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.

  • It is FREE
  • Saturday, 27 April 2019 (the day before ARVO)
  • At the University of British Colombia in Vancouver
  • Deadline to register is April 20, 2019

Dr. Jorge Valdez
Chair, Organizing Committee



Check out the 2019 program

Keynote Lectures

Frederick S. Mikelberg MD, FRCS

Normal Pressure Glaucoma

– Lessons Learned and Lessons Forgotten”

Professor of Ophthalmology

Faculty of Medical | Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Michael J. Young, PhD, FARVO

“Translating retinal stem cells”

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Harvard Medical School | Department of Ophthalmology

Boston, Mass.  USA

Check out the 2019 program


The Nest: University of British Columbia
6133 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC


The Nest Level 2

The Nest level two – click to enlarge

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.

Online Registration Closed

Non-Member: FREE
PAAO/AAO Active Member: FREE
Resident/Fellow: FREE

A PDF certificate of attendance will be available to registered attendees 15 days after the close of the meeting.

Please Note: Transportation is not provided for this meeting