Sunday, October 20, 2013

Webinar for National Diabetes Month: Working Together to Prevent Vision Loss

Webinar sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Eye Health Education Program

Date: Thursday, Oct 31, 2013
Time: 12:30 p.m. MST
Duration: 1 hour

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Meeting Description:
With the increasing prevalence of diabetes, the number of Americans with diabetic eye disease is on the rise. The National Eye Institute (NEI) estimates that 7.7 million people ages 40 and older have diabetic retinopathy, and this number will increase to 11 million by 2030. Diabetic eye disease can lead to vision loss and blindness; however, early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up can prevent 95% of severe vision loss from diabetes.

The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) invites you to participate in a webinar to learn more about diabetic eye disease and opportunities to help raise awareness among people with diabetes during National Diabetes Month in November. NEHEP has an array of resources to assist its Partnership and other intermediaries in their educational efforts including a new Social Media Toolkit, info-graphics, public service announcements, educational materials, and more.

Presenter Information:
Neyal Ammary-Risch, M.P.H., MCHES

Ms. Ammary-Risch is the Director of NEHEP at the National Institutes of Health. She manages the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of national health education programs on diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, low vision, vision and aging, and community and special populations outreach.

Suber Huang, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Huang is the Chair of the NEHEP Diabetic Eye Disease Subcommittee, Vice Chair for the Department of Ophthalmology, Director of Vitreoretinal Diseases & Surgery and Philip F. and Elizabeth G. Searle Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is also the immediate past president of the American Society of Retina Specialists.

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