MembershipThe Power of the Pan-American Network
Why become a member?
Dr. RV Paul Chan started his membership with the PAAO as a fellow, now he is on the PAAO Executive Committee as Associate Secretary for English Language. In this video, he talks about how the PAAO changed his life.
Membership and the 3 E’s
Dr. Carol Shields has been a member since she was a student. She is also a leader in the field of ocular oncology. In this video she tells you why she is a member of the Pan-American.
Benefits of Membership
Members only discounts
Reduced registration fees at PAAO congresses and regional meetings, Pan-American Research Day (every year the day before ARVO), and Best of the Academy in Spanish. See all our meetings.
Pan-American Journal of Ophthalmology
An annual digital subscription to the multilingual scientific journal, The Pan-American Journal of Ophthalmology
Opportunity to be published in PAAO’s peer-review scientific journal, The Pan-American Journal of Ophthalmology. Find out how
Visiting Professors Program
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 See all our awards
A physician who holds a degree of Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy, or equivalent medical degree as determined by the Board of Directors, who holds a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the country in which the practice of medicine is regularly conducted, who has completed formal training in ophthalmology or its equivalent, as determined by the Board of Directors, and who is a member in good standing of the national society affiliated with the PAAO. Membership is renewed annually and valid January 1-December 31. Annual dues are US$200.
Become a Member
Join the only international ophthalmology organization that will treat you like family.