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NEW YORK—The healthcare industry is being shaken by powerful forces that are creating new forms of competition and transforming patients into consumers who are seeking pathways to wellness that offer convenience, affordability and personalized care. New market leaders are emerging, and established brands are reinventing themselves with fresh approaches and enhanced customer experiences. Doctor-patient relationships are being redefined. How will these transformative changes impact vision care providers and payors? Suppliers? VM’s 14th annual Global Leadership Summit will explore these and other pivotal questions as part of its program, “The Future of Healthcare: Beyond 2020.” Thought leaders and influential thinkers will share their visions of healthcare’s future and discuss how the optical industry can play a broader, more significant role in it. Attendees will take away actionable ideas and practical strategies that will help them compete in today’s consumer-centric business environment.

Among the topics covered at the Summit will be the consumerization of healthcare and how payers, plans and providers are lowering costs and improving outcomes. The program will also take a look at who’s funding healthcare’s future, the different ways in which Millennials and Boomers are accessing services, and how 5G systems, the Internet of Things and other cutting edge technologies are expanding the ways consumers are interacting with providers, insurers and healthcare systems.

“At the 2020 Summit, we’re bringing together some of the top minds in healthcare to help us understand how these trends present both a challenge and an opportunity for vision care,” said Marge Axelrad, SVP, editorial director of Vision Monday. “This program and the networking opportunity that the VM Summit provides will be a unique experience for our attendees, decision makers and innovators who want to move forward in this rapidly shifting landscape.”

Registration is now open for the event on March 25, 2020 at the Times Center, New York City, at early bird pricing now. Tickets can be purchased at

For 13 years, the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit has attracted senior industry executives, optical retailers, leading eyecare professionals, suppliers and key opinion leaders from the worldwide optical industry. It has become the place for face-to-face networking, a dynamic exchange of ideas and thought-provoking discussion. Further program and speaker details will be posted soon.