YO’s at AAO 2018 Oct 27 – 30 Chicago


A brochure of YO activities can be downloaded from the YO web page : https://www.aao.org/young-ophthalmologists/annual-meeting

Particular highlights include the “YO Lounge Power Hour at AAO 2018” – taking part SOE YO chair Marie Louise Roed-Rasmussen, MD, PhD

*What:   YO Lounge Power Hour:  Ophthalmology Around the Globe:  A YO’s Perspective

When:  Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Where:  YO Lounge (Grand Concourse Lobby, McCormick Place)


  • To further engage international YOs
  • To provide opportunity for international YOs to network with colleagues in different regions
  • To provide international YOs with an opportunity to meet Academy and YO Leaders from around the globe
  • Learn about resources and opportunities



  1. Marie Louise Roed-Rasmussen, MD, PhD and Grace Sun, MD – Welcome, Introductions – The Academy Structure for YOs, Ways to Get Involved and Our Collaborations
  2. R.V. Paul Chan, MD – An Update on Resources for YOs (GO Guide and Global Directory of Training Opportunities)

III.          Roundtable – YO Efforts Around the Globe:

  1. Marie Louise Roed-Rasmussen, MD, PhD – My vision for the SOE YOs
  2. Sidney Gicheru, MD – Leadership Development Opportunities via the African Ophthalmology Council LDP
  3. Marcus Ang, MBBS – What is Going on for YOs at the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology
  4. Camila Ventura, MD, PhD – YO Efforts within the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology
  5. Networking with YO Leaders and Attendees