Dr. Hasan Chairs OPHTHPAC Speaker Series December, 2023
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Sohail Hasan, MD, PhD, Chair of OPHTHPAC (Ophthalmology Political Action Committee), hosted an insightful Speaker Series session on December 6, 2024, featuring a distinguished guest, Congresswoman Kim Schrier.
About Our Esteemed Guest, Congresswoman Kim Schrier:
A Dedicated Pediatrician: Prior to her election in 2018, Dr. Schrier served the children and families of Washington State as a pediatrician for over 16 years.
Historic Congressional Role: She made history as the first pediatrician ever elected to Congress. Now in her third term, she is one of four Democratic physicians serving, advocating for the healthcare system.
Healthcare Advocate in Congress: As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Dr. Schrier has been pivotal in advancing healthcare education among her colleagues and championing the reduction of prior authorization burdens for physicians.
Medicare and Telehealth Initiatives: Her leadership has been crucial in addressing Medicare payment cuts and expanding telehealth flexibilities.
Champion of Pediatric Care: Dr. Schrier’s introduction of the bipartisan Kids’ Access to Primary Care Act exemplifies her commitment to improving access to pediatric care.
Insightful Discussions: The event showcased Dr. Schrier’s extensive efforts in Congress to support patients and physicians, emphasizing the crucial role of healthcare in legislative processes.
Engaging Interaction: Attendees had the opportunity to engage with Dr. Schrier, gaining valuable insights into the intersection of healthcare and policy-making.
Our Commitment: Illinois Retina Associates remains committed to facilitating such important discussions. We believe that by bringing together healthcare professionals and policymakers, we can collaboratively work towards improving patient care and healthcare policies.
Join us in celebrating this successful event and stay tuned for more updates from our future Speaker Series.