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Tribute to Liana Ventura

As the current Chair of the Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation, you are leaving a great legacy behind due to your leadership skills, high ethical values, vision and passion for the education, especially for young Ophthalmologists. The PAOF will surely continue to keep your vision alive and to maintain a motivated and committed team as you have been able to build.

Carlos A. Coscia

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Tribute to William De La Peña

"I have witnessed your impressive contributions to Ophthalmology during the past 25 years. Your dedication to leaving a legacy of education through training others in techniques of Phacoemulsification is a mark that you have made in the world of Ophthalmology. Throughout these 25 years, you have done this with the utmost of ethical values, commitment to education and always with great reserve."

Carlos A. Coscia

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Tribute to Nelson Marques

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." --Henry Ford

Nelson, Thank you for being a mentor and friend for the past 30 years. You continually inspire others to achieve greatness.

Teresa Bradshaw

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Tribute to Zelia Correa

“It was an easy decision for you to be our first international participant in the AAO Leadership Development Program and we both knew it would lead to the first multi-national program, the Pan Am Curso de Liderazgo. Your engaging manner easily convinced the elders that next generation colleagues deserved earlier opportunities and responsibilities — it was clear to me that you served others more than self.”

Helen and Mike Brennan

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Tribute to Mark Mannis

“Recently I was reading your own words in a profile to celebrate your Academy EnergyEYES Award at the last AAO. I quote:

‘Mentoring – A Major Career Accomplishment’

‘Young Ophthalmologists don’t put up with any subterfuge. They make you honest, and they make you smart. So, mentoring has really been a way to stimulate my own development as a clinician and a scientist, as well a human being.’

Your own words show why you are so essential to Ophthalmology, to PAAO, to PAOF, to your many fellows in Latin America, and to me as a dear friend, mentor and admirer.”

Mr. Nelson R.A. Marques

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Tribute to Teresa J. Bradshaw

“Your dedication and commitment are extraordinary. Thank you for all of your wonderful work for the PAAO – we are indeed fortunate to have you!”

Dr. Neeru Gupta

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Tribute to Marilyn Miller MD

“In honor of your exemplary leadership and contributions improving education and research in international Pediatric Ophthalmology. Leaving a legacy to be followed by the next generations of ophthalmologists.”

Drs. Liana & Marcelo Ventura and family
January 2018

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