Message from the PAOF Chair

Jan 27, 2021From the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues:

Happy New Year wishes to you all.  This will be a year of new challenges as a new “normal” is being created.  We are one year into COVID-19 and there is still a good amount of uncertainty.

With this New Year, we have the chance to face the challenges with energy and enthusiasm.  As Abraham Lincoln said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”  Through the Pan-American network we can encourage each other; we can support each other.

Let’s continue to strive to fulfill our dreams. Let’s continue to strive to serve and support our fellow man.  The Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation is an excellent example of many people coming together to provide support towards the greater good.

Please join the Pan-American movement this New Year.  No action is too small.  We see ourselves as a learning community in which each member contributes to the enrichment of it.  Your support adds value to all our activities which ultimately results in better patient care.

Take care and stay connected.  Help your families and senior citizens.  Wash your hands.  Use a mask and observe social distancing. Only by working together will we surmount this challenge.

I close this message by wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.


Jorge E. Valdez MD PhD
President, Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation (PAOF)