Race in Optometry: Where Are We now ?




Registration Now Open!

Please join us for a Free Webinar on Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Over the last two years, the SUNY College of Optometry’s Office of Continuing Professional Education has hosted a Webinar Series on Race in Optometry. These webinars took a hard look at the experiences of Black optometrists as students, residents, faculty, and practitioners. It was our intent to foster a dialogue that would lead to needed changes in optometric education and in the eye care industry. This year’s webinar, scheduled in conjunction with the Juneteenth celebration, brings back many of the previous participants to discuss whether substantive improvements have been made and where additional efforts are needed.

Mr. Easy Anyama
President – American Optometric Student Association
4th year Student – University of Houston, College of Optometry

Dr. Lori Grover
Incoming Chair – Diversity, and Equity – American Optometric Association Board

Dr. Joy Harewood
Director – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging – SUNY College of Optometry

Dr. David Heath
President – SUNY College of Optometry

Dr. Cynthia Heard
Chair – Diversity Task Force – American Optometric Association

Dr. Edward “Larry” Jones
President – National Optometric Association

Dr. Edwin C. Marshall
Professor Emeritus – Optometry and Public Health
Past Vice President – Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, Indiana University

Dr. Chinelo Onyeador
President – National Optometric Student Association
Incoming Ocular Disease Resident – Huntington VA

Dr. Ruth Shoge
Chair – ASCO’s Diversity and Cultural Competency Committee

Dr. Adam Ramsey
Co-founder – Black Eyecare Perspective

CAPACITY NOTICE: This webinar has a capacity of 1,000 attendees only! If you’re not able to join the Zoom stream visit our Facebook live stream Link: https://www.facebook.com/SUNYCPE/

The webinar will be recorded and made available afterward on the SUNY CPE website.

Did you miss any of the Race in Optometry webinars or want to watch them again?
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