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June 1986

First North American Course of Pan American Association of Ophthalmology Held

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Clayton, Mo

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(6):793. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050180023002

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To the Editor.  —The first North American Course of the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology was held in Key Biscayne, Fla, Jan 10 to 12, 1986. Although the course was designed for North American members of the association and was advertised only to them, 30% of the attendance was from Latin America, lending to the meeting a delightfully Pan American flavor.A brilliant faculty volunteered. I am told that more people volunteered to teach than could be accommodated, but then, in my opinion, Pan-American associations always attract the best.The meeting was organized into symposia, including glaucoma (the title was deceptively simple in that more new and exciting material was presented than I had heard in a glaucoma symposium in quite a while), intraocular lens implantation (organized as a dynamic round-table discussion rather than as a presentation of papers), newer forms of tumor therapy (truly enlightening), vitrectomy management of ocular trauma

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