PAOF News

Message from the PAOF Chair

A vital activity of the Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation (PAOF) is our Life & Legacy Program. A permanently endowed program is a wonderful way to create a legacy and ensure education for years to come.

Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues, We are still facing the challenge of the pandemic.  In North America, schools and universities are starting up again.  We must continue to move forward, and I am confident that we will successfully come through this pandemic if we stay positive and collectively help and support each other.

Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues, Big challenges demand great leadership. During this extended difficult time of COVID-19, the Pan-American has shown great leadership in seeking the positive by promoting different educational activities via Campus PAAO ...

Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues: When the Coronavirus epidemic began, we thought it would cycle through in a few weeks or a short couple of months. Then it turned into a pandemic and now it is proving that its impact is going to be longer, broader and deeper than anyone could have...

Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues, During this time of COVID-19, most of us are still in quarantine or some level of sheltering-in-place. This gives us an opportunity for reflection on our purpose in life: not just clinical but more importantly our purpose in life as human beings....

Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues,   We are finishing another month of the COVID-19 challenge.  For most of us, our practices are greatly reduced.  The experts say that the best way to face this time of challenge is to reach out to build bridges among our family, friends, and...

Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues, We are in the grips of COVID-19.  Who could have imagined a month ago that this novel Corona Virus would have swept the world with such ruthless efficiency. This brings to mind the ever-increasing importance of the Power of the Pan-American, a...

Message from the PAOF Chair

My Dear Colleagues, The Pan-American has a rich tradition of cultural and educational exchange. One of our earliest programs in the Pan-American history was the “Visiting Professor” where an expert would spend a month travelling around to different training centers...