Message from the PAOF Chair

Mar 27, 2019eVision, From the PAOF Chair, PAOF

Dear Colleagues,

Technology and the internet have transformed the landscape of education and how we learn over the last 25 years.  The prodigious abundance of technical information available at our fingertips grows daily.  In our industry, speed has become everything in today’s tech-driven world.

However, I maintain that in this emphasis on speed that we are underestimating the power of human interaction and the importance of face-to-face communication.  Ultimately, the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology and the Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation are in the people business.  Our meetings provide a valuable opportunity for a deeper and more meaningful exchange.  

At Pan-American Congresses attendees have an opportunity to interact with the top leaders in Ophthalmology, affording those priceless moments of one-on-one connection.  Lifetime friendships and professional relationships are forged at Pan-American Congresses.  That is what makes the Pan-American unique:  our worldwide opportunities for networking, educational exchange and forging new friendships.

Come to Cancun in May to see what it’s all about!


Jorge Valdez MD PhD
Chair, Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation