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PAAO-YO

PAAO-YO: Connecting young ophthalmologists around the world

The mission of the PAAO-YO is to provide an opportunity for international Young Ophthalmologists to come together to network from different regions in the Americas and around the world.  We exist to share knowledge and experiences, where passion of elevating patient care and purpose come to together.

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Why should you join us

Webinars & elearning

PAAO-YO virtual learning experience developed based on your needs as a YO.

Scholarships & Fellowships

PAAO-YO Membership gives you access to funds for extending your education

PAAO-YO Mentorship Program

PAAO-YO is collaborating with the ICO on a mentorship program creating connections between senior ophthalmologists and YOs

Networking opportunities

The PAAO-YO is continually developing more ways for YOs to connect.  With social Media, this website, symposiums, networking events and even a special lounge at the congress you will be able to network and collaborate with YOs from around the world.

Other initiatives for PAAO-YOs

PAAO-YO International Publishing

to help train young ophthalmologists on how to get published and to promote the PAAO-YO international publications in our website

PAAO-YO Info & AAO

a partnership with the AAO will give PAAO-YOs the opportunity to publish articles on the AAO website as well as the PAAO-YO site

PAAO Discounts

receive 50% off their 2020 PAAO Membership as well as discounts on asych courses and others to be announced

PAAO-YO Executive Committee

Camila V. Ventura MD PhD

Camila V. Ventura MD PhD

Retina and Vitreous Specialist Read More
Camila V. Ventura MD PhD

Camila V. Ventura MD PhD

Retina and Vitreous Specialist
  • Co-Chair of the PAAO YO Executive Committee
  • Retina and Vitreous specialist at the Altino Ventura Foundation (FAV) and HOPE Eye Hospital, Recife, Brazil
  • Director, Department of Research at the Altino Ventura Foundation (FAV), Recife, Brazil
  • Post-Doc in Ophthalmology at the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp - EPM), São Paulo, Brazil
Brazil
Jorge A. Fortún MD

Jorge A. Fortún MD

Retina and Vitreous Specialist Read More
Jorge A. Fortún MD

Jorge A. Fortún MD

Retina and Vitreous Specialist
USA
Bruna V Ventura MD PhD

Bruna V Ventura MD PhD

Cataract & Anterior Segment Specialist Read More
Bruna V Ventura MD PhD

Bruna V Ventura MD PhD

Cataract & Anterior Segment Specialist
  • Coordinator of the Specialization Course in Ophthalmology of the Altino Ventura Foundation, Recife, Brasil
  • Head of the Cataract Department of the Altino Ventura Foundation, Recife, Brazil
  • President of ALACCSA-R Joven
Brazil
Juan Carlos Ginés Benítez MD

Juan Carlos Ginés Benítez MD

Cornea & Cataract Specialist Read More
Juan Carlos Ginés Benítez MD

Juan Carlos Ginés Benítez MD

Cornea & Cataract Specialist
  • Cornea and Cataract specialist at the Cornea Department  - National University of Asunción, Paraguay.
  • Member of the Paraguayan Society of Ophthalmology Board.
  • Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Fellowship at the Ludwig-Maximillians Universitäts Augenklinik München
  • ICO International Fellowship at the Casey Eye Institute, OHSU Portland, Oregon.
Paraguay
Pedro C. Carricondo MD

Pedro C. Carricondo MD

Eye Trauma and Emergencies Read More
Pedro C. Carricondo MD

Pedro C. Carricondo MD

Eye Trauma and Emergencies
Brazil
Sandra Belalcazar MD

Sandra Belalcazar MD

Glaucoma Specialist Read More
Sandra Belalcazar MD

Sandra Belalcazar MD

Glaucoma Specialist
  • Head, Glaucoma Department, Fundación Oftalmológica Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia
  • President of Grupo Colombiano de Trabajo Sobre Glaucoma - Glaucoma Colombia (2019 - 2021)
  • Associate Instructor at Escuela de Ciencias de la Salud - Universidad del Rosario
  • Member of PAAO, AAO. the Sociedad Colombiana de Oftalmología and SLAG. 
Colombia

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