2023 Named Lectures

Mar 1, 2023Announcement, Announcement

The following Named Lectures will be presented during the 35th Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2023 Consejo Argentino de Oftalmología (CAO) Lecture

Roberto Zaldívar MD (Argentina)

Friday, 17 March 2023; 1:00pm-1:30pm; Auditorium

roberto zaldívar MD (argentina)

Founder, Instituto Zaldívar
Mendoza, Argentina

“La era de los datos”

Introduction by Pablo Daponte MD

2023 Gradle Lecture

The Gradle Lecture was established in 1948 to honor Dr. Harry S. Gradle.  The lecturer exemplifies excellence and promotes best practice in education, positive international  relationships between the training programs and the community, and has been an advocate and leader in the field of Ophthalmology.  The selected lecturer presents their paper during the PAAO biennial congresses.

Eduardo C. Alfonso MD (USA)

Friday, 17 March 2023; 1:30pm-2:00pm; Auditorium

Eduardo C. Alfonso MD (USA)

Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Director, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Stanley J. Glaser Chair in Ophthalmology
Miami, Florida USA

“Virtual Care = Better Care”

Introduction by Miguel Burnier Jr. MD MSc PhD (Canada)

2023 American Journal of Ophthalmology (AJO) Lecture

The AJO Lecture is one of the named lectures that are traditional at PAAO congresses. Dr. Frank Newell, Editor of the AJO, worked with the PAAO Executive Board to establish the AJO Lecture and Dr. Benjamin Boyd was the PAAO Executive Director at that time. The AJO Editorial Board selects the lecturers and presents the lecturers with an AJO plaque. The first AJO Lecture was presented in 1971.
Felipe A. Medeiros MD PhD (USA)

Saturday, 18 March 2023; 11:45am-12:15pm; Auditorium

Felipe A. Medeiros MD PhD (USA)

Joseph A.C. Wadsworth Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology
Duke Ophthalmology, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina USA

“The Wonders of AI in the Eye”

Introduction by Michael Stewart MD (USA)

2023 Moacyr E. Alvaro Pan-American Lecture

The Pan-American Lecture was established in 1995 and is traditionally presented by the most recent Past President of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology.  In 2006 it was changed to be the Moacyr E. Alvaro Pan-American Lecture to honor Dr. Alvaro as one of the founders of the PAAO in 1939.

J. Fernando Arévalo MD PhD (USA)

Sunday, 19 March 2023; 11:45am-12:15pm; Auditorium

J. Fernando Arevalo MD PhD (USA)

Edmund f. and Virginia B. Ball Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor & Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Retina Division, Wilmer Eye Institute
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland USA

“Surgery for Infectious Retinitis – When Medical Therapy is not Sufficient”

Introduction by Paulo Dantas MD PhD (Brazil)

2023 Conrad Berens Inaugural Lecture

The Conrad Berens Lecture was established in 2022 to recognize PAAO co-founder Dr. Conrad Berens (USA).
Douglas F. Buxton MD (USA)

Sunday, 19 March 2023; 12:15pm-12:45pm; Auditorium

Douglas F. Buxton MD (USA)

Cornea and Refractive Surgeon
Medical Director, Buxton Eye Surgical Group
New York City, New York USA

“Remembering Conrad Berens: The Berens-Buxton Legacy”

Introduction by J. Fernando Arevalo MD PhD (USA)