Oregon Ophthalmological Alumni Association

OOAA history

The Ophthalmology residency training program at the Casey Eye Institute is the direct extension of the residency program established by Kenneth Swan , M.D. at the University of Oregon Medical School in 1944-45. As such, it is the oldest Ophthalmology training program on the West Coast. The department admits five residents per year. 


The OOAA holds a continuing medical education meeting each year in the spring and a reception in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The OOAA supports the residency training program by providing each resident with the AAO’s Basic and Clinical Science Curriculum. At each annual meeting, the Edward N. McLean Community Service Award is given to the resident judged to have made particular contributions in Community Service during the course of his/her residency training.

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Upcoming events

OOAA reception at the annual AAO Meeting

We hope to host a reception as usual at the Annual AAO Meeting in New Orleans on Nov. 13, 2021. More info to come as we get closer to the date!

Annual OOAA Meeting

The virtual meeting has been scheduled for June 4, 2021. Learn more and view speaker list for this year's upcoming meeting.