Apr 29, 2019Education, Events, eVision

Over 200 ophthalmologists and researchers from 16 countries around the world participated in the 2019 Pan-American Research Day which took place in Saturday, April 27, Vancouver, Canada, co-sponsored by ARVO, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Jorge E. Valdez MD PhD, was course coordinator. The meeting was also presided by Fernando Arevalo MD PhD, PAAO President and Miguel N. Burnier Jr., MD PhD, PAAO President-Elect.

The two keynote lecturers were from the University of British Columbia (UBS) and Harvard.  Frederick S. Mikelberg MD FRCS, is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UBC and his talk was “Normal Pressure Glaucoma – Lessons Learned and Lessons Forgotten.”  Michael J. Young PhD FARVO is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Harvard Medical School, Department of Ophthalmology, in Boston, Mass. USA, and his talk was “Translating retinal stem cells.” 

The program featured over 100 presentations.

Four young ophthalmologists and researchers received awards. The David & Molly Pyott Foundation sponsored an award to Anthony Christopher Maida Medina from Bolivia. The Allergan Foundation sponsors three Arno Habicht Awards for Research Sciences and they were presented to:  Aristofanes Mendonça Canamary Jr. (Brazil), Dahana Lucia Thalia Mendoza García (Mexico), and Tomás Nabil Saddi (Argentina).

PAAO thanks Allergan International for their generous support.