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Basic Sciences Courses



1. Andean Basic Sciences Course

Dr. Gregorio Gabela from Quito, Ecuador, is course director (2010). This course meets every two years.
Contact Information: Gregorio F. Gabela MD
Av. Eloy Alfaro 32-380 y Juan Severino
Quito, Ecuador
Tel.: (593-2) 223-7594
Email: ggabela@centrodelavision.med.ec

2. Puerto Rican Basic Sciences Course "Dr. Guillermo Picó Santiago"

Curso Basico Puerto Rico

Dr. Guillermo Picó Santiago founded this course in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1967. The course is held over a 10 week period (January-March) at the University of Puerto Rico.

Click here for information and Course application form (Spanish). PDF

Contact Information:  Luis A. Serrano Torres MD
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Escuela de Medicina, Recinto de Ciencias Médicas
Departamento de Oftalmología, PO Box 365067
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-5067
Tel: 787-756-7090
Fax: 787-758-3488

3. Brazilian Basic Sciences Course in Ophthalmology

Curso de Ciencias Basicas em Oftalmologia (Brazil)

Course directors are Dra. Ana Luisa Hofling-Lima, Dra. Denise de Freita and Dr. Rubens Belfort Jr. Course coordinator is Augusto Paranhos Jr.

Contact Information:
Departamento de Oftalmologia e Ciências Visuais da EPM / UNIFESP / HSP
Rua Botucatu 821, 2o andar, Vila Clementino
São Paulo, SP CEP 04023-062 Brazil 
Tel: (55-11) 5576-4848 x 2256
Email: rosangela.demetrio@unifesp.br
URL http://www.oftalmo.epm.br/cursobasico/


4. Southern Cone Basic Sciences Course

2016 Cono Sur


The Southern Cone Basic Sciences Course is a five-weeks intensive course, aimed for Latin-American ophthalmologists who are still in their academic training. It takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, between the months of February and March. Its scientific program involves 200 hours of theoretical and practical contents delivered by 200 speakers from all around Latin-America. It also includes social events and wet labs. It is subject to a limited capacity (30 doctors) in order to ensure a close and personalized relationship with the student.
Consejo Argentino de Oftalmología
Tte. Gral. Juan D. Perón 1479, PB
C1037ACA Buenos Aires Argentina
Tel.: (54-11) 4374-5400
Email: educacion@oftalmologos.org.ar

5. Peruvian Basic Sciences Course

Dr. Luis Izquierdo Jr. of Lima, Peru, is the Course Director.
Contact Information: Luis Izquierdo, Jr., MD
Instituto Oftalmo Salud
Av. Javier Prado Este 1142
San Isidro
Lima 27, Peru
Tel.: (51-1) 512-1300
Email: izquierdojrluis@hotmail.com

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