Public Health Ophthalmology Summit

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We are pleased to host the Public Health Ophthalmology Summit virtually on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. This summit is held every other year, and will bring together ophthalmologists, scholars, program leaders, advocates, and others in the field to share their experiences, present evidence and discuss important challenges in the field of public health ophthalmology.

The audience for this meeting includes clinical and academic ophthalmologists, residents, fellows, and public health professionals.

Meeting details

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. PST, with a special session for residents and fellows interested in global ophthalmology from 4 - 6:30 p.m. PST.
Location: Virtual via Webex

This meeting offer continuing medical education credits and will be eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Co-organizers

Mitchell Brinks, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
OHSU Casey Eye Institute

J. Peter Campbell,  M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
OHSU Casey Eye Institute

Beth Edmunds, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
OHSU Casey Eye Institute

Travis Redd, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
OHSU Casey Eye Institute

Kevin Winthrop, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
OHSU

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Richard Bowman, BChir, MB, FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital IPP
Associate Professor, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London, England

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Hunter Cherwick, M.D.
Vice President Clinical Services
Orbis International

Angela Elam, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center

Hari Jayaram, M.D.
Moorfields Eye Hospital
London, England

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Pearse Keane, M.D.
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital
NIHR Clinician Scientist at Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London
London, England

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Jugnoo Rahi, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Leader of the Vision and Eyes Group
Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and the University College London Institute of ophthalmology
London, England

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David Rein, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Program Area Director, Public Health Analytics Program, Public Health Department
NORC at the University of Chicago

Headshot photo of Dr. Paisan Ruamviboonsuk

Paisan Ruamviboonsuk, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief of Department of Medical Poilcy Development and Strategic Planning
Assistant Director for Centres of Medical Excellence
Rajavithi Hospital
Bangkok, Thailand

Dara L. Shahon, M.D.
Chief, Department of Ophthalmology
Phoenix Indian Medical Center

Geoffrey Tabin, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Stanford University

Co-Founder and Chairman of the Himalayan Cataract Project

Daniel Ting, MBBS, BSciMed, FRCOphth, M Med, FAMS, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore
Singapore National Eye Center

Session 1: Creating successful health initiatives in global ophthalmology
Time Speaker
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:10 - 10:10 a.m. Session moderated by Beth Edmunds, M.D., Ph.D.
Richard Bowman, M.D.
Hari Jayaram, M.D.
Jugnoo Rahi, M.D.
Live panel discussion
Session 2: Equity and vision health in the U.S.
Time Speaker
10:30 - 12:30 p.m. Session moderated by Mitchell Brinks, M.D., M.P.H.
David Rein, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Dara L. Shahon, M.D.
Angela Elam, M.D.
Live panel discussion
Session 3: Telehealth and artificial intelligence in public health ophthalmology
Time Speaker
1:00 - 3:15 p.m. Session moderated by J. Peter Campbell, M.D., M.P.H.
Pearse Keane, M.D.
Paisan Ruamviboonsuk, M.D.
Hunter Cherwick, M.D.
Daniel Ting, M.D., Ph.D.
Live panel discussion
Summit closing
Session 4: Public Health Ophthalmology for residents and fellows
Time Speaker Topic
4:00 - 6:30 p.m. Session Introduction
J. Peter Campbell, M.D., M.P.H. Potential career paths in academic global ophthalmology: Informatics
Jeremy Keenan, M.D. Potential career paths in academic global ophthalmology: Clinical trials research
Joshua Ehrlich, M.D. Potential career paths in academic global ophthalmology: Public Health
Global ophthalmology education
Break
Geoffrey Tabin, M.D. Direct care delivery
Travis Redd, M.D., M.P.H. Young Ophthalmologists
Peter MacIntosh, M.D. Global ophthalmology fellowships
All session speakers Live panel discussion
Session closing

Summit details

All of the conference information will be found here on this web page. 

The Webex link will be available as we get closer to the date, and will be emailed to registered attendees.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. PST, with a special session for residents and fellows interested in global ophthalmology from 4 - 6:30 p.m. PST.
Location: Virtual via Webex