APAO LDP Class 2017 – 2018 (Class VIII)

Class 2017-18 (Class VIII)


1. Induction and Orientation

The 2017-18 Class participated in the Induction and Orientation session on March 2nd & 4th, 2017, at the 32nd APAO Congress in Singapore. The 1-day session included an Insights Colors program, facilitated by Mr Simon Abbott and sponsored by Allergan.

2. Master Class

The Leadership Masterclass (previously called Mid-term Forum) will hosted by the College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka from September 29 to October 1, 2017. Ms Marsheila DeVan ran an interactive workshop on presentation and communication skills in the session. 13 LDP participants and 6 local Sri Lankan participants joined the Program.

3. Self-initiated Project

Each participant was required to plan and execute a self-initiated project. They are to send their project title and propose a mentor to the Central Secretariat by December 15, 2017.

4. Graduation

Each participant was required to plan and execute a self-initiated project to be presented at the 33rd APAO Congress in Hong Kong, China to graduate from the Program, and the Graduation Ceremony was held on March 3, 2018 during the APAO LDP Alumni Reception.

We are happy to announce the below 13 participants have now completed the Leadership Development Program and have successfully graduated.

(In alphabetical order by country)

Name Project Title Photo
1 Dr. Celia Chen


Optimising Sustainable Collaboration of Australia and Cambodia Ophthalmology Teaching Program  image001
2 Dr. Huaizhou Wang (China) Outcomes of Microcatheter-Assisted Trabeculotomy in the
Treatment of Primary Congenital Glaucoma after Failed Glaucoma Surgeries
3 Dr. Yi-Ting Hsieh

(Chinese Taipei)

Promotion for Screening of
Diabetic Retinopathy in Chinese Taipei
4 Dr. Vivek Pravin Dave


Concept And Uptake Of Just A Minute Clinical Pearl (JAM): A Novel Tele-Ophthalmology Teaching Tool  image007
5 Dr. Muhammad Bayu Sasongko


Economic Evaluation of Diabetic Retinopathy Initiatives in Indonesia (DRIVE-IN)  image009
6 Dr. Hyun Taek Lim

(Korea, Republic of)

Creating an Effective Outcomes-Based Evaluation System in Ophthalmology Resident Education  image011
7 Dr. Manoharan Shunmugam


Sustainable Healthcare at No Fixed Charge at the Point of Service  image013
8 Dr. Chunu Shrestha


Retinal Eye Care of Nepal (RECON)  image016
9 Dr. Mary Ellen Sy


Developing an Online Surgical Logbook for Ophthalmology Residents  image018
10 Dr. Karahin Arachchige Salvin

(Sri Lanka)

A Virtual Teaching Program for Undergraduates in Universities In Sri Lanka  image020
11 Dr. Phanthipha Wongwai


Set up YO society in Thailand  image023
12 Dr. Linh Thuy Ta


Eye Injury Prevention at Workplace in Hochiminh City  image024