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, 2 May 2020 (the day before ARVO)
  • At the John Hopkins University in Baltimore
  • Deadline to register is April 20, 2020

Dr. Jorge Valdez
Chair, Organizing Committee


How to share your research at PARD

If you would like to present your ARVO accepted paper at PARD select “speaker” when you register and email with the title and abstract of your ARVO accepted paper, name, country and the email of your account.



Preliminary Program

(subject to change without notice)

10:00 AM – Speaker Check-in & Registration Opens
12:00 PM – Program Begins
Anterior Segment Room – Room BRB-G01-G03
Posterior Segment Room – Tilghman Auditorium
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM – Coffee Break (both rooms)
3:15 PM – Introduction of Keynote Speaker (Tilghman Auditorium)
3:18 PM – Keynote Speaker: Name and Title to be announced
3:30 PM – break out to anterior & posterior rooms
3:40 PM – Program begins in each room
5:30 PM – Program ends (merge back to Tilghman Auditorium)
5:40 PM – Introduction of Keynote Speaker
5:43 PM – Keynote Speaker: Name and Title to be announced
5:55 PM – Final Comments and Awards Presentation
6:15 PM – Reception (for registered attendees only)

Sponsored by

Co-sponsored by


Tilghman Auditorium & Rooms BRB-G01-03 in the Turner Auditorium Building at Johns Hopkins University
720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205


Tilghman Auditorium & Rooms BRB-G01-03 are located in the Turner Building. The street address is 720 Rutland Ave. Rutland Avenue is a connecting street between Monument and Madison Streets as seen in the picture below. To enter the building, you must pass the security booth. If asked, please tell the security guards that you are with the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology and you will be allowed to enter. Past the security booth, please follow the signage that will take you PARD.

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

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