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PAAO President’s Message

December 2021

“Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.”
– William Shakespeare

PAAO President’s Message

November 2021

“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Recipients of 2022 Gillingham Fellowships Selected

Recipients for the 2022 Gillingham Fellowships Selected

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PAAO 2023

The next PAAO congress will be in  Buenos Aires!

17-20 March 2023

2021 Lo Mejor

de la Academia en Español

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Message from the PAOF Chair

As the year draws to a close, we look back at a year with satisfaction and success at PAOF & PAAO regardless of the limitations set forth by a worldwide pandemic.

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Tribute to Lorenz Zimmerman

To my mentor, teacher & friend from whom I learned some of the most important lessons of my life. The father of modern Ocular Pathology who influenced so many with his knowledge and his kind words & actions.

With love & gratitude,

Miguel & Nora Burnier

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Tribute to Rubens Belfort Mattos

A great professor & mentor at Escola Paulista Medicina from whom I learned so many things, including the importance of academic institutions.

With love & gratitude,

Miguel & Nora Burnier

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The mission of the Pan-American Association
of Ophthalmology is the prevention of blindness through lifelong education and cultural exchange among ophthalmologists in the Western Hemisphere.

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