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PAAO President’s Message

May 2023

This month, rather than a chat with a president, I chatted with Jane Aguirre, Vice President for Membership and Alliances for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, on the eve of her retirement.

PAAO President’s Message

April 2023

Created 20 years ago by two first-class Pan-American researchers, Dr. Nicolas Bazan (USA) and Dr. Rubens Belfort Jr. (Brazil), Pan-American Research Day became a momentous event that brings together researchers from across the Americas to share their work, collaborate, and promote scientific advancements in the region.

PAAO President’s Message

March 2023

Dear Attendees of the XXXV Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology in Buenos Aires,
I want to take a moment to express my sincerest gratitude to each one of you for making this year’s congress an incredibly successful and memorable event. The energy and enthusiasm that filled the conference halls throughout the week was truly inspiring.

Lo Mejor 2023

Lo Mejor de la Academia en Español

11 NOV 2023


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Message from the PAOF Chair

We are very proud to announce that the Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation’s Circle of Vision program has started our 2023 Circle of Vision campaign, and I am very pleased to announce that we have had an overwhelmingly positive response to donate to our Circle of Vision program.

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Message from the PAOF Chair

Pan-American Research Day (PARD) was held successfully on Saturday, 22 April 2023, at the Medical Education Building of LSU Health New Orleans. Thank you to all who participated!

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Message from the PAOF Chair

We look back on many years with satisfaction and success of PAOF & PAAO despite the limitations imposed by a global pandemic. Finally, we were able to meet during our XXXV Pan American Congress of Ophthalmology, March 17 to 20, 2023, in the incredibly beautiful city of Buenos Aires, Argentina! What a meeting! What success! Our congresses are getting better and better!

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