December 09, 2019
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APAO 2020 Congress early bird registration deadline and visa application

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Early bird registration rates for international delegates of the 35th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress with the 25th Congress of Chinese Ophthalmological Society in Xiamen, China, will close Dec. 31.

For registration of more than five delegates, it is encouraged to complete and return the group registration form to the APAO secretariat at by the above deadline to take advantage of the early bird rates.

A passport with at least 6 months’ validity after the intended period of travel and Chinese visa are required for all visitors to China. However, some countries have some types of visa waiver agreement with the Chinese government. Please consult the nearest Chinese embassy for more information.

Delegates are encouraged to begin the application process at their earliest convenience because the application can take up to several weeks.

After registering for APAO 2020 Congress, delegates can generate a letter of invitation for visa application purposes via the Congress system.

The APAO 2020 Congress cum 25th CCOS will be held at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center from April 22 to 26, 2020. The Congress will also be celebrating the 60th anniversary of APAO. Come and be part of this historic moment.

For more information, please visit the Congress website at

Inaugural APOIS Congress in January

The inaugural Asia-Pacific Ocular Imaging Society Congress in conjunction with the 35th Singapore-Malaysia Joint Meeting in Ophthalmology will be held at Academia, SingHealth, in Singapore from Jan. 17 to 19, 2020.

With Prof. Tien-Tin Wong of Singapore as president, APOIS is a new associate member society of the APAO. The society aims to provide a dynamic professional and educational platform for ophthalmologists and vision scientists from around the world to meet, exchange and advance knowledge in ocular imaging, to develop standards and guidelines in new and emerging ocular imaging technology, to encourage collaborative research and clinical service projects, to assist ophthalmological colleagues to be up to date with advances in all aspects of ocular imaging, and to contribute to international development in ocular imaging.

With the combined efforts of APOIS, the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology and the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology, the Congress will bridge between like-minded professionals in the ocular imaging field. Register and reserve your accommodation now at