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We just came from the AAO Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, and the PAOF celebrated its 12th anniversary of the Circle of Vision program. The Circle of Vision celebrates donors that contribute more than $1,000 a year to the PAOF in support of the Pan-American’s educational programs.
The Circle of Vision Luncheon recognizes donors to the Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation. This year we gave special recognition to Dr. Alice McPherson and Dr. Francisco Contreras.
Lo Mejor de la Academia en Español (The Best of the Academy in Spanish) is a constructive and critical review of what was presented during the Academy Annual Meeting. Join us on Nov 11, 2023 from 8 am to 1 pm ET VIRTUAL via ZOOM. There will be round tables and panels made up of Spanish-speaking ophthalmologists so that colleagues receive the widest possible knowledge of what was seen and heard during the Academy.
The Science Center for Development in Xenotransplantation, coordinated by Professor Dr. Silvano Raia, is opening 2 (two) vacancies for post-doctoral fellowships linked to project “Genetically engineered porcine corneas for human transplantation”. Applicants must...
We just finished a month of soccer fever with the Women's FIFA World Cup in Australia and New Zealand that finally saw Spain capture the title for the first time ever. As I saw the cultural exchange and international collaboration evolve in international soccer, I could not avoid to compare this to how the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) plays the same role as FIFA in bringing together all the countries and ophthalmologists in The Americas for our own cultural exchange and international collaboration.
Ophthalmology is a field that demands unwavering dedication, constant learning, and a passion for improving the lives of those we serve. It's a profession that touches the very essence of human existence, as vision is one of our most precious gifts. In this context, being part of an association that nurtures excellence and innovation is not merely a choice; it's an imperative.
We are very proud to announce the continuation and success of our Pan-American initiative on bringing together PAAO Young Ophthalmologists (PAAO-YO) in all the 26 affiliated national societies. Organizing this vital activity is the PAAO-YO Committee that is co-chaired by Eduardo Viteri Jr MD (Ecuador) and Lina Cernichiaro MD (Mexico). It is a very active group of young ophthalmologists and we have gathered PAAO-YO representation/delegates from all our national affiliated societies.