Leading AI authority Tom Lawry to keynote Optometry’s Meeting®

February 29, 2024
Lawry has a distinguished background in implementing AI solutions to enhance patient care and optimize care delivery. Hear Lawry’s keynote at the AOA Experience: Opening Session, supported by Johnson & Johnson Vision, on June 19.
Tom Lawry - Keynote on AI - Optometry's Meeting

Unlock the future of optometric care with forward-looking education, practice solutions and a unique focus on artificial intelligence (AI) with the Optometry’s Meeting® distinguished keynote speaker. 

The AOA is pleased to announce leading AI transformation advisor Tom Lawry will keynote the AOA Experience: Opening Session, supported by Johnson & Johnson, at Optometry’s Meeting® on Wednesday, June 19. Lawry’s keynote opens the four-day meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, where doctors of optometry, paraoptometric staff, optometry students and industry professionals will come together for the profession’s premier annual event. 

Learn more about Optometry’s Meeting in the 2024 Conference Preview. 

Tom Lawry at Optometry’s Meeting  

A former Microsoft executive who served as National Director for AI for Health and Life Sciences, Lawry is the current managing director of Second Century Tech and has been named one of the most recognized leaders driving change and engagement in health care today, as well as Top 20 AI Voices to Watch in 2023. While at Microsoft, he also served as Director of Worldwide Health and Director of Organizational Performance for the company’s first health incubator. Prior to Microsoft, Tom was a Senior Director at GE Healthcare and the founder of two venture-backed health care software companies.   

Tom’s work and views have been featured in Forbes, CEO Magazine, Harvard Business Review, CNET, Inside Precision Medicine and more.    

During his keynote presentation, Lawry will share insights into AI-driven diagnostics and corresponding strategies for personalized treatment planning. Addressing the heart of AI implementation, Lawry will also share practical tips for practice management optimization backed by real-world case studies and success stories. 

Join the AOA Experience: Opening Session, supported by Johnson & Johnson, from 5-7 p.m., June 19, followed by an all-new opening reception in the Eye Care Square exhibit hall, 7-9 p.m. 

Optometry’s Meeting offers innovative CE for doctors, paraoptometrics and students 

In addition to Lawry’s AI keynote address, Optometry’s Meeting will also feature a pair of continuing education (CE) courses dedicated to AI’s developing effects on health care and optometry.  

AI: The Next Frontier  

Thursday, June 20   

Explore the transformative power of AI in revolutionizing the landscape of eye health and patient care. Learn how AI-driven tech is redefining the way we diagnose, treat and manage eye conditions using AI algorithms to enhance diagnostic accuracy, streamline imaging analysis and empower personalized treatment plans. Available for doctors, paraoptometrics and students.  

The Future of Eye Care: Harnessing the Power of AI 

Friday, June 21  

Embracing AI in health care unlocks vast potential but demands vigilance. This session discusses current uses of AI in eye care, including providing an actionable framework for safe and effective adoption to harness its benefits. Available for doctors and students.  

Optometry’s Meeting provides leading-edge CE and professional development that includes over 250 hours of education available for doctors, paraoptometrics and optometry students. A robust schedule that consists of hands-on workshops, integrated education, peer-to-peer forums and more, Optometry’s Meeting delivers education that supports every member of the care team.  

Don’t miss the annual meeting for AOA and AOSA members with special members-only registration pricing available. And, when paired with early-bird registration, now through March 31, members can receive the lowest rates for the profession’s premier annual event. 

Optometry's Meeting® 2024 registration

Visit the Optometry's Meeting registration page below to find more information about attending our profession's premier annual event, June 19-22, in Nashville, Tennessee. Register now to receive advanced registration pricing, discounted off on-site fees, and find other ways you can save with information on member pricing, travel grants and more.

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