PAAO Announcements

PAAO President’s Message

May 2023

This month, rather than a chat with a president, I chatted with Jane Aguirre, Vice President for Membership and Alliances for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, on the eve of her retirement.

PAAO President’s Message

April 2023

Created 20 years ago by two first-class Pan-American researchers, Dr. Nicolas Bazan (USA) and Dr. Rubens Belfort Jr. (Brazil), Pan-American Research Day became a momentous event that brings together researchers from across the Americas to share their work, collaborate, and promote scientific advancements in the region.

PAAO President’s Message

March 2023

Dear Attendees of the XXXV Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology in Buenos Aires,
I want to take a moment to express my sincerest gratitude to each one of you for making this year's congress an incredibly successful and memorable event. The energy and enthusiasm that filled the conference halls throughout the week was truly inspiring.

PAAO 2023 in photos

PAAO 2023 in Photos From the overflowing exhibit hall to the inspiring lectures, PAAO 2023 was an unforgettable experience. To everyone who attended, participated, and helped make it a huge success - from the ophthalmologists, allied health professionals,...

PAAO President’s Message

February 2023

Encouraging Submissions to Advance Eye Health in the Americas…
The Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) is proud to serve as a hub for ophthalmologists in the Americas, promoting the advancement of ophthalmology and visual sciences, and advocating for eye health at the regional and international levels.

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.