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PAAO Curso de Liderazgo: An experience that impacts your whole life! 20 September 2020It has already been nine years since a very nice group of colleagues from around the world and I met in San Francisco for one of the most interesting and wonderful experiences of my...
My name is Fabiola Jerez from Honduras. I received a BCC Training Scholarship from the PAAO and PAOF.
As medical researchers, we know that the importance of research is as much about ideas as it is about knowing how to communicate them. Science communication is part of our daily life; as doctors we must inform our patients about their sufferings and treatments, give lectures, write scientific articles or proposals.
Miguel Angel Vázquez Membrillo, Mexican ophthalmologist with subspecialty in retina and vitreous, shares his experience in the realization of his postdoctoral project (2015-2016) in rural communities in southern China.
Scholarship Experience - Returning back home After a Life-changing Experience Abroad: Dhariana Acon 11 August 2020International Fellowship: Retuning Back Home After a Life-changing Experience Abroad Report by Dhariana Acon (Costa Rica) It’s been 3 months since...
In 2013, I was lucky to be part of the first generation to receive the scholarship from the SOPANOP and the PAAO, sponsored by Allergan, to go for one month in an internationally prestigious center of oculoplastics in the United States or Europe...
Chatziralli I, Ventura CV, Touhami S, et al. Transforming ophthalmic education into virtual learning during COVID-19 pandemic: a global perspective [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 10]. Eye (Lond). 2020;1-8.
Ventura LO, Travassos S, Ventura Filho MC, Marinho P, Lawrence L, Wilson ME, Carreiro N, Xavier V, Gois AL, Ventura CV. Congenital Zika Syndrome: Surgical and Visual Outcomes After Surgery for Infantile Strabismus. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2020;57(3):169-175.
Roca, J. A., Maia, M., da Cruz, N. F. S., et al. Non-contact wide-angled visualization with chandelier-assisted scleral buckling for primary uncomplicated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 2020.
A Message From Our Editor
Covid-19 has taken many things away from us, but has given us the blessing of time. Time to be able to change for the better. I am pleased to announce that we are launching our PAAO-YO website. In this first editor´s Note I will like to share some thoughts that have been hovering over my mind since the pandemic started.
As human beings we have the ability to evolve over time. This allowed us to survive as species, but the capability we have to do this during adversities and especially during crisis, in just the blink of an eye, has everything to do with our generation and its open mind for acquiring new ideas and technologies.
Valentina Franco Cardenas, MD
Editor in Chief
It is said that the pandemic advanced the adoption of digital technologies 6 to 10 years
It is said that the pandemic advanced the adoption of digital technologies 6 to 10 years, ranging from the ways in which we work, communicate, shop, and even amuse ourselves. I believe that one of the aspects of our daily life that has been dramatically changed is education. This time we have had no option. We needed to attend online education such as meetings or webinars if we wanted to gain knowledge, share ideas and keep in touch.
It is in this context, that PAAO-YO webinars were launched. I sincerely encourage you to attend our PAAO-YO webinars, focused on the topics that we believe YOs are most concerned about. Also please check out our scholarships and awards sections. We are sure that you can find inspiring ideas if you want to go abroad, need orientation or even financial aid. We also included a list of our PAAO-delegates in each country so you can reach out for advice or mentorship during your early ophthalmology years.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any ideas, experiences, or articles that you would like to share at the PAAO-YO website or you might be interested in seeing.
Connecting YO´s is PAAO-YO´s mission. We are here for you.