Welcome Message From
Secretary-General and CEO,
Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology

  Issue 3 - July 2023 

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is both my honor and pleasure to welcome you to the 2024 Congress of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), held in conjunction with the 49th PERDAMI, or the Indonesian Ophthalmologists Association (IOA), Annual Meeting at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Indonesia, from February 22 to 25, 2024.

This year, the APAO 2024 Congress is expected to feature over 800 internationally recognized speakers presenting their latest work and scientific innovations in the major ophthalmic subspecialties. The congress is expected to have an attendance of over 5,000 delegates. 

On behalf of APAO and our Member Societies, I would like to express our deepest heartfelt thanks to Dr Mohamad Sidik, APAO 2024 Congress President, and our colleagues at the IOA, for organizing this distinctive meeting. I would also like to convey our deepest gratitude to Prof Dennis Lam, APAO 2024 Scientific Program Committee (SPC) Chair and the SPC members, for their dedication and hard work, without which we would not be able to put together such an exceptionally educational and enjoyable scientific program. 

In addition, we are truly grateful for your participation that has made all the preparatory efforts for this congress worthwhile. 

I look forward to welcoming you all in person to this exciting and wonderful scientific meeting in Bali. 

With warmest regards,

Clement C THAM
Secretary-General and CEO
Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology

We have recently noticed websites that bear great resemblance to our APAO 2024 Congress’s, as well as emails calling for registration and inviting speakers to congresses of very similar names. 

For delegates and participants of our APAO 2024 Congress, we would strongly urge you to register via the APAO’s official website <https://2024.apaophth.org/> with our trademark – “APAO® 2024.” 

If you have any queries or uncertainties, please do not hesitate to contact our Secretariat Team at <secretariat@apaophth.org >.

APAO provides two types of Travel Grants: Prof. Yasuo Tano Travel Grants and Young Ophthalmologists (YO) Travel Grants, which offer more than merely financial support – but also with a golden ticket to an unparalleled learning experience and an opportunity to network with the brightest minds in the field! 

Interested candidates should complete the online application which is now available on the congress system at http://congress.apaophth.org/ until September 13, 2023.  

For details, please visit https://2024.apaophth.org/travel-grants/.

Early bird registration is available via the congress system until October 31, 2023. For details, please visit here.

Abstract Submission is open until August 31, 2023. Presenters are recommended to read the abstract submission guidelines.

The theme of APAO 2024 is “Beyond All Limits” and the congress is estimated to bring together over 5,000 delegates and over 800 top-notch speakers from all over the world, to explore current knowledge in visual sciences and ophthalmology. 

A sponsorship prospectus is now available via our website for your consideration.

For more details, please visit our congress website at http://2024.apaophth.org/ 

We look forward to meeting you in February 2024!

Important Dates

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



Abstract Submission Closes

August 31, 2023

Exhibit & Support 1st Deposit Due

September 10, 2023

Exhibit & Support 2nd Deposit Due

October 1, 2023

Early Bird Registration Closes

October 31, 2023

Exhibit & Support Final Deposit Due

October 31, 2023

Exhibit & Support Final Deposit Due

October 31, 2023

Submission Deadline of Industry
-Sponsored Symposia / Wet Lab Courses

December 15, 2023

Advertisement & Signage Artwork Due

December 27, 2023

Advance Registration Closes

February 6, 2024

On-site Registration

February 22 – 25, 2024

APAO Exhibition

February 22 – 24, 2024

Opening Ceremony & Plenary Session

February 22, 2024

Presidential Dinner

February 22, 2024

Cultural Party cum Award Ceremony

February 24, 2024

Fundraising Run

February 24, 2024