9:00 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m.  Welcome

Jay A. Gershen, D.D.S., PhD, President, Northeast Ohio Medical University

9:45 a.m.  NEOMED Center for Neurodegenerative Disease and Aging (CNDA) 

Jason Richardson, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of the CNDA

10:00 a.m. Overview of Age-Related Eye Diseases

Dean VanNasdale, OD, PhD, Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University College of Optometry

10:15 a.m.  Keynote Address:

The Imperative to Address Chronic Conditions among Older People with Vision Impairment
John Crews , DPA   

11:15 a.m.  Resource Moment

Laura Villwock, Communications Specialist, Direction Home Akron Canton
Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities

11:30 a.m.  Ohio’s Vision Health Initiative 

Marc Molea, Strategic Partnerships, the Ohio Department of Aging
Sherry Williams, President and CEO, Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate
Dean VanNasdale, OD, PhD, The Ohio State University, College of Optometry

Noon   Lunch and Exhibits

1:00 p.m.   Resource Moment:

Brandon Wray, Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

1:15 p.m.  Managing Medications that Affect Vision in Elderly Patients

Sue Fosnight, R.Ph., Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, NEOMED and
Clinical Lead Pharmacist,Geriatrics, Summa Health System

2:00 p.m.  Resource Moment: 

Diane Peters, COMS, Chief Blind Rehabilitation
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

2:15 p.m.  Research Talks

Alzheimer's Disease and the Visual System
Samuel D. Crish, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, NEOMED

Aging and Low Energy: Insights for Glaucoma
Denise M. Inman, PhD, Assistant Professor
Director, Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine Program, NEOMED

Seeing the World through Rose-colored Glasses: Anatomical Connections between the Retina and Areas of the Brain that Control Mood.
Christine M. Crish, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, NEOMED

2:50 p.m.  Closing Remarks

Rafat Ansari,Ph.D., Fellow SPIE, Vision Research Senior Scientist,
NASA John H. Glenn Research Center and Co-Chair, Ohio’s Aging Eye Public Private Partnership

3:15 p.m.  Optional Tour of NEOMED

Sam Crish, PhD


Get The Word Out