Pan-American Research Day

The Power of the Pan-American Network

Pan-American Research Day

PARD is held yearly the day before ARVO. Everyone presenting at ARVO is invited to share their research in a quick 5 minute format. This popular event will bring you up to speed on all the latest research in one day.

In an effort to stimulate research at the Pan-American level and recognize the efforts of our young investigators, the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) has been organizing the Pan-American Research Day, in conjunction with the important partnerships with the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and with Allergan Latin America, for the past several years and it has become an exciting tradition.

  1. There is no entrance fee for this event: it is free! The meeting is scheduled to take place the day before ARVO usually from 12:00 noon to 6 pm.  Even though there is no entrance fee, it is necessary to register for this meeting so we may prepare your name badge and program materials.
  2. If you have had a presentation accepted by ARVO, we would like to offer you the possibility to present your work at our Pan-American Research Day meeting. The PAAO will feature two rooms for presentations: anterior and posterior segment papers. Offering two rooms will double your chances to be able to present your work.Due to the popularity of this event, we always receive more requests to present than there are time slots available, so there is a review and selection process. If you are selected to be a program participant, you will be presenting your work in a speed presentation format: three minutes for presentation and two minutes for discussion. The language for presentation is English. This is an excellent place to practice your presentation skills in English in front of a friendly audience. Submission deadline to participate in the program is announced a couple weeks before ARVO so, watch your inbox.
  3. The PAAO tries to offer travel awards and scholarships every year.  Last year a total of four (4) travel awards, in the amount of $1,500 each, were be presented. Please see the scholarships page for rules, restrictions and the application forms. If you have previously received an award from the Pan-American, you do not qualify to apply for an additional award.The deadline for submitting your travel grant application is usually almost two months before PARD so prepare ahead. Remember, one award per person. If you have already received a travel award from ARVO or PAAO to attend this meeting, you do not qualify to apply for a PAAO award. Please see the link for all the rules and restrictions. You must be present to win.

Mark your calendar to plan to go one day early to attend/participate! This is a free event! We hope that you will partake in this opportunity to share your work and experience.

YEAR DATES LOCATION
2018 28-Apr Honolulu, Hawaii
2017 6-May Baltimore, Maryland
2016 30-Apr Seattle, Washington
2015 2-May Denver, Colorado
2014 3-May Orlando, Florida
2013 4-May Seattle, Washington
2012 5-May Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2011 30-Apr Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2010 1-May Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2009 2-May Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2008 26-Apr Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2007 5-May Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2006 29-Apr Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2004 24-Apr Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2003 3-May Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2002 4-May Fort Lauderdale, Florida