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VM Global Leadership Summit Session: 'Who Are The New Gatekeepers?'

NEW YORK—New business models were just starting to emerge to challenge traditional healthcare delivery, even before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived. But the pandemic has escalated trends such as concierge care, new primary care environments and the advent of retailers into the healthcare space. In today's Oct. 7 session of Vision Monday's virtual Global Leadership Summit Series, which will be held this afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. EST, a number of leading healthcare and vision care professionals will share their insights in this area.

"Who Are the New Gatekeepers? What's Vision's Role?" is the second of the four-part series of "AFTERSHOCKS: Remaking Healthcare's Future, Vision Beyond 2020," the VM Global Leadership Summit's major theme.

Registration is still available and includes access anytime to On Demand viewing of last week's opening broadcast, plus all of Oct. 7, Oct. 14 and Oct. 21 programs, all access to the Vision Monday Summit virtual platform, networking, door prizes and exclusive access to Summit attendee-only content after the event. Each session runs from 3:00  to 5:00 p.m. each day. Registration details are posted here and is open now for this very special event which will examine the big themes and urgent questions facing ECPs and vision care decision makers in light of the pandemic which has created new challenges on so many levels.

Today's session will look at patient access to care and what's changing on the healthcare frontier, new "entry points" for patients. Joining this session are Thomas Van Gilder, MD, chief medical officer of Walmart Health & Wellness who will talk about Walmart's emerging role in healthcare, including integrating vision care into its new Walmart Health program. Addressing the rise of telemedicine is Teladoc's Lewis Levy, MD, chief medical officer of the fast-growing firm, which also recently announced its pending acquisition of Livongo, the company that enables patients to better manage their own medical conditions, including diabetes.

Alexis McLaughlin, president and CEO of 2020 On-site, will speak about how the company delivering mobile vision care is pivoting to new ways of addressing patient and employee care in new settings. A Vision Voices panel of prominent ODs will feature a conversation about the growing opportunities for medical optometry with Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO, Kentucky Eye Institute and clinical editor of Review of Optometry conducting a conversation with Ben Gaddie, OD, FAAO of Gaddie Eye Centers and Keplr Vision and Robert Allen, OD of Associates in Eyecare.

The Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit is sponsored by Platinum Sponsors: EssilorLuxottica and VSP Global. Gold sponsors are CareCreditOcucoThink About Your Eyes and The Vision Council. Silver Sponsor: Alcon.

The full program, and speaker info, more details are posted here.