Registration Is Open for Virtual Prevent Blindness National Summit

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NEW YORK—Prevent Blindness will host its 9th annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit as a virtual event on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. In addition, a virtual exhibit hall will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The free event will include a variety of presentations related to this year’s theme, "An Eye to the Future.” All attendees are invited to follow and share on Twitter at #EyeSummit.

This year's presentations include:
Keynote Presentation: U.S. Launch: WHO World Report on Vision, hosted by 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.
U.S. Population and Vision Health in 2020 and Beyond, with Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD, Fran & Ray Stark Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology, UCLA Stein Eye Institute.
NEI Strategic Planning: 2020 Vision for the Future, hosted by Shefa Gordon, PhD, Associate Director for Science Policy and Legislation, National Eye Institute, NIH.
The 2020 Rising Visionary Awardee: Araba Otoo, MPH, 3rd-year Optometry Student, The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
Future of Vision Treatment and Research, with Sayoko (Sy) E. Moroi, MD, PhD, Chair and Director of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Future of Vision Treatment and Research - Flatten Inaccessibility: Adults Share Their Concerns About COVID-19 and its Impact on Healthcare and Transportation, with L. Penny Rosenblum, PhD, Director of Research, American Foundation for the Blind.
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.

To register or for more information about the 2020 Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit visit www.PreventBlindness.org/eyesummit or call (800) 331-2020.