June 2017 | 3rd Issue
Important Dates for Abstract Submission & Travel Grants
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Abstract Submission Ends in 1 Month!
Scientific Program Highlights
Travel Grant Application Now Open
Stunning Sabah

Abstract Submission Ends in 1 Month!

Don’t delay! The deadline to submit abstracts for the 11th APVRS Congress in Kuala Lumpur is fast approaching on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 11:59 pm (GMT +8). Free papers, posters, e-posters and videos are all welcome.

The APVRS Congress Secretariat encourages all authors to read the submission guidelines carefully and submit their abstracts well in advance of the deadline in order to avoid any last-minute complications or delays. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Scientific Program Highlights

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:


Travel Grant Application Now Open

Travel grant applications for the 11th APVRS Congress are now being accepted. New this year, a total of 20 travel grants are available for qualified delegates!

APVRS is pleased to offer up to 5 Prof. Yasuo Tano Travel Grants to young vitreoretinal specialists attending the 11th Congress in Kuala Lumpur. Priority will be given to applicants who are younger than age 40, from a developing country and whose presentations have been accepted (as a free paper ,poster or video) as part of the Congress scientific program.

Recipients who live outside of the Congress host country (Malaysia) will each be awarded US $500, whereas those from Malaysia will be granted US $250.

Additionally, the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology (MSO), the local host of the Congress, will offer two types of travel grants for APVRS 2017.


MSO Travel Grants of MYR $1000 each for up to 5 delegates whose presentations (free paper, poster or video) have been accepted by the Scientific Program Committee of the 11th APVRS Congress;


Keshmahinder Singh Travel Grants of MYR $1000 each for up to 10 delegates whose presentations (free paper, poster or video) have been accepted by the Scientific Program Committee of the 11th APVRS Congress.

Applications for all 3 types of travel grants will be accepted through August 31, 2017. Interested ophthalmologists should complete the online application form available after logging in to the APVRS Congress system at http://congress.apvrs.org/. Selection results will be announced by early October 2017.

Stunning Sabahh

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.


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