Richard & Cecilia “Chita” Abbott
Young Ophthalmologist Leadership Award

The Power of the Pan-American Network

Richard and Chita Abbott have been long-time supporters of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO).  In memory of Chita, we are creating a prize that will be awarded to the best project in each future PAAO Leadership Development Program (LDP) class.  This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated support of their national ophthalmology society and the PAAO, and has participated in leadership activities at the national, subspecialty, or supranational society level.

One of the requirements of the PAAO’s LDP participants is that they must create and implement a project that will benefit their nominating society or their home community.  The goal is to help inspire our younger colleagues in the Americas to create new and innovative ways to achieve improved patient outcomes by thinking “out of the box” with their LDP projects.

Please join in supporting this important program which is impacting ophthalmology and its leadership in the Americas.

Contact the PAOF

Teresa Bradshaw

PAOF Executive Director

1301 S. Bowen Road, Suite 450
Arlington, TX 76013


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