Business and Economics of Eye Care and Health


Start: April 2, 2024, 07:00 am
End: April 2, 2024, 09:45 pm


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Business and Economics of
Eye Care and Health

April 2, 2024

Johns Hopkins

BEECH 2024, as the acronym suggests, focuses on the Business and Economics of Eye Care and Health. This conference is being designed as a fully virtual global gathering, taking place on April 2, 2024.

Thematic Highlights: The conference delves into crucial topics such as cost-effectiveness, public health models of AI screenings, accessible design, the global economic impact of vision loss, infectious diseases case studies, etc. It aims to provide a holistic view of the various economic and business-related aspects that drive policy and decisions in the eye care space.

Interactive Sessions: Attendees can look forward to a series of engaging talks, some panels and knowledge-sharing opportunities. We're also planning to record these sessions for post-event distribution.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with thought leaders, industry experts, and academics who are shaping the future of eye care and health economics.

Registration is free for our first ever BEECH convening!

For more information, contact Kevin Frick or Anisha Paul.


BEECH registration

Tentative Agenda

7-8 a.m. ET

Kevin Frick
Johns Hopkins University

Jayanth Bhuvaraghan
Restoring Vision

Aravind Srinivasan
Aravind Eye Care System  

Welcome and introduction panel
8:15-9:15 a.m. ETXingru He
Dean, He University School of Public Health
The public health model of AI-assisted eye care screening model in China and its sustainability
9:30-10:30 a.m. ET

Van Charles Lansingh

Professor Andrew F. Smith
MedMetrics Inc.
King's College London
Dalhousie University

Simulation-based training for surgery

"Economic data for eye health: past, present and future"

10:45-11:45 a.m. ETMegan Collins
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
Cost analysis of delivering school-based eye care in Baltimore, Md.
Noon- 1 p.m. ET

Rishika Kartik
Vision of the Artist’s Soul Project Brown University

Kevin White

The importance of accessible design and tactile graphics to improve health care equity, low-vision rehabilitation, and health literacy

Refractive Error - Solving the Problem

1:15-2:15 p.m. ETRaja Narayanan
LV Prasad Eye Institute
Uptake of intravitreal injections among self-paying, fully subsidized, and fully insured patients in India
2:30-3:30 p.m. ETSheila West
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Trachoma: case study in use of cost data for research and advocacy
3:45-4:45 p.m. ET

Joshua Ehrlich
University of Michigan

Jordan S. Kassalow
VisionSpring EYElliance

Social Entrepreneurship, System Change, and Solving Vision Problems at Scale
5-6 p.m. ET

Sandy Block

Victoria Sheffield
International Eye Foundation

6:15-7:15 p.m. ET

Anthea Burnett and
Serge Resnikoff

Brad Wong

7:30-8:30 p.m. ETChristopher Fortenbach
University of Washington
Global economic impact of vision loss
8:45-9:45 p.m. ET

Kevin Frick
Johns Hopkins University

Jeff Todd
Johns Hopkins University

Closing panel, casting vision for next steps etc.