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Global Center
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Welcome International Ophthalmologists

The Global Center is designed to provide international members, attendees and societies the most relevant AAO news and information.

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Download AAO 2014 "Highlights for International Attendees"
This brochure is prepared just for international attendees. AAO's Global Alliances has compiled a list of sessions, symposia and special events, as well as program recommendations made by AAO's Regional Advisors Committee. Travel and dining tips for Chicago are also included.

Prestigious Medal Goes to Dr. Richard L. Abbott
AAO Secretary for Global Alliances and Past President Dr. Richard L. Abbott has been selected as the 2014 International Duke Elder medalist. The Duke Elder medal is awarded every four years to an ophthalmologist who, by his/her distinction, leadership, and teaching, has contributed most to the development of international relations and friendship between ophthalmologists, and who has advanced the field by his/her contributions in writing and organization in ophthalmology. The medal will be presented at the 2014 WOC in Tokyo on 2 April.

Introducing the Global Ophthalmology (GO) Guide
Visit AAO's new clinical resource for providing eye care in developing countries. Ophthalmologists can use the GO Guide for region-based treatment and management information on a variety of topics and diseases in developing countries or underserved areas. This open-access resource, located on the ONE® Network, is also ideal for local physicians.

Take Online Global Ophthalmology Courses
Anyone with Internet access can access these highly valuable courses for ophthalmologists and residents considering work or volunteer opportunities in developing countries. Presented by the AAO and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Popular on Global ONE: Sutureless ECCE
In this series of eight short, practical videos, Dr. Will Dean describes the many steps for mastering sutureless extracapsular cataract extraction.

Summary Benchmarks Available in Multiple Languages
AAO's Summary Benchmarks are available in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai and Turkish. Summary Benchmarks condense the most relevant information contained in the PPPs for quick point-of-care access.

Learn about ISRS
The International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), is a partner of the Academy and the leading worldwide organization dedicated to refractive, cornea, cataract and lens-based surgery.

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