Each year, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) hosts an annual symposium where leading experts and researchers in the field share information about cutting-edge technology and the latest innovations in care. Colleagues from around the world convene to learn from one another and build relationships that further advance pediatric ophthalmology.
In 2012, Marilyn Miller, MD gave a generous gift to underwrite the costs of pediatric ophthalmologists outside of North America who were unable to cover the fees associated with attending the meeting. This gift began an important Foundation program, now named Global Education and Training.
International ophthalmologists benefit from a vastly expanded collegial network and develop skills they bring back to their respective countries, where they are encouraged to share what they have learned in their localities and beyond.