia and India).  It will then turn to a guided discussion among Summit attendees on how the U.S. vision and eye health community can advance vision and eye health of the American people.

Moderator:  Suzanne Gilbert, PhD, MPH, SEVA Foundation

The Australia Experience - Hugh Taylor, AC, MD, University of Melbourne

The India Experience - Thulasiraj Ravilla, MBA, Aravind Eye Care System

Guided Discussion

Closing Remarks

Hugh Parry, Prevent Blindness