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The Focus Initiative Webinars provide a venue to continue sharing up-and-coming research, programs, and initiatives in the area of vision and public health throughout the year.  Stay tuned for upcoming webinars by joining The Focus Initiative LinkedIn Group

Zika Virus and Your Eyes

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 1:30-2:30pm Central

We invite you to join this webinar to learn about the Zika virus and how the Zika virus effects vision in babies whose mothers were infected with the virus during pregnancy and infants diagnosed with congenital Zika syndrome. In addition, the presenters will discuss how professionals working with expectant mothers and parents of babies with congenital Zika syndrome can provide direct support and increase access to supportive services for vision impairment and low vision services. Information provided in this presentation will be helpful to health care and public health professionals, family health information centers, and early intervention specialists in the United States.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Report on Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow 
September 20, 2016 from 2:00-3:15pm Central 

The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) has conducted a consensus study to examine core principles and public health strategies to reduce visual impairment and promote eye health in the United States. During this webinar, we will hear from members of the Study Committee who will share highlights from their report – “Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative:  Vision for Tomorrow” – which was released to the public on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Scheduled speakers representing the Consensus Study Committee:

  • Steven Teutsch, MD, MPH (Study Chair), University of California – Los Angeles’s Fielding School of Public Health
  • Lori Grover, OD, PhD, King-Devick Test Inc.
  • Peter Jacobson, JD, MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute

Moderated by:
M. Kathleen Murphy, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Chair, Prevent Blindness Community Programs & Public Health Committee
University of Texas Medical Branch-School of Nursing

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