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APAO 2021 Virtual Congress Opening Ceremony
& 2021 APAO Named Award Lectures

  Issue 6 - August 2021 

We are excited to share with you that the Opening Ceremony of the 36th APAO Congress is scheduled at 12:00 – 12:30 (GMT+8, Hong Kong) on Sunday, 5 September. As the Congress format changes and goes all virtual this year, the award presentation will be conducted in a special way, after the Opening Ceremony, to give you and the Awardees a first-ever and most memorable experience.  

In addition to speeches from Guests of Honor and unique performances, we honor awardees for their exemplary leadership and significant contributions in advancing ophthalmology at the prestigious Named Award Lectures. The Awardees and their respective Awards are as follows:

Moderated by Prof. Dennis LAM and Prof. Paisan RUAMVIBOONSUK, the Special Commemorative Exhibition & Symposium – ‘Then & Now’ showcases the history and significant milestones of APAO and recognizes the visionary leaders who have contributed to ophthalmology and the Academy;  along with 6 top-notch ophthalmologists including A/Prof. Prin ROJANAPONGPUN, Dr. Raoul PAOLO, Dr. Santosh HONAVAR, Dr. Won Ki LEE, Prof. Satoshi KASHII, and Dr. Chi-Chun LAI to present the achievements in their subspecialty areas over our first 6 decades.


APAO60 Best Abstract Awards
and Submitted Session

Coming to its 3rd year, the Annual Abstract Awards will be named under APAO60 to award ophthalmologists with outstanding contributions to the submitted program of the APAO 2021 Virtual Congress, including the Top 4 Best Scientific Paper Awards and the Top 3 Best E-Posters and Best Videos. 

The APAO Central Secretariat received 1018 submissions this year. Hosting a Virtual Congress for the first time, we present to you the awardees and their respective Awards as follows:

Two awarded Free Papers will be presented at 18:15 – 19:15 (GMT+8, Hong Kong) on Wednesday, 8 September under the theme – “Rapid Fire Translational and Visual Sciences Research & Intraocular Inflammation, Uveitis and Scleritis Update Session”.

The WGA Advocacy Committee is undertaking an exciting new initiative – A Database of Glaucoma Awareness And Education Online Material, highlighting the impact of glaucoma on individuals’ lives, what care processes have been like for patients, and trainings that tell what drives glaucoma specialists/why glaucoma awareness is important. Your great assistance in collating the database of videos/interviews would be highly appreciated. Share with us now!


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