A Message from Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
More than 600 ophthalmologists and vision scientists from around the world, including 300 of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s alumni, attended our 50th Anniversary Scientific Meeting on February 2, 3 and 4. This unprecedented meeting – or as it became known – our family reunion was a blockbuster!
We celebrated 50 years of excellence, having ensured Dr. Bascom H. Palmer’s ambitious dream to create an eye hospital and research and education center unlike any other. The meeting’s success is due to the participation of many who were able to join and so many more who could not do so. We were thrilled to see all of the attendees engage in discussion and questions with the speakers and fellow participants throughout the three days of the conference.
The enthusiastic contribution of Bascom Palmer alumni, faculty, fellow ophthalmologists, colleagues and friends of the Institute helped make the scientific meeting an exciting and memorable tribute to our first 50 years. As we look to the future, I hope to see you often this year, and to always welcome you back to your second home – the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
Very best regards,
Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine