Dear Fellow Alumnus,
This is an exciting time for Bascom Palmer!
As Bascom Palmer prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2012, we have set new precedent to create a unique and exceptionally comprehensive scientific meeting from which each of us can benefit greatly. With more than 120 of the top leaders in ophthalmology speaking at the meeting, it promises to be a prominent educational highlight in each of our careers.
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is honored to invite you to join us with a world-class scientific meeting. To commemorate 50 Years of Excellence in Clinical Care, Vision Research and Education, we have combined three of our popular programs: Glaucoma Mid- Winter Symposium, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Congress, and Angiogenesis, Exudation and Degeneration into one superlative CME program. Taught by members of our esteemed globally-recognized faculty, alumni, and invited guest speakers, this impressive array of ophthalmic and vision-science courses will significantly enhance your professional expertise, development, and innovation and provide an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and colleagues from across the country.
We look forward to welcoming you to Miami on February 2-4, 2012 and to sharing a most productive, memorable, and enjoyable event. Read more about our 50th anniversary scientific meeting program.
Also, we can all share in the remarkable news that Bascom Palmer has been rated the #1 eye hospital in the country by U.S.News & World Report for the 9th consecutive year. In fact, the institute has never been ranked below second place in the 20 years that the survey has been taking place. We owe this honor to the many skilled and dedicated ophthalmologists who have been on our faculty as well as those who have aritcipated in our residency and fellowhips programs, for we learn from each other.
Our faculty continues to travel around the world participating in dozens of ophthalmic educational programs. Our residents and fellows contribute to Grand Rounds each week in the Jose Berrocal Auditorium, (you can see these on this page); and our continuing medical education department is busier than ever organizing a full roster of post-graduate programs to meet the needs of ophthalmologists in this region and beyond.
In addition to joining us for our 50th anniversary scientific meeting, I hope to see you at the Academy meeting and at one of our many named lectures or continuing medical education programs. Please visit our Continuing Medical Education web pages for details of upcoming events and visit our Calendar of Events. Thank you again for your loyalty and support of Bascom Palmer and the Alumni Association.
We have our sights set on accomplishing great things! Thank you for making a difference.
Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D. (84)
President, Bascom Palmer Alumni Association
Professor and Chairman, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute