outstanding ophthalmologists are recognized for their
contributions to advancing ophthalmology and eye care
services in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. We are
proud to recognize the following individuals with the
Named Awards to be presented at the APAO 2023 Congress!
The award presentation
will be held during the APAO Congress Opening Ceremony
on Feb 23, 2023, at 11:40-13:00. In addition, we will
also present the APAO 2022 Named Awards (from last year)
at APAO 2023 Congress again in person, after the virtual
presentation ceremony at the WOC2022 Virtual Congress.
The respective award
lectures from the 2023 named awardees will be presented
during the Plenary Sessions on Feb 23 (10:40-11:40;
GMT+8) and Feb 24 (16:30-17:30; GMT +8).
Over the 3.5-days of
the APAO 2023 Congress, the scientific programs will
cover 16 subspecialty areas, including all aspects of
clinical ophthalmology and visual sciences. It will
foster interaction in several innovative ways and
encourage dialogue through keynote lectures, plenary and
invited scientific sessions, free paper presentations,
poster sessions, and video sessions.
The scientific program schedule of the APAO 2023
Congress is ready. Click
here for the details.
We would like to
thank the presenters in advance at the upcoming
APAO 2023 Congress!
contributions, the Congress will be an excellent
showcase of the latest developments and advances
please check the
reach of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and
the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Traders Hotel
Kuala Lumpur is the official hotel of APAO 2023
near the venue, which suit a range of budgets
and preferences, have also been arranged. More
details of selected hotels can be found on the
Paid delegates are
encouraged to reserve hotel rooms under our
hotel list in via the
at their earliest convenience.
Imaging the Eye: Helping the World to See
Share your best image(s) under 10 different categories
and help APOIS to promote eye care through engaging
The winners will:
complimentary registration for APAO 2023 Congress.
Receive cash vouchers and a certificate at Cultural
Party of APAO 2023 Congress.
will be exhibited at APAO 2023 Congress.
4. Have their
image(s) displayed in the “Virtual Exhibition” on the
APOIS website and during the APOIS 2023 Annual Meeting
in Hong Kong, and at other education and promotional
events organized or attended by APOIS.
Winner: US$100 per
Runner-up: US$50 per category
1. Submissions can be
made from APOIS members, non-members as well as the
2. The winners must
hold sole copyright to the image and provide APAO the
full rights to use the image for marketing and
Submissions are open until
Jan 13, 2023. Results will be announced Jan 30, 2023.
here for details.
Theme: Malaysia, Truly Asia
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Performance by: Kumpulan Briged Seni Melaka
Briged Seni Melaka is an official cultural dance and
music-performing group for the State Government of
Melaka. Established in 1989, its mission is to promote
Melaka Cultural art and dance as one of the tourism
products, and introduce it throughout the country.
Performance by Briged Seni Melaka includes various dance
types that are choreographed to depict the unique
Malaysian multi – racial community, particularly in
Melaka, where there are mixtures of Malay, Chinese,
Indian, Baba – Nyonya, Chitty and Portuguese.
Briged Seni Melaka has won many prestigious awards such
as the National Champion of Traditional Music (Johan
Muzik Asli Kebangsaan), National Champion of Live Band
Group (Johan Pertandingan KUGIRAN Peringkat Kebangsaan),
Champion of Malay Dance Festival Palembang Indonesia and
National dance Festival 2007 by Ministry of Culture and
activities during dinner:
Kuala Lumpur (KL) is fast being recognised as a
shopper’s paradise. In the city there are
numerous malls and almost all of them will offer
within it an array of mainstream and budget
friendly stores, various restaurants and cafes
offering local or international cuisines and a
cinema for entertainment.
Among the popular shopping malls that you can visit
which are relatively close to the KL Convention Centre
1. Pavilion KL, an immense award-winning shopping mall
located in Bukit Bintang, just a 10-minute walk from
2. Suria KLCC, is the closest to KLCC and located at the
foot of the Petronas Twin Towers. It is adjacent to the
scenic KLCC park and on the top floor there is also the
Petrosains, an interactive science and technology
3. Avenue K which was reviewed as
for foodies due to the variety of food establishments
within it. It can be assessed from Suria KLCC via an
underground walkway that connects the two malls.
4. Berjaya Times Square, a very unique shopping mall
that has its own theme park inside the premise,
including a roller coaster!
For those looking for a bargain, you can head to
Petaling Street, a bustling shopping locale with
haggling vendors offering a variety of goods, from
apparels to food. Lastly, just up the road from Petaling
Street you can find Central Market (Pasar Seni), a
popular tourist destination where you can find souvenirs
and locally made handicrafts at a reasonable price.
Malaysia Airlines and
Firefly are now the Official Airlines of the APAO 2023
Fly confidently and enjoy the exclusive deals!
Promo Offer Deadline
February 15, 2023
Up to 20%
February 16 – March 5, 2023
applicable to both business and economy class
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
Be part of APAO
2023, a great occasion to meet ophthalmologists
and visual scientists to explore business
opportunities and develop professional network.
Check out the
with competitive pricing and the
for details of booth setup.