Plenary Session: Today's Research, Tomorrow's Practice®: The Future of Health Care Delivery

Recorded On: 11/07/2018

What is the future of health care delivery? How will governments deliver health care to their citizens? Let's ask Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania. How will you deliver health care to your patients one on one? Let's ask Dr. Gordon Guyatt, Distinguished Professor at McMaster University and the man who coined the term "evidence based medicine." How will telemedicine be use by you and others to enhance patient care? Let's ask Dr. Anthony Cavallerano, Executive Director, Clinical Training and Patient Care and Adjunct Professor at New England College of Optometry.

Barbara Caffery, OD, PhD, FAAO

Optometrist, Toronto Eye Care

Barbara Caffery graduated from the New England College of Optometry in 1977. In 2009, she completed her PhD program in Vision Science at the University of Waterloo. Barbara presently practices at Toronto Eye Care in downtown Toronto. She also participates in two hospital based clinics: the University Health Network Multidisciplinary Sjogren’s Syndrome Clinic and the Therapeutic Contact Lens Clinic at Kensington Eye Institute. Barbara is presently the president elect of American Academy of Optometry. She also serves on the Medical Advisory panel of the Sjogren’s Society of Canada. 

Ezekiel Emanuel, MD

Ezekiel Emanuel is one of the leading practitioners shaping the future of healthcare, with a long record of experience at the top levels of policy. He is an engaging, incisive, forthright, and witty speaker on healthcare reform and the transformation of American medicine. Trained both as an oncologist (MD, Harvard Medical School) and a political scientist, Zeke offers a uniquely thoughtful perspective on the most difficult issues in medicine today. Dr. Emanuel holds a joint position at the Wharton School and the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he chairs the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy. He is a founding chair at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. He currently serves as Chair of the meta-council on The Future of Health Committee for the World Economic Forum.

Gordon Guyatt, MD

Dr. Gordon Guyatt is a distinguished professor in the Departments of Medicine and Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University. He has published over 1,000 papers in peer-reviewed journals and his work has been cited over 115,000 times. In 1990, Dr. Guyatt coined the term "evidence-based medicine" and since that time he has been a leading advocate for evidence-based approaches to clinical practice.

Anthony Cavallerano, OD, FAAO

Dr. Cavallerano is the Education Director, Clinical Training and Patient Care and an adjunct professor of optometry at the New England College of Optometry. His major career and research interests include the retina, diabetic retinopathy, and telemedicine, with a special interest in teleretinal imaging to screen for retinal disease.