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Message from the PAOF Chair.

My Dear Colleagues, The Pan-American exists to provide continuing education and training for the development and advancement of Ophthalmology. We offer several scholarships, training programs and venues to encourage our PAAO Young Ophthalmologists (PAAO -YO). We...

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Message from the PAAO President

Dear Friends, As the year is getting started, we are looking ahead to many Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) exciting activities. We just came back from our leadership development course, the "PAAO Curso de Liderazgo".  Education and training are the...

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Tribute to Rich and Chita Abbott

In honor of my mother and father, Cecilia and Richard Abbott; as well as the profession of Ophthalmology. My parents have dedicated their lives to this incredible and honorable work and we have all received so much in return. Thank you to all of our friends at the PAAO for supporting our family, and especially, Dad, during this very difficult time.

Alison Abbott Chassin

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Tribute to Rich and Chita Abbott

In tribute to Chita Abbott, a kind, compassionate and loving partner to Rich Abbott. As a couple they have contributed so much to ophthalmology on a global basis and all the while doing so with the greatest humility and respect to all. We will miss you Chita.

Giulia and Schalon Newton

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Tribute to Miguel Burnier

Professor Miguel Burnier Jr. has been my professor, mentor, role model, and friend even before I entered medical school. He was fundamental during my postgraduate studies since he was the reason why I chose ocular oncology as my area of academic research. More than 50 colleagues from Brazil and other parts of the world are as lucky as I am for having Professor Burnier as their PhD advisor and as their friend; hundreds more have learned from him at his laboratory. It is truly a pleasure for me to donate to the Foundation of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology in honor of Professor Burnier.,

Rubens N. Belfort III

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Tribute to Arun Singh

"Professor Arun Singh was my professor in ocular oncology way back in 2008, and he has served as my mentor since then. For 10 years, he has been fundamental not only in my professional growth but also in my goal of making my ocular oncology service in São Paulo the largest eye cancer center in Latin America. He still serves as our international advisor in difficult cases, providing knowledge and guidance as an international volunteer. I am blessed to have him as my गुरु जी.

Rubens N. Belfort III

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Tribute to Lorenz Zimmerman

To my mentor, teacher & friend from whom I learned some of the most important lessons of my life. The father of modern Ocular Pathology who influenced so many with his knowledge and his kind words & actions.

With love & gratitude,

Nora & Miguel Burnier

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