tuesday, April 25

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM - Breakfast 

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM - Session 4: Will telemedicine eliminate the in-person office visit?
Telemedicine has moved from an interesting high-tech solution to a healthcare treatment game changer. How will telemedicine change the frequency, location and content of an in-person office visit with optometrists and ophthalmologists? Session 4 explores how close we are to virtual visits as the norm, and where the in-person eye exam, with doctor and patient together, is likely to continue. ​

Mark B. Horton, OD, MD, Director, IHS-JVN Teleophthalmology Program, Indian Health Service

​Myles Lewis, CEO, General Vision Services

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM - Session 5 (Panel Discussion): A private interest in vision care
Private equity firms have targeted vision care as ripe for investment. They are focusing investment in provider practices, materials manufacturers and plans. What is their vision for our industry?

Ryan Donnelly, Principal, Kingfish Group
Anne Kavanagh, Managing Member, Kavanagh Consulting LLC
Rajesh Kothari, CFA, Managing Director, Cascade Partners LLC

Kelly McCrann, CEO, EyeCare Partners
Richard Sanchez, Managing Partner, Visibility Management

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM - Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM - Closing Keynote​

Speaker: Roy Spence Jr., Co-founder and Chairman, GSD&M

monday, April 24

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM - NAVCP Medical Directors Committee (Committee Members and Invited Guests)

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM - Welcome & Opening Remarks (NAVCP Business Meeting & Policy Update)

Karen Gustin, Chairwoman, NAVCP and EVP, Group Division, Ameritas Life Insurance Corp

Robert Holden Esq., Senior Vice President, Stateside Associates 

Julian Roberts, Executive Director, NAVCP   
Bob Wood, President, BGR Group
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM - Keynote Address

Speaker: Congressmen Scott Peters (D-CA)

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM - Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM - Session 1 (Panel Discussion): Industry Trends
Healthcare equals continuous change and uncertainty, as a result. But the vision care industry is experiencing dramatic growth and increasingly viewed as a must-have benefit by employers for their employees. This panel discussion will examine the market trends – from the vision care plan, retail, consumers and eye care professional perspective – that are steering that growth.
Marge Axelrad, SVP/Editorial Director, Vision Monday
Frank Giammanco, President & CEO, First Vision Media Group
Ronald Krefman, OD, FAAO, Focal Center 

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM - Luncheon 
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM - Session 2: When is an annual comprehensive eye exam really needed? 
Some argue it’s the standard of care but why? Does every patient need every test in a comprehensive eye exam every year? Would more Americans get their eyes checked every year if the exam was simpler and less expensive? Has the availability of ocular telemedicine changed what needs to be included in an office visit? Can vision care plans create viable products to cover a refraction and “wellness” eye exam that has fewer elements than the comprehensive eye exam. What are alternative insurance approaches to providing appropriate and sufficient care, and no more?​
Larry K. Macapagal, OD, Director of Optometry, SCPMG-Vision Essentials by Kaiser Permanente
Paul E. Michelson, MD, FACS, Principal, Vision Ventures 
Mark Wright, OD, Associate Professor - Practice, The Ohio State University, College of Optometry

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM - Break

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM - Session 3: Making a bundle
Vision and dental have traditionally been offered as individual additions to major medical coverage. Increasingly they are presented as a bundled offering, along with ancillary and limited-scope projects. Is this the new normal for both industries?

Speaker: George Neal, CEO, Access Dental Services
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM - Reception

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM - NAVCP Vision Industry Dinner 

Sunday, April 23

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM - NAVCP Board of Directors Meeting (Board and Invited Guests)

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM - NAVCP Board of Directors Reception (Board and Invited Guests)

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM - “Casino Night” NAVCP PAC Dinner

Support the NAVCP Political Action Committee. A $200 personal contribution per attendee is required. Dinner will be served from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm “Casino Night” tables open at 6:45 pm. (Open to all registrants, spouses and guests…registration required.)