Introducing Social Programs of
APAO 2023 Congress
  Issue 5 - September 2022 

The 38th APAO Congress is due to go ahead as a full face-to-face conference at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Malaysia from February 23 – 26, 2023, under the theme of “Reconnect and Collaborate”, with an expected attendance of over 5,000 delegates. The event features a constellation of distinguished international speakers to give you a very special and rewarding educational experience. The APAO 2023 Congress schedule has been planned in GMT+8 (Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore) time zone. Please visit for details!






Opening Ceremony

February 23, 2023, Day 1

Plenary Hall, KLCC

Welcome Reception

February 23, 2023, Day 1

Exhibition Hall, KLCC

Presidential Dinner

February 23, 2023, Day 1

Grand Ballroom in
Grand Hyatt, KL

Women in
Ophthalmology Luncheon

February 24, 2023, Day 2


YO Night

February 24, 2023, Day 2

To be confirmed

Charity Run

February 25, 2023, Day 3


APAO LDP Alumni Reception

February 25, 2023, Day 3


Cultural Party

February 25, 2023, Day 3

Ballroom, KLCC


Three types of travel grants are offered by APAO and MSO, with up to US$1,000 travel funding. Recipients of travel grants will also get free registration for APAO 2023 Congress and invitations to Congress Cultural Party cum Award Ceremony

Application is open until September 10, 2022. More details are available here.

Early bird registration is available via the congress system until October 10, 2022. 


Malaysia Airlines and Firefly are now the Official Airlines of the APAO 2023 Congress!
Book your flights today to enjoy the exclusive deals!

Promo Offer Period


Promo Codes*

September 6-27, 2022



September 28, 2022 to

February 15, 2023



  • Travel Period: February 16 – March 5, 2023

  • Discounts are applicable to both business and economy class bookings

  • Promo offers are applicable to flights from anywhere to Kuala Lumpur and vice versa

*The delegates will receive the promotion code upon completion of their registration.

APAO is not responsible for the services and policies imposed by the relevant airlines nor liabilities for, any injury, damage or loss suffered on account of any conditions, actions or omissions that are beyond its reasonable control.

The Malaysian traditional costumes are vibrant and as diverse as the different communities that make up our nation. Malays form the most prominent ethnic group in Malaysia and their attire would be the Baju Melayu for men and Baju Kurung or Kebaya for ladies which is usually worn with a headscarf. Batik or Songket, a traditional handwoven fabric is some of the materials used to design these outfits.

On special occasions, you would find the Chinese ladies in the auspicious elegant red Cheongsam classically made from silk or brocade. This outfit is a one-piece dress with a collar and clasps at the waist. Indians in Malaysia have maintained their roots in traditional dresses especially at special occasions.

The colourful Sarees are beautifully draped and worn by both the young and the old ladies. East Malaysians such as the Kadazan women, wear their traditional costume known as Papar, which is an embroidered one piece of black velvet or silk with gold thread along with a belt of silver coins. A headgear made of bamboo strips, known as Siung, is also worn. Ibans are an indigenous community in Sarawak. They are known for their warrior-like outfits and weaving of colourful, patterned cotton cloths called "Pua Kumbu".

Be part of APAO 2023, a great occasion to meet ophthalmologists and visual scientists to explore business opportunities and develop professional network.

Here is the brand-new Prospectus with competitive pricing for you!

Key Dates

For important starting dates and deadlines, see below. We highly encourage you to mark your calendar accordingly.



Exhibit & Support 1st Deposit Deadline

September 10, 2022

Travel Grant Application Deadline

September 10, 2022

Exhibit & Support 2nd Deposit Deadline

October 1, 2022

Early Bird Registration Deadline

October 10, 2022

Exhibit & Support Final Deposit Deadline

October 31, 2022

Submission Deadline of Industry-Sponsored Symposia/
Wet Lab Courses

December 10, 2022

Advertisement & Signage Artwork Deadline

December 10, 2022

Advance Registration Deadline

February 6, 2023