Prevent Blindness 2018 Focus on Eye Health National Summit

July 18, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

This event has become a key venue to elevate the national dialogue around vision and significant public health issues such as surveillance, access, prevention messaging, service integration, and program development and replication to a diverse audience.  Expected attendees include patient advocates, community-based organizations, national vision and eye health organizations, government agencies, and policymakers.



Summit Moderator:
Kathleen Murphy, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, University of Texas Medical Branch
Chair, Prevent Blindness Public Health and Policy Committee
Morning Keynote Presentation – A Glimpse Into the Future:  Artificial Intelligence & Eye Care
Lily Peng, Google AI Healthcare
Improving Access through Telemedicine
Panel Moderator:  Jorge Cuadros, OD, PhD, University of California, Berkeley and EyePACS
Rajeev Ramchandran, MD, MBA, University of Rochester
Graham E. Quinn, MD, MSCE, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Emily Y. Chew, MD, National Eye Institute
Lily Peng, Google AI Healthcare
Innovative Screening Models and Their Impact on Global Eye Health
Introduction: Ian Wishart, The Fred Hollows Foundation
Alan L. Robin, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Promising Practices Emerging from NEI Partnerships
Panel Moderator: James Jorkasky, Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
Michael Steinmetz, PhD, National Eye Institute
Stephen Rose, PhD, Foundation Fighting Blindness
Cynthia A. Toth, MD, Duke Eye Center; Member, ARVO “Telling the Story of OCT” Steering Committee
Presentation of 50th Anniversary Recognition Award to the National Eye Institute
Presentation: Torrey DeKeyser, Chair, Prevent Blindness Board of Directors
Accepted by: Michael Steinmetz, PhD, National Eye Institute
Eyes on the Hill – A Congressional Perspective
with the Congressional Vision Caucus, including Co-Chair Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) [subject to change] 
Advancing Eye Health in Native American Communities – Opportunities and Challenges
Introduction: Heidi Chase, Seva Foundation
Stacy Bohlen, National Indian Health Board
Vision's Impact on Learning in Children​
Panel Moderator:  Laura Anderko, PhD, RN, Georgetown University and Chair of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health
Gayathri Srinivasan, MS, OD, New England College of Optometry
Marjean Taylor Kulp, OD, MS, The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Mae Millicent Winfrey Peterseim, MD, Medical University of South Carolina
National Eye Health Surveillance System
Introduction: Kira Baldonado, Prevent Blindness
John Wittenborn, NORC at the University of Chicago
2018 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health
Introduction: John E. Crews, DPA, 2017 recipient
Recipient: Johns Hopkins University Vision for Baltimore Team (represented by Megan E. Collins, MD)