PAOF News

Tribute to Dr. Guillermo Pereira

My professor, mentor, and friend. Dr. Pereira had a tremendous influence in ophthalmology in Venezuela and Latin-America. His influence in my career was determinant. Thank you for believing in me! You were always right my friend…

J. Fernando Arevalo, MD PhD FACS
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Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues, Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts. The term synergy comes from the ancient Greek word συνεργία synergia from synergos συνεργός, meaning "working together". The Pan-American Association of...

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Message from the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues, Technology and the internet have transformed the landscape of education and how we learn over the last 25 years.  The prodigious abundance of technical information available at our fingertips grows daily.  In our industry, speed has become...

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Tribute to Dr. Dario Fuenmayor-Rivera

My professor, mentor, and friend. Dr. Fuenmayor had a tremendous influence in my career and that of many others in Venezuela and Latin-America. We wrote many papers together in my early career, and marked my love for angiography of the retina and choroid."

J. Fernando Arevalo, MD PhD FACS
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Message from the PAOF Chair.

Dear Colleagues, Pan-American Research Day is all about providing opportunities for Young Ophthalmologists and Researchers. In 2002, Dr. Rubens Belfort Jr. approached ARVO to partner in creating new course which would encourage research in the Americas and would...

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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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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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