Health Care Reform Expert to Deliver Keynote Address at Vision Expo East

NORWALK, Conn.—At this year’s Vision Expo East, Charles Posternack, M.D., will deliver the keynote address,”The Paradigm Shift in Health Care,” that will examine health care reform’s impact on the optical industry and how the pending changes are driving a transition from pay-for-performance to bundled payments.

Dr. Posternack is chief medical officer at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, chairman of PFO Global, and a leading expert on health care reform. He will deliver his remarks on Friday, March 28, from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the EyeMax Theater, located in the Continuing Education area in Hall A on Level 1. While the session is free, participants must pre-register by choosing Session #M500.

This year’s conference significantly expands the scope of programs offered in the areas of New Technology and Business Solutions. The International Vision Expo & Conference also announces changes to its Conference Advisory Board with the addition of new members and, for the first time, will host a Global Contact Lens Forum.

Conference Advisory Board Co- Chair Mark Dunbar, O.D., explained the reasoning behind Expo’s re-energized and enhanced Continuing Education Program. “One of Vision Expo’s goals is to be the destination and resource that eyecare industry professionals look to for their continually changing education needs. Toward that end, Expo continues to evolve with the recent addition of the new members to our board who bring fresh ideas, energy and material that will make Vision Expo the world’s best educational eyecare meeting.”

Helping drive the Vision Expo East’s renewed focus on continuing education are the following new Conference Advisory Board Members: Greg Caldwell, OD; Christine Chan, OD; Barry Eiden, OD; Louise Sclafani, OD; and Dave Zieglar, OD. ■