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Membership Benefits



Membership in the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology offers you the opportunity to reach across countries and cultures to build life-long relationships with other colleagues who are deeply committed to sharing new ways to standardize and advance ophthalmic knowledge and skills for the improvement of patient care.

As an active member, the following benefits are available to you:

  • Multilingual state-of-the-art Portal (website) offering cutting-edge ophthalmic education through virtual meetings, blogs and webinar presentations that will be accessible 24 hours a day seven days a week
  • Reduced registration fees at PAAO congresses and regional meetings
    • February 8-10, 2018 ... XXV Pan-American Regional Course in Cartagena, Colombia
    • October 27-30, 2018 ... AAO 2018, in conjunction with the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology
    • October 31, 2018 ... 32th Best of the Academy in Spanish in Chicago, Illinois USA
    • May 25-29, 2019 ... XXXIV Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology in Cancun, Mexico
  • Prizes and Awards
    • Lions/PAAO Award for the Prevention of Blindness
    • Paul Kayser/RRF Global Award offering an award to visual scientists in the forefront of innovative clinical and basic science in ophthalmology
    • Troutman-Véronneau Prize
  • Fellowships, scholarships, travel awards and specialty training opportunities
  • Scholarships to the ARVO meeting available for young and promising ophthalmologists
  • Visiting Professors Program affords members an opportunity to represent the PAAO on the program at National Congresses
  • Leadership Course to train future leaders of national ophthalmology societies affiliated with the PAAO
  • International advocacy efforts on your behalf
  • Opportunity to be published in PAAO’s peer-review scientific journal
  • An annual subscription to the multilingual scientific journal, Vision Pan-America, The Pan-American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • The monthly eVision online newsletter and updates from the President of the Board of Directors
  • An annual membership card
  • Certificate of membership in the Pan-American the first year Active member dues are paid
  • An invitation to the PAAO events which offer the opportunity to meet informally with colleagues and their families
PAAO Main Office - 1301 S Bowen Road #450 - Arlington TX 76013 USA
Tel: 817-275-7553 Fax: 817-275-3961 Email: info@paao.org