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Introducing APAO 2023 Named Awardees

  Issue 8 - December 2022 

Each year, 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!

With their contributions, the Congress will be an excellent showcase of the latest developments and advances in ophthalmology! 

For presenters, please check the guidelines ahead!

Within easy reach of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur is the official hotel of APAO 2023 Congress.

Additional hotels 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 Congress Website. 

Paid delegates are encouraged to reserve hotel rooms under our hotel list in via the Congress System 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 imagery.

The winners will:

1. Receive complimentary registration for APAO 2023 Congress.

2. Receive cash vouchers and a certificate at Cultural Party of APAO 2023 Congress.

3. Winning image(s) 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 category
1st Runner-up: US$50 per category 


1. Submissions can be made from APOIS members, non-members as well as the general public.

2. The winners must hold sole copyright to the image and provide APAO the full rights to use the image for marketing and communications purposes.

Submissions are open until Jan 13, 2023. Results will be announced Jan 30, 2023.
Please click 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 Arts.

Other ongoing 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 (KLCC) are:

1. Pavilion KL, an immense award-winning shopping mall located in Bukit Bintang, just a 10-minute walk from KLCC.

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 museum.

3. Avenue K which was reviewed as heaven 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 Congress!
Fly confidently and enjoy the exclusive deals!

Promo Offer Deadline


Promo Code*

February 15, 2023

Up to 20%


  • 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.

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 Sponsorship Prospectus with competitive pricing and the Exhibitor Manuel for details of booth setup.

Key Dates

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



Advance Registration Deadline

February 6, 2023


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