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July 1988

The Association of University Professors of OphthalmologyIncreasing Involvement in Important Issues

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(7):893-894. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060140039017

The Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) was founded in 1966 as a means for leaders of ophthalmology training programs to "discuss matters of mutual concern." Initially, one of the major topics was the establishment of a separate eye institute at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. The AUPO was highly influential in the ultimate establishment of the National Eye Institute (NEI). Over the past 21 years, the AUPO has evolved into a leadership role in ophthalmic training. This year, the organization has established goals, priorities, and long-range plans. These were reflected at the annual meeting held this year in Laguna

See also p 896. Niguel, Calif, in February.

The first day of the meeting was devoted to a symposium on fellowship training, which is reported on in this issue of the Archives by Dan Jones, MD,1 of Baylor College of Medicine. The next three days

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