Jul 2019 | 2nd Issue
Prof. Yasuo Tano Travel Grants Open for Application Now
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Welcome Message from APAO President
Prof. Yasuo Tano Travel Grants Open for Application
International Advisory Board Announced
Abstract Submission Is Already Open!

   Welcome Message from APAO President

Dear Friends and Colleagues,  

It gives me immense pleasure to invite you to the 35th Congress of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) in Xiamen, China, held in conjunction with the 25th Congress of Chinese Ophthalmological Society (CCOS). 

APAO 2020 features world-renowned experts as well as exhibits that showcase the latest innovations in ophthalmology and visual sciences. The exciting scientific program will cover major developments in the various subspecialties, with the aim of well equipping our ophthalmic practitioners for the ever-changing future of eye care. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the participation and efforts of all the key leaders and pioneers. 

In addition, the APAO Congress is going to provide abundant cultural programs for delegates to forge and renew friendships. In Xiamen, one of the most beautiful cities in China, not only will you enjoy its breathtaking scenery but you will also appreciate the historic architecture, have a taste of the mouth-watering fresh seafood and explore hidden gems in the back alleys. 

We very much look forward to seeing you in Xiamen and bringing you an unforgettable and rewarding experience! 

With very best regards,

Ningli Wang, MD, PhD

President, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology

   Prof. Yasuo Tano Travel Grants Open for Application

Applications for the 2020 Prof. Yasuo Tano Travel Grants for young ophthalmologists in the Asia-Pacific region to attend the 35th APAO Congress is now open. Each successful applicant will receive US$1000 if they live outside the host country of the 35th APAO Congress (i.e. China), whereas those who live in the host country will receive US$300.

Priority will be given to ophthalmologists who are aged 40 or below, from a developing country and whose presentations (free paper, poster or video) have been accepted by the Scientific Program Committee of the 35th APAO Congress. Please note that previous recipients of the Prof. Yasuo Tano Travel Grants are welcome to re-apply, though priority will be given to first-time recipients. Applications from travel grant recipients at the APAO 2019 Congress will not be accepted.

Interested young ophthalmologists should complete the online application available on the Congress system before September 15, 2019. Selection results will be announced by December 2019.

   International Advisory Board Announced

The International Advisory Board for the APAO 2020 Congress in Xiamen features an impressive line-up of key influencers in the field of ophthalmology. With their input, the Scientific Program of the 35th APAO Congress will be of the highest international standard.

Congress organizers would like to thank the following individuals for their invaluable participation and support.

   Abstract Submission Is Already Open!

The 35th APAO Congress cum the 25th CCOS accepts both English and Chinese abstract submission. Details are as follows: 




English Abstracts

May 31, 2019 – October 15, 2019

APAO Congress System

Chinese Abstracts

July 16, 2019 – January 15, 2020

COS Official Website

Delegates who wish to submit abstracts should note that the same abstract can only be submitted in one language. They are encouraged to read the submission guidelines and details beforehand. 

English Abstract Submission Guidelines
Chinese Abstract Submission Details




   APAO Secretariat


APAO Headquarters
c/o APAO Office, State Key Laboratory (Ophthalmology)
Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-Sen University
1/F, No. 7 Jinsui Road,
Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District
Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China

APAO Secretariat (Hong Kong Office)

c/o Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
4/F, Hong Kong Eye Hospital, 147K Argyle Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 3943-5827
Fax: (852) 2715-9490

Website: http://www.apaophth.org/  


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