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Vision Monday’s 14th Annual Global Leadership Summit Is Postponed

By Staff
Monday, March 9, 2020 12:20 AM NEW YORK—Due to ongoing concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with health guidance from the CDC, WHO, and other health authorities, Vision Monday has decided to postpone the 14th Annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, which was scheduled to take place March 25 at The Times Center in New York City.

Social Media Influencer ‘Doctor Mike’ to Discuss Consumerization of Healthcare at VM Summit

By Staff
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, the social media influencer known to his millions of followers as “Doctor Mike”, will share insights about today’s digitally-connected consumers/patients and their need for accurate, up to date healthcare information with attendees of the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit. He will open the first Summit session, which will look at consumerization of healthcare as a major trend that is upending delivery of service, distribution of information and patient-doctor relationships. “Doctor Mike personifies the trend of doctors speaking directly to consumers and patients, using tools like broadcast plus social media to address their concerns, deliver useful information and shed light on their own interest in taking care of themselves and their families,” said Marge Axelrad, SVP and editorial director of the Vision Monday Group.

‘Vision Voices’ to Join VM Summit Speakers’ Roster

By Staff
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:21 AM NEW YORK—A select assortment of vision care professionals, including a leading corporate optometrist, several successful independent ODs and a top research ophthalmologist will share their insights about vision care’s role in the Future of Healthcare at next month’s Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit. These “Vision Voices” will complement presentations by experts in integrated healthcare, finance, vision technology and consumer behavior who will be featured throughout the daylong Summit program.

Top Optical Retail Leader to Join Digital Tech Expert and Leading Data Analyst for VM Summit’s ‘Future of Healthcare’ Program

By Staff
Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Honing its focus on the “Future of Healthcare,” the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit is adding three experts with diverse backgrounds to its growing speaker lineup. The new speakers—Sue Downes of MyEyeDr., Robin Raskin of Living in Digital Times and Marc Albanese of CB Insights—join a rich Summit roster that includes thought leaders in integrated healthcare, finance, vision technology and consumer behavior. Sue Downes is CEO and co-founder of MyEyeDr. Starting with one office in 2001, she has led the MyEyeDr. brand to add almost 600 locations across 25 states and the District of Columbia.

Healthcare Branding and Smart Glasses Experts Join VM Summit Program

By Staff
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Mark Pappas, an expert in healthcare marketing and branding and Stephen Lake, the CEO of a fast rising smart glasses startup, will offer their unique perspectives on the dynamics of new technologies and consumer behavior at the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit program, “The Future of Healthcare: Beyond 2020.”

Northwell Health's Michael Dowling and Coresight's Maxwell Kahn, Join 'The Future of Healthcare: Beyond 2020' VM Summit Roster

By Staff
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Maxwell Kahn, an expert in retail technology and customer experience and Northwell Health's CEO Michael Dowling, the leader of one of the nation’s largest private health systems will share their views on today’s fast changing healthcare landscape when they speak at the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit next month. They will join a diverse roster of healthcare experts who will address the Summit’s theme, “The Future of Healthcare: Beyond 2020,” at the daylong conference on March 25.

Consumer Health Experts Join VM’s Summit Program

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Friday, January 31, 2020 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Two experts in consumer health have joined the growing roster of speakers at the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, the theme of which is “The Future of Healthcare: Beyond 2020.” Kip Webb, MD, MPH has been successful in leading healthcare reform as a pediatrician, a professor, and a business leader. He is an advocate for healthcare that is patient-centric, affordable, reliable, and transparent. Dr. Webb worked with Accenture for 12 years, most recently serving as managing director, chief clinical innovation officer.

Early Bird Registration for the VM Summit Is Extended Through Jan. 14

By Staff
Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:00 PM NEW YORK—Insights into Walmart's groundbreaking Health Centers initiative. A lightweight, wearable computer that brings together the physical and digital worlds to expand the possibilities for healthcare. Keen observations about where and how major investors are viewing the future of healthcare. These are just three of the highlights to be presented by the first announced speakers at the upcoming Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, the exclusive live event to be held here March 25 at The Times Center. Early bird registration for the VM Summit has been extended through January 14 at 11:59 p.m. and is available at www.visionmonday.com/Summit.

First Speakers Announced for 'Future of Healthcare: Beyond 2020' at VM Global Leadership Summit

By Staff
Monday, January 6, 2020 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Insights into Walmart's groundbreaking Health Centers initiative. A lightweight, wearable computer that brings together the physical and digital worlds to expand the possibilities for healthcare. Keen observations about where and how major investors are viewing the future of healthcare. These are just three of the highlights to be presented by the first announced speakers at the upcoming Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, the exclusive live event to be held here March 25 at The Times Center.

Early Bird Registration Extended for 'The Future of Healthcare: Beyond 2020,' VM Global Leadership Summit Event

By Staff
Friday, January 3, 2020 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Special early bird registration has been extended for the upcoming VM Global Leadership Summit, "The Future of Healthcare: Beyond 2020." The exclusive event, which attracts senior industry executives, optical retailers, leading eyecare professionals, suppliers and key opinion leaders from the worldwide optical industry, will be held March 25 at The Times Center here. This year's 14th annual program will illuminate the dynamic changes taking place in the healthcare industry and examine the opportunities for vision care and optical to play a broader, more significant role in it. Thought leaders and influential thinkers will share their visions of healthcare’s future. Attendees will take away actionable ideas and practical strategies that will help them compete in today’s consumer-centric business environment.

A Master Class in Customer Behavior

By Staff
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:00 PM NEW YORK—New messages, new programs, new delivery models: seemingly limitless choices abound for today’s consumers. We want what we want, when we want it—and increasingly, we can get it. This new frontier has transformed the nature of products and services transactions as well as the relationship between sellers and buyers, while creating an onslaught of data (33 zettabytes in 2018!) that must be managed, analyzed and protected.

Consumers at the Crossroads of Retail and Tech: The Big Picture

By Mary Kane, Executive Editor and Andrew Karp, Lens & Tech Editor
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:59 PM In an informative keynote presentation, global retail expert Deborah Weinswig, CEO and founder of Coresight Research, offered a detailed look at how the cross-currents of retail and technology are shaping the customer experience, and what that means for retailers, suppliers and health care companies.

Understanding New Models and Players in the Retail-Health Care Convergence

By Mark Tosh, Senior Editor
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:58 PM New ideas and models of “retail health” are emerging on a regular basis today, driven in part by an empowered and savvier consumer and the convergence of health care business segments, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, a health economist, trend analyst, consultant and influential blogger, told attendees at the annual VM Summit last month. Sarasohn-Kahn offered her take on the convergence of retail and health care, and she identified new players and business models that are likely to have a significant impact on this marketplace evolution and the powerful forces that are reshaping patients into health consumers.

Panel Explores Actionable Ideas and Themes From Summit Presenters

By Sara Bonizio, Contributing Editor
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:57 PM Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO, president and CEO, New England College of Optometry, helped attendees extract valuable ideas from Weinswig and Sarasohn-Kahn’s presentations. Together with Ann Hoscheit, OD, FAAO, Dave Brown, president and CEO of IDOC and James Rosin, co-president of Rosin Eyecare, he explored the topics in the keynote presentations and discussed how attendees can take away actionable ideas and information from the Summit to help them compete in this new customer- and patient-centric environment. He also recognized the importance of current and future optometry students to be able to rely on the continued relevance and future existence of their chosen profession, as new technologies affect its evolution.

Student Innovators of the Year Present Their Inventions at the VM Summit

By Gwendolyn Plummer, Contributing Editor
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:56 PM NEW YORK—Three optometry students, each representing a different school of optometry, were recipients of this year’s Student Innovator of the Year Award at the VM Global Leadership Summit. Named after Rick Bay, former publisher and president of Review of Optometry and Review of Ophthalmology, the Foundation’s Student Innovator of the Year award aims to support optometry’s next generation. This year’s winners were Christian Crespo, representing SUNY Optometry; Mahsa Katherine Masoudi, representing UC Berkeley; and Dmitriy Richter, representing the New England College of Optometry.