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PBA announces second Focus on Eye Health Summit


Prevent Blindness America will host the second annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit June 18 in Washington, DC.


Chicago-Prevent Blindness America (PBA) will host the second annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit, to be held June 18. The event, which highlights advances in vision and public health, will take place at the Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC.

This event will include the release of PBA’s Economic Impact of Vision Problems, a new report featuring cost data related to vision matters across the age spectrum. The Summit will also include presentations on the role of surveillance in vision and public health; women’s eye health; vision benefits for children; advances in low vision, and public health systems of care for vision.

Presenters scheduled so far include:

Janine Austin Clayton, MD, director, National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health

Mary Frances Cotch, PhD, chief, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, Epidemiology Branch, National Eye Institute

John Crews, DPA, Vision Health Initiative, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Paul Lee, MD, JD, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center

Joe Touschner, senior health policy analyst, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families

John Wittenborn, NORC at the University of Chicago

Additional presentations are being finalized. For more information about the National Summit go to www.preventblindness.org/eyesummit or call 800/331-2020.

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