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Leadership Course 2023

The Pan-American Curso de Liderazgo is preparing the best young ophthalmologists to take leadership roles in their community and professional organizations. See what they did at the January 2023 work session.

Dr. Alice R. McPherson (1926-2023)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of an icon. On January 16, 2022, Dr. Alice R. McPherson passed away after a short time in hospice care. She was a pioneer, a humanitarian, an educator and a philanthropist, in ophthalmology, in her field of retina, and in the Pan-American. She will be missed.

PAAO President’s Message

January 2023

New year, new everything…
After a long period without face-to-face events, we are at the door of our biggest event, the Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology.

PAOF Madero Tango

Dinner & Show

18 MAR 23

Buenos Aires

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PAAO 2023

The next PAAO congress will be in  Buenos Aires!

17-20 March 2023

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Message from the PAOF Chair

As the year is only getting started, we look ahead to many Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology’s (PAAO) exciting activities with the support of the PAOF. With education as a core mission for the Pan-American, we just came back from our PAAO’s Curso de Liderazgo.

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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 PAAO. The New Year is always a fresh start full of promises, and the holiday season an opportunity to give. The future is great if we stick together as a Pan-American community! We are better, stronger and the goal is to meet again.

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Message from the PAOF Chair

We have continued with the tradition started in Cancun 2019 to have an open call to our National Societies for our PAAO Awards at our Pan-American Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina next year.

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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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