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Leadership Course 2023

The Pan-American Curso de Liderazgo is preparing the best young ophthalmologists to take leadership roles in their community and professional organizations. See what they did at the January 2023 work session.

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Dr. Alice R. McPherson (1926-2023)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of an icon. On January 16, 2022, Dr. Alice R. McPherson passed away after a short time in hospice care. She was a pioneer, a humanitarian, an educator and a philanthropist, in ophthalmology, in her field of retina, and in the Pan-American. She will be missed.

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Message from the PAOF Chair

As the year is only getting started, we look ahead to many Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology's (PAAO) exciting activities with the support of the PAOF. With education as a core mission for the Pan-American, we just came back from our PAAO’s Curso de Liderazgo.

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PAAO President’s Message

January 2023

New year, new everything…
After a long period without face-to-face events, we are at the door of our biggest event, the Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology.

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Message from the PAOF Chair

As the year draws to a close, we look back at a year with satisfaction and success at PAAO. The New Year is always a fresh start full of promises, and the holiday season an opportunity to give. The future is great if we stick together as a Pan-American community! We are better, stronger and the goal is to meet again.

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PAAO President’s Message

December 2022

And another year has passed...
A year with a mix of distrust, fear and hope. Distrust and fear that the nightmare of Covid-19 has not passed. Hope in having overcome the worst phase of this disease and with the certainty that the science of prevention, vaccines and scientific knowledge have brought us to the end of another year, alive and with life plans for a better year, together with our dearest ones.

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Message from the PAOF Chair

We have continued with the tradition started in Cancun 2019 to have an open call to our National Societies for our PAAO Awards at our Pan-American Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina next year.

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Message from the PAOF Chair

We just held our XXVI Pan-American Regional Course in conjunction with Bascom Palmer’s XLIV Inter-American Course (CURSO) October 16-19, 2022 in Miami, FL. The event was a resounding success with more than 600 attendees and was a wonderful opportunity to get together with friends and colleagues in Miami to learn about the latest in clinical problems in ophthalmology.

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