June 2016 | 3rd Issue

In This Issue

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

Scientific Program

Prof. Yasuo Tano Travel Grant

Hotel Reservation

Exploring Thailand

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

The deadline to submit abstracts for the 10th Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) Congress has been extended to July 28, 2016. Authors who wish to present free papers, posters, e-posters and/or videos at the 10th APVRS Congress in Bangkok should submit their abstract(s) via the online abstract submission system at http://2016.apvrs.org/online-submission/.

Before submitting an abstract, the first presenting author must register for the 10th APVRS Congress. Register now at http://2016.apvrs.org/registration/ and you can pay the registration fees later. Additionally, please go through the submission guidelines before you begin.

The Selection Committee recommends submitting abstracts as soon as possible to avoid a last-minute rush. Late submissions will not be accepted. Although the Congress will mainly focus on the vitreo-retina subspecialty, a small number of abstracts geared toward general ophthalmologists will be considered.

 
 
Scientific Program

The 10th APVRS Congress will begin on Thursday, December 8, 2016, and last for 3 days. An overview of the program schedule is now available on the Congress website.

Below is a sneak peek at some of the sessions.

Chaired by Profs. Liteh Wu (Costa Rica), Timothy Lai (Hong Kong) and Direk Patikulsila (Thailand), the symposium 'Medical and Surgical Management of Pathological Myopia' will feature 8 talks regarding the epidemiology and current treatment of pathological myopia, followed by a panel discussion.

Profs. Maytinee Sirimaharaj (Thailand), Andrew Chang (Australia) and Dean Eliot (US) will chair a symposium entitled 'Retinal Detachment: Is PVR Still a Problem?'. Comprised of 7 talks and a panel discussion, this session will address treatment modalities for proliferative vitreoretinopathy in retinal detachment.

 
 
Prof. Yasuo Tano Travel Grant

APVRS is pleased to offer up to 5 Prof. Yasuo Tano Travel Grants to young vitreo-retinal specialists attending the 10th Congress in Bangkok. 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 or poster) as part of the Congress scientific program.

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

Applications will be accepted from July 1 to August 15, 2016. 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 the end of September 2016.

 
 
Hotel Reservation

Hotel reservation for the 10th APVRS Congress in Bangkok will open to all paid delegates on August 1, 2016. Located adjacent to the Bangkok Convention Center, the Centara Grand Bangkok at CentralWorld is the official hotel of the 2016 APVRS Congress.

In addition, Congress organizers have secured competitive rates for delegates at selected hotels to suit a range of budgets and preferences. Please visit http://2016.apvrs.org/hotel-reservation/ for more information.

 
 
Exploring Thailand

The Local Organizing Committee of the 2016 APVRS Congress has arranged special tours for Congress attendees featuring popular attractions in Bangkok and beyond. Delegates and accompanying persons are encouraged to pre-register for the tours, as they may fill up quickly. Delegates can also sign up for tours during the Congress by visiting the Tour Desk located at the Information Counter.

There are different options delegates can choose for their free time during the Congress. Taking a half-day tour such as a visit to American businessman Jim Thompson's house or a class at Blue Elephant Cooking School is a perfect way to discover the unique culture of Thailand. Those with a full day free could try picking and eating fruit at orchards outside of Bangkok or taking a river cruise from Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Additionally, there are multi-day tours to different parts of Thailand such as Chiang Mai or Phuket.

For more information, visit http://2016.apvrs.org/side-trips/. Please note that the APVRS Secretariat is not involved in organizing, booking or managing the above-mentioned tours. All inquiries and requests for booking should be addressed directly to the tour operator Global Connector Co, Ltd at connect2thailand@gmail.com.

 
 
 
 
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