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American Academy of Ophthalmology Sends Supplies to Haitian Colleagues
The American Academy of Ophthalmology's (Academy) Task Force on Haiti Recovery, in cooperation with the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO), is coordinating donation and distribution of ophthalmic equipment and supplies to Haitian ophthalmologists, including several exam lanes (complete sets of the equipment needed to provide a thorough eye exam), thousands of doses of pharmaceuticals, surgical supplies, educational materials and much more.  
17 June, 2010

American Academy of Ophthalmology Grants International Ophthalmologist Education Award
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) conferred its International Ophthalmologists Education Award to 33 physicians in 2009. The International Ophthalmologist Education Award was developed to recognize AAO members practicing outside the United States who participate in continuing ophthalmic education through the AAO and report their activities.
26 March, 2010

American Academy of Ophthalmology Appoints International Advisors
SAN FRANCISCO – Dennis S.C. Lam, MD, of Hong Kong and Stefan Seregard, MD, of Sweden have been appointed to serve a one-year term on the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Board of Trustees.
26 March, 2010

International Society of Refractive Surgery Appoints 2010-2011 President
Alaa M. El Danasoury, MD, has been appointed to serve a two-year term as the president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), a partner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). As the president, Dr. Danasoury will also serve as the chair of the ISRS Executive Committee.
26 March, 2010

American Academy of Ophthalmology Responds to the Haiti Earthquake
Reports from Haitian ophthalmologists tell of practices destroyed, a shortage of supplies and equipment, and an increased demand for ophthalmic care. To respond the urgent and ongoing need for quality eye care in Haiti and to coordinate ophthalmic recovery efforts, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (Academy) has formed the Task Force on Haiti Recovery.
2 February, 2010

ISRS/AAO Becomes ISRS, a partner of AAO (DOC 35K)
The International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (ISRS/AAO) has changed its name and launched a new logo.
15 October, 2009

All India Ophthalmological Society Offers AAO's Ophthalmic News and Education Network to Ophthalmologists in India (DOC 29K)
The Academy, the All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS), and the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) announced that they are collaborating to provide all ophthalmologists in India with access to the AAO’s Ophthalmic News and Education (O.N.E.™) Network.
16 September, 2009

The Conselho Brasileiro de Oftalmología Offers New Member Benefit (DOC 28K)
The Academy and the Conselho Brasileiro de Oftalmología (CBO) announced that they are collaborating to provide CBO members with access to the AAO’s Ophthalmic News and Education (O.N.E.™) Network.
15 September, 2009

The Società Oftalmologica Italiana Offers New Member Benefit (DOC 29K)
The Academy and the Società Oftalmologica Italiana (SOI) announced that they are collaborating to provide SOI members with access to the AAO’s Ophthalmic News and Education (O.N.E.™) Network.
9 September, 2009

International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honors Surgeons (DOC 35K)
ISRS/AAO will honor nine ophthalmologists at the ISRS/AAO 2009 Gala Dinner on 23 October in San Francisco in conjunction with the Academy's Joint Meeting.
15 August, 2009

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) Offers New Member Benefit (DOC 38K)
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) announced that they are collaborating to provide RCOphth members with access to the AAO’s Ophthalmic News and Education (O.N.E.™) Network.
5 August, 2009

Chinese Ministry of Health Adopts AAOs Preferred Practice Patterns as National Standard (DOC 29K)
The decision by the Ministry marks the first time China has mandated standards of patient care and professional training for any medical specialty.
17 April, 2009

H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD Granted the 2008 SOI Award from the Italian Society of Ophthalmology (DOC 27K)
H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD, was awarded the 2008 SOI Award for his exceptional leadership and his dedication to education in the field of ophthalmology.
14 May, 2008

American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Council of Ophthalmology to Collaborate on Ophthalmic Education (DOC 30K)
The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) will collaborate on efforts to enhance training and continuing education of ophthalmologists in developing countries.
1 May, 2008

American Academy of Ophthalmology to Participate in the IX International Congress of the Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology (DOC 37K)
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is pleased to announce its participation in the IX International Congress of the Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) to be held March 29 to April 1, 2007, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
6 March, 2007

Academy’s International Envoy Heads to Basra, Iraq (DOC 64K)
Michael W. Brennan, MD, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s international envoy is headed to Basra, Iraq this week to keep alive a three-year effort to rebuild the medical community there, despite the increasing chaos.
28 February, 2007

Academy Unveils Affiliate Membership Program at the 65th All India Ophthalmological Society Conference (DOC 61K)
 The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s international envoy Michael W. Brennan, MD, this month traveled to Hyderabad, India to address the opening session of the 2007 All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) Conference, the largest association of eye surgeons in India.
1 February, 2007

World’s Top Leaders in Ophthalmic Education Meet to Discuss How to Reduce Disparities in Ophthalmic Education (DOC 62K)
The American Academy of Ophthalmology hosted an open forum during its Annual Meeting in Las Vegas (November 2006) to discuss the continuing professional development needs of ophthalmologists around the world.
29 November, 2006

Academy Recognizes First Two Recipients of The International Ophthalmologist Education Award (DOC 57K)
Maria Alejandra Carrasco, MD, who practices in Mendoza, Argentina and Prashant Bhatia, MS, who practices in Dubai, U.A.E. are the first two recipients of the International Ophthalmologist Education Award.
11 November, 2006

American Academy of Ophthalmology Announces the 2006-2007 Leadership Development Program International Participant (DOC 58K)
The American Academy of Ophthalmology welcomes Jun-Shyan Wong, MBBS, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia into the Leadership Development Program.
November 11, 2006

 

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