April 2017 | 1st Issue
    In this Issue

Welcome Message from Congress President
Important Dates
Meeting Highlights
Congress Venue
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Welcome Message from Congress President    ^

Dear friends and colleagues,

bc75e352-ac6a-4481-b750-85993dbd41b7.jpgOn behalf of the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology, I am delighted to invite you to the 11th Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) Congress in Kuala Lumpur.

This is the first time that Malaysia is hosting this meeting and we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful country. The scientific program will be first rate and allow ophthalmologists from all over the world to update their skills. Additionally, we will include instruction courses and symposiums targeted at general ophthalmologists and trainees. Retina is one of the most exciting subspecialties in ophthalmology and the disease burden from myopia and diabetes is increasing worldwide. This Congress will be a perfect opportunity for you to learn the latest management of such important diseases, as well as network with colleagues from around the region and beyond.

Malaysia is located in the heart of the Asia-Pacific and is a melting pot of cultures. English, Bahasa, Mandarin and Tamil are widely spoken. We have an amazing array of tourist attractions, including rainforests, beaches, shopping malls, culinary delights and theme parks. The Congress will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, which is located right next to the famous Petronas Twin Towers. The convention center is one of the best in the world and is conveniently linked to many hotels, the Suria KLCC shopping center and a world-class aquarium. Malaysia is also one of the best value-for-money destinations in the world.

Do block your diary to attend this Congress and we look forward to seeing you in KL!

Dr Kenneth Fong
Congress President
11th APVRS Congress

   Important Dates    ^
Early bird registration and abstract submission will open on April 1, 2017. More details are available at http://2017.apvrs.org/. Free papers, posters, e-posters and videos are all welcome.

Important dates for the 2017 APVRS Congress are provided below. Remember to mark your calendar accordingly so that you won’t miss any of the events.



Abstract Submission Opens

April 1, 2017

Early Bird Registration Opens

April 1, 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline

July 17, 2017

Hotel Reservation Opens

August 1, 2017

Early Bird Registration Deadline

September 30, 2017

Advance Registration Deadline

November  24, 2017

Opening Ceremony

December 8, 2017


   Meeting Highlights    ^

d4d11500-a6ff-4f64-ad01-cb7d384c681f.jpgOne of the new aspects of this year’s APVRS Congress is the introduction of a series of master classes on retinal detachment surgery, trauma, OCT interpretation, PCV, diabetic retinopathy surgery, ROP, electrophysiology, and ocular oncology. The 90-minute trauma master class, led by Prof Ferenc Kuhn (USA), will emphasize the basic principles of managing ocular trauma and include video examples of practical cases.

afdc0092-cf54-4089-9de7-93b6c2b1f677.pngThe OCT interpretation master class will be led by Prof SriniVas Sadda (USA), who is one of the key opinion leaders in retinal ocular imaging and an editor of Ryan’s Retina textbook.

The master classes are suitable for all levels and will allow ample time for delegates to ask questions from the panel of instructors. Further details of other master classes and symposiums will be sent out soon!


   Congress Venue    ^


The 11th APVRS Congress will be held on December 8 – 10, 2017, at the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC): Malaysia’s most technologically advanced, purpose-built convention and exhibition facility strategically located in the heart of the city. It is Malaysia’s premier convention facility and is renowned as a well-maintained and established venue for special events.

For more information about Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, visit www.klccconventioncentre.com .

   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia    ^

Kuala Lumpur is both the capital and the largest city in Malaysia, with a population of around 7 million including the greater suburban area. It has developed rapidly in the past 150 years from a small mining settlement into a bustling metropolis with an iconic skyline.

The Petronas Twin Towers, one KL’s most famous landmarks, were completed in 1996 and are still the tallest twin towers in the world. Visitors can walk between the two towers using the sky bridge on the 41st floor and then travel all the way up to the 86th floor observation deck.

Other noteworthy sites in KL are the Sultan Abdul Samad building, formerly the offices of the British colonial secretariat, and Masjid Jamek, a Moorish-style mosque. Popular local attractions include the KL Bird Park with the world’s largest free flight walk-in aviary, the Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre, and Central Market where a variety of local handicrafts and art can be purchased.


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