CME Public Health Ophthalmology Summit

An interdisciplinary forum to help map the future of U.S. based global ophthalmology.

July 19, 2019, 8 a.mto
July 20, 2019, 12 p.m.
Add to Calendar 2019-07-19 08:00:00 2019-07-20 12:00:00 CME Public Health Ophthalmology Summit America/Los_Angeles public
3375 S.W. Terwilliger Boulevard
Portland, Oregon 97239
Macdonald Auditorium
Contact Information
Leslie Lesner

45.4988997, -122.6834115

An open eye with the world map painted on the face

Public Health Ophthalmology Summit 2019

The Public Health Ophthalmology Summit brings together ophthalmologists, scholars, program leaders, advocates, and others in the field to share their experiences, present evidence and discuss key aspects of ophthalmology in the public health setting. 

From world leaders in the field, our partners from Myanmar and Thailand, and local community teams that have participated in ophthalmic programs in diverse settings, we bring you exciting ideas, perspectives, and information, with the hope of contributing to the development of high quality, evidence-based public health efforts in the sight sciences.

This conference will be held at OHSU Casey Eye Institute and offers AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  


Mitchell V. Brinks, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology; Director, Casey Outreach Program; OHSU Casey Eye Institute
J. Peter Campbell, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology; OHSU Casey Eye Institute
Beth Edmunds, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor or Ophthalmology; Director, Childhood Glaucoma Center; OHSU Casey Eye Institute

Meeting highlights

This summit will include presentations, panel discussions with audience submitted questions, small group breakfast with key note speakers, a surgical skills transfer session, and a social event at one of Portland's finest restaurants.

The target audience of this meeting includes practicing ophthalmologists, public health leaders, researchers, residents and interested individuals engaged in the exciting field of global ophthalmology. 

Learning objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss best practices for involvement in ophthalmic care in under-served regions
  • Develop an appreciation for the multiple avenues for involvement and how multiple organizations with diverse mission statements can work together in the global quest to reduce preventable blindness.
  • Foster excitement about participating in high quality programs in under-developed parts of the world, in education, delivery of care and research.
  • Discuss the role(s) of US-based universities in improving quality and quantity of ophthalmic care provided around the world.