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.

Message from the PAOF Chair

We just held our XXVI Pan-American Regional Course in conjunction with Bascom Palmer’s XLIV Inter-American Course (CURSO) October 16-19, 2022 in Miami, FL. The event was a resounding success with more than 600 attendees and was a wonderful opportunity to get together with friends and colleagues in Miami to learn about the latest in clinical problems in ophthalmology.

Message from the PAOF Chair

We are getting closer to our XXVI Pan-American Regional Course in conjunction with Bascom Palmer’s XLIV Inter-American Course (CURSO) October 16-19, 2022 in Miami, FL. The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) would like to invite you to join us in Miami for the first joint CURSO and Pan-American regional course.

Message from the PAOF Chair

We are very proud to announce that the Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation’s Circle of Vision program has reached its 10thanniversary. We would like to extend our gratitude to our Pan-American leaders in ophthalmology that support the Pan-American’s mission of providing lifelong education and cultural exchange among ophthalmologists to improve patient care.

Message from the PAOF Chair

With the support of the PAOF, we have had very successful PAAO events worldwide and our collaborations are larger than ever. The PAAO is more and more the organization that you want to belong to, if you want to network!

Message from the PAOF Chair

The word philanthropy comes from Ancient Greek φιλανθρωπία (philanthrōpía) ‘love of humanity’, from phil– “love, fond of” and anthrōpos” humankind, mankind”. Philanthropy involves charitable giving to worthy causes on a large scale, but it is much more than just a charitable donation. Philanthropy is an effort an individual or organization undertakes based on an altruistic desire to improve human welfare, and wealthy individuals sometimes establish private foundations to facilitate their philanthropic efforts.