Global Refractive Surgery Summit



Ashiyana Nariani, MD, MPH, Chairman

Hear from the world leaders in global medicine at the inaugural Global Refractive Surgery Summit discuss “What Will it Take?” to tackle the leading cause of vision impairment in the world – untreated refractive errors and needless cataract blindness!

Together, these two causes comprise over 90% of vision impairment.

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This historic event brings together leaders from major organizations in a unique platform – including Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) / Cure Blindness, the Refractive Surgery Alliance (RSA), and the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).

This stimulating webinar discusses and examines the valiant efforts to date – and discusses plans for the future – to address this global challenge, including, care-delivery models, ethics, training, business considerations, and how “Thinking Globally, and Acting Locally” CAN BE DONE and makes all the difference in bringing equitable access to eye health care & refractive surgery.

Vision correction impacts people around the globe because of the functional benefits it provides. First-responders, military, actors, athletes, and television personalities are especially likely to have vision correction. Vision correction is increasingly common in the developing world as well, permanently replacing the need for glasses and improving opportunities for jobs and education.

March 20, 2022

Keynote Speakers:

~ Geoff Tabin, MD ~ Co-Founder & Chairman
Himalayan Cataract Project ~ Prof. Ophth & Global Medicine, Stanford University

~ Paul Farmer, MD, PhD * ~ Co-Founder Partners in Health ~ Chair Dept Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
*Commemorating Dr. Farmer: Dr. Farmer passed away in Rwanda on February 21, 2022. We recognize his lifelong work and dedication to addressing global health inequities. May his global footprint continue to inspire us, in the vision put forth by the Global Refractive Surgery Summit (GRSS).

Speakers & Panelists:

~ David Chang, MD ~ Hunter Cherwek, MD ~ Lourens Coetzee, MD ~ Daniel S. Durrie, MD ~ Barbara C. Erny, MD ~ Nathanael Henson, MD ~ Simon Holland, MD ~ Osama I. Ibrahim, MD, PhD ~ Soonsan Jacob, MD, MS ~ Guy M. Kezirian, MD, MBA, FACS ~ Lisa McIntire, MD ~ Ashiyana Nariani, MD, MPH ~ Neda Nikpoor, MD ~ Matt Oliva, MD ~ Kishore Pradhan, MD ~ Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA ~ Giselle Ricur, MD, MBA ~ Helen Wu, MD ~ Roger Zaldivar, MD, MBA

Find the Course Booklet Here: GRSS Course Booklet