Wednesday, October 23

Thursday, October 24

Friday, October 25

Saturday, October 26

Sunday, October 27

(PH-01) What Optometrists Should Know About Human Trafficking in the United States
8:00 to 9:00 AM
Lillian Kalaczinski
(PH-02) Opioids and Optometrists: A Public Health Perspective
11:00 AM to Noon
Brianne Hobbs

(PH-03) The Diabetes Pandemic: How Do We Fit In?
9:00 to 10:00 AM
Leonid Skorin
(PH-04) Overweight and Obesity as an Optometric Concern
10:00 to 11:00 AM
Matthew Pearce

(PH-05) Optometric Care of Transgender Patients
3:00 to 4:00 PM
Paula McDowell, Lillian Kalaczinski
(PH-06) Rapid Fire: Glaucoma: Are We Near a Public Health Crisis?
8:00 to 9:00 AM
Agustin Gonzalez, Zulmaris Torres, Yvette Mercado, Neisha Rodriguez

(PHW-08) Rapid Fire: Developing Global Optometric Human Resources: Early Lessons from the VOSH Corps Program
2:00 to 3:00 PM
Tracy Matchinski, J. Daniel Twelker, Justin Manning, Robert Molter

(PHW-09) Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes - An Eyecare Program for People with ID
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Sandra Block, Stefan Schwarz

(PHW-10) Optometry's Role in Public Health Across the Globe
3:00 to 4:00 PM
Jeffrey Weaver, W. Howard McAlister
(PHW-11) Cost Analysis for Integrated School-based Vision Screening Programs in Low and Middle Income Countries
8:00 to 10:00 AM
Imran Khan, Guillaume Trotignon

(PHW-13) The Role of Optometrists in Primary Eye Care
1:00 to 3:00 PM
Stanley Woo, George Woo

(PHW-14) IAPB: How Optometrists Inform Public Health Responses to the Myopia Epidemic in the Western Pacific
2:00 to 3:00 PM
Drew Keys, Duratul Hussin, John Farmer, Suit May Ho

(PHW-15) Demographic Profile on Ocular Disease Knowledge in a Lebanese Sample Population
2:00 to 3:00 PM
Joanne Nassar


SS-14: Joint Public Health and Environmental Vision Section and the World Council of Optometry Symposium: International Optometry: Public Health, Education and Personnel Issues
Saturday, October 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
This symposium will explore the impact of organized optometry on the ability of specific countries and regions around the world to reduce vision impairment and prevent vision loss among their citizens. We will discuss the education and personnel resources necessary to affect such improvements, as well as the legal and professional hurdles that need to be overcome. Following a brief presentation from each presenter, the audience will be invited to participate with questions and comments. The moderators will be Karl Citek, OD, PhD, FAAO, and Bina Patel, OD, FAAO. Speakers include Kovin Naidoo, OD, PhD, FAAO, Shehzad Naroo, MSc, PhD, FAAO,Hector Santiago, OD, PhD, FAAO, Peter Hendicott, MAppSc, Sandra Block, OD, MPH, FAAO, and Meng Meng Xu, OD, FAAO.

Preliminary Education Grid

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