Petronas Twin Towers: 5 Fun Facts
Everyone has seen stunning images of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic Petronas Twin Towers, but what do you know about the history of these landmarks? Check out these 5 interesting facts!
1. The towers were designed by renowned Argentinian architect Cesar Pelli and completed in 1996.
2. From 1996 to 2004, the towers were the tallest in the world. Now they are the tallest twin towers in the world.
3. The towers are joined by a sky bridge at level 41. Limited tickets to visit this area can be purchased on site.
4. The foundations of the twin towers are the deepest in the world. The total weight of the concrete used in the foundations is 35,800 tons.
5. To ensure that the towers were completed on schedule in 6 years, the Malaysian government awarded the contract for the construction of Tower 1 to a Japanese company with Tower 2 constructed by a South Korean firm. Thus ensued an epic race to be the first to complete the towers! To find out which company won, be sure to visit the iconic Twin Towers during APVRS 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.
Mastering Retinal Imaging
Noninvasive imaging is the latest buzz in the field of retinal imaging. This master class will bring participants up to date with the latest in optical coherence tomography (OCT), OCT angiography, digital photography and angiography, including the basics of imaging modalities, abilities, how they work together and what is more recently available. Through a series of lectures and case studies, participants will develop confidence in mastering retinal imaging.
Focus on Retinopathy of Prematurity
Technological advances have allowed new and better ways of detecting retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and improving outcomes in these cases. Thus, the ways in which we approach the disease have evolved. Learn directly from masters in the field, who will be presenting tips and tricks for the management and treatment of this challenging condition.
Retina Meets Pediatric Ophthalmology
This session will focus on retinal disorders found primarily in the pediatric population, with emphasis on investigation, diagnosis and management. Internationally acclaimed speakers will offer insights into these challenging and rare conditions. Don’t miss this symposium on novel concepts and results in the field of pediatric retina, which are not often covered at other conferences!
Master Class in Ocular Trauma
Serious ocular trauma can be a frightening experience for patients, who often suffer significant loss of visual function. This master class provides an opportunity for ophthalmologists of all experience levels to sharpen their skills and contribute to the discussion on the optimal treatment strategies for such cases. An international panel of speakers led by Dr. Ferenc Kuhn will share their expertise on a wide range of related topics.
Melaka is a historical seaside town located about 2 hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur. In the 15th century, Melaka was a major trading hub linking Asia and Europe, and it has been strongly influenced by the culture and architecture of India, China, Portugal, the Netherlands and Britain.
As one of Malaysia’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, Melaka is a popular international tourist destination with a range of historical attractions, scenic pedestrian walkways and a myriad of food offerings. It is well worth making the trip from KL to visit this unique town.
For more information about Melaka, please visit: http://www.gomelaka.my/.
Mastering Retinal Detachment Repair
Retinal detachment is one of the most challenging conditions facing retinal specialists. This master class aimed at fellows and trainees will be conducted by world-renowned experts, who will cover the management of various types of retinal detachment cases in a practical and informative manner. There will be ample time for questions and discussion. Don’t miss this exciting new element of the Scientific Program at APVRS 2017!
Situated on the beautiful island of Borneo, Sabah is one of Malaysia’s 13 states. It is the second largest state in Malaysia and shares the island of Borneo with the Malaysian state Sarawak, Brunei and Indonesian Kalimantan.
Sabah is blessed with natural diversity, unique cultures, exiting adventures, beautiful beaches and fantastic cuisines to suit a variety of tastes. This part of Malaysia has it all, including the world’s largest flower (the Rafflesia), one of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia (Mount Kinabalu) and one of the world’s top dive sites (Sipadan Island). Sabah is also known for its great natural treasures, which include the world-renowned Danum Valley Conservation Area and Tabin, Sabah’s largest wildlife reserve.
Not only will you be amazed by the things to see and do in Sabah, you will also be welcomed with unique Sabahan hospitality. Explore the interesting culture and traditions of Sabah, where you can make sweet memories to last a lifetime! For more details about Sabah, please visit http://www.sabahtourism.com.
Tackling the Problem of Pathological Myopia
Myopia is a huge problem in the Asia-Pacific region and most of the ocular complications occur in the vitreoretinal area. Scheduled for Day 1 of the 11th APVRS Congress, the symposium “Pathological Myopia: Dealing with the Epidemic” will summarise the latest evidence in myopia prevention strategies, medical management of myopic choroidal neovascularization, and surgical management of myopic macular hole. This essential symposium will feature the following renowned experts from around the region and beyond:
Get Up to Speed in the Cutting Edge in Retina Symposium
Have your patients asked you about gene therapy or stem cell therapy for their eye problems? Cutting Edge in Retina, the opening symposium of the 11th APVRS Congress, will provide an exciting overview of the latest developments in retina. Topics like artificial retina, gene therapy, stem cell therapy and the future of retinal imaging will be covered. This symposium will include excellent updates for all ophthalmologists and provide answers to questions that patients may have after researching their condition online.
The Cutting Edge in Retina symposium is scheduled for 8:30 to 10:00 am on Friday, December 8, 2017, and will feature the following internationally renowned speakers.