10 & 17 jul 2021 • 9 am est •

10 & 17 jul 2021 • 9 am est

Pan-American Research Day

This year PARD will be virtual and after ARVO in July. 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.

  • It is FREE
  • Anterior Segment: Saturday, 10 July 2021
  • Posterior Segment: Saturday, 17 July 2021
  • Virtual over Zoom
  • Speaker application deadline is 13 May

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.


The best three works by reseachers under 40 in each group will receive a prize.

Registration to the next PAAO Congress, March 17-20, 2023 in Buenos Aires AND $250 USD cash!


Co-Chairs, Organizing Committee
Lihteh Wu (Costa Rica)
Arturo Ramirez Miranda (Mexico)





Anterior Segment

COVID and the Cornea: from Controversy to Consensus

Anthony J. Aldave, M.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology, Walton Li Chair in Cornea and Uveitis
Chief, Cornea and Uveitis Division
Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
The Stein Eye Institute
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California

Posterior Segment

Innovations in ROP Management: The PAAO and Global Collaborations

R.V. Paul Chan, M.D. M.Sc MBA FACS

Head, Department of Ophthalmology, the John H. Panton Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Pediatric Retina and Retinopathy of Prematurity Service
Co-Director, Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology
Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, Illinois

2021 Meeting Recordings

Anterior Segment Day, 10 July

Full Program (232 MIN)
Keynote: Anthony Aldave (30 MIN)

Posterior Segment Day, 17 July

Full Program (222 MIN)
Keynote: R.V. Paul Chan (30 MIN)

Check out the 2021 program

Sponsored by

Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

CO-Sponsored by

ARVO and Allergan

Our sponsors ARVO & Allergan

Mark your calendar to attend/participate!

This is a free event!

We hope that you will partake in this opportunity to share your work and experience.