APAO 2018 Congress in Hong Kong

The 33rd Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress will be held in Hong Kong from Feb. 8 to 11 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Congress organizers are pleased to announce the following exciting social events scheduled throughout the Congress period.

Following the Plenary Session featuring presentations from distinguished leaders in ophthalmology, the APAO 2018 Opening Ceremony will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8. In addition to the presentation of the prestigious APAO Named Awards, the Opening Ceremony will include speeches by Congress leaders and special guest of honor Prof. Sophia Chan, JP, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Food and Health.

In the morning of Saturday, Feb. 10, delegates can participate in the 3rd annual APAO Charity Run. The 3-km route will begin at Hong Kong Observation Wheel and provide stunning sunrise views of the city’s famous Victoria Harbour.

APAO 2018 Congress

This year, funds raised by the APAO Charity Run will be divided between Blind Sports Hong Kong and the new APAO Satellite Congress educational program.

Blind Sports Hong Kong was established in 2012 to support visually impaired runners. Currently, there are more than 130 athletes training in two different teams who compete in races both at home and abroad.

The newly created APAO Satellite Congress program aims to bring APAO educational events to APAO member countries that have not yet had the opportunity to host an APAO Congress. The APAO Satellite Congress would take place as part of an APAO member society’s annual scientific meeting and include symposia organized by APAO.

Exciting prizes, including complimentary registration to APAO 2019 for some lucky winners, will be awarded for competitive performance, fundraising and group participation. Additionally, all participants will receive a T-shirt, certificate and complimentary breakfast.

To sign up for the APAO 2018 Charity Run, download the entry form online and return it by email to charityrun@apaophth.org. Early bird registration ends on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

The APAO 2018 Gala Dinner will be held on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 10, at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Featuring the very best of old Hong Kong, the event will allow attendees to experience what life was like in Hong Kong’s past, including the city’s iconic neon signs, junk boats and much more. Delegates may purchase tickets to the Gala Dinner though the APAO Congress system while seats remain available.

Additionally, two APAO Standing Committees have organized social events during the 33rd APAO Congress in Hong Kong.

The Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) Standing Committee is pleased to announce the details of its first luncheon. Scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 8, the WIO lunch will feature presentations by APAO Leadership Development Committee (LDP) Chair Dr. Catherine Green and APAO Vice President Prof. Ava Hossain. All delegates are welcome to attend, regardless of gender.

On Friday, Feb. 9, the Young Ophthalmologists (YO) Standing Committee will host its annual YO Night gathering at FRITES Belgium on Tap in Wan Chai from 6 to 8 p.m. Both young ophthalmologists and LDP alumni are welcome to attend.

For further details of the upcoming APAO 2018 Congress, including registration, hotel information and the complete scientific program, click here.

APAO representative in AAO LDP

The APAO Secretariat is pleased to announce that Dr. Marcus Ang, a member of the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology, was recognized at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in New Orleans for his selection to the AAO 20th Leadership Development Program (LDP) class. Dr. Ang, nominated by APAO, joins 19 other ophthalmologists in the LDP XX, class of 2018, chosen via a competitive selection process. Dr. Ang is the only international representative in the LDP XX class, which also includes participants nominated by state, subspecialty and specialized interest societies. The incoming LDP class had an orientation session in New Orleans where they were introduced to their classmates, met AAO leaders and heard project presentations from the graduating LDP XIX, class of 2017.

Previously, Dr. Ang was a member of the APAO LDP Class VII (2016-2017). His self-initiated project presented prior to graduation was entitled “Incentive-Based Community Eyecare Program for the Underprivileged Elderly in Singapore.”

For more information about the AAO LDP, click here.

The 33rd Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress will be held in Hong Kong from Feb. 8 to 11 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Congress organizers are pleased to announce the following exciting social events scheduled throughout the Congress period.

Following the Plenary Session featuring presentations from distinguished leaders in ophthalmology, the APAO 2018 Opening Ceremony will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8. In addition to the presentation of the prestigious APAO Named Awards, the Opening Ceremony will include speeches by Congress leaders and special guest of honor Prof. Sophia Chan, JP, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Food and Health.

In the morning of Saturday, Feb. 10, delegates can participate in the 3rd annual APAO Charity Run. The 3-km route will begin at Hong Kong Observation Wheel and provide stunning sunrise views of the city’s famous Victoria Harbour.

APAO 2018 Congress

This year, funds raised by the APAO Charity Run will be divided between Blind Sports Hong Kong and the new APAO Satellite Congress educational program.

Blind Sports Hong Kong was established in 2012 to support visually impaired runners. Currently, there are more than 130 athletes training in two different teams who compete in races both at home and abroad.

The newly created APAO Satellite Congress program aims to bring APAO educational events to APAO member countries that have not yet had the opportunity to host an APAO Congress. The APAO Satellite Congress would take place as part of an APAO member society’s annual scientific meeting and include symposia organized by APAO.

Exciting prizes, including complimentary registration to APAO 2019 for some lucky winners, will be awarded for competitive performance, fundraising and group participation. Additionally, all participants will receive a T-shirt, certificate and complimentary breakfast.

To sign up for the APAO 2018 Charity Run, download the entry form online and return it by email to charityrun@apaophth.org. Early bird registration ends on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

The APAO 2018 Gala Dinner will be held on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 10, at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Featuring the very best of old Hong Kong, the event will allow attendees to experience what life was like in Hong Kong’s past, including the city’s iconic neon signs, junk boats and much more. Delegates may purchase tickets to the Gala Dinner though the APAO Congress system while seats remain available.

Additionally, two APAO Standing Committees have organized social events during the 33rd APAO Congress in Hong Kong.

The Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) Standing Committee is pleased to announce the details of its first luncheon. Scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 8, the WIO lunch will feature presentations by APAO Leadership Development Committee (LDP) Chair Dr. Catherine Green and APAO Vice President Prof. Ava Hossain. All delegates are welcome to attend, regardless of gender.

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On Friday, Feb. 9, the Young Ophthalmologists (YO) Standing Committee will host its annual YO Night gathering at FRITES Belgium on Tap in Wan Chai from 6 to 8 p.m. Both young ophthalmologists and LDP alumni are welcome to attend.

For further details of the upcoming APAO 2018 Congress, including registration, hotel information and the complete scientific program, click here.

APAO representative in AAO LDP

The APAO Secretariat is pleased to announce that Dr. Marcus Ang, a member of the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology, was recognized at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in New Orleans for his selection to the AAO 20th Leadership Development Program (LDP) class. Dr. Ang, nominated by APAO, joins 19 other ophthalmologists in the LDP XX, class of 2018, chosen via a competitive selection process. Dr. Ang is the only international representative in the LDP XX class, which also includes participants nominated by state, subspecialty and specialized interest societies. The incoming LDP class had an orientation session in New Orleans where they were introduced to their classmates, met AAO leaders and heard project presentations from the graduating LDP XIX, class of 2017.

Previously, Dr. Ang was a member of the APAO LDP Class VII (2016-2017). His self-initiated project presented prior to graduation was entitled “Incentive-Based Community Eyecare Program for the Underprivileged Elderly in Singapore.”

For more information about the AAO LDP, click here.