November 2016 | 5th Issue

In This Issue

Scientific Program Highlights

Advance Registration

APVRS Yasuo Tano Travel Grant Results

Congress Party

Visa Assistance

Scientific Program Highlights

Details of the Scientific Program at APVRS 2016 have now been finalized. Click here to see the program schedule, which includes details about the date, time, location and speakers for each symposium. Additionally, users can search the program by speaker name.

With more than 100 distinguished international speakers, 20 invited sessions, 7 free paper sessions and 7 additional sessions for general ophthalmologists, the 10th APVRS Congress is a scientific event not to be missed. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Hot new topics including 3D head-up vitrectomy, application of OCT angiography, and potential treatment for geographic atrophy
  • Controversies in the treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy, laser PRP or anti-VEGF, and vitrectomy for symptomatic vitreous floaters
  • Newly released results of the PLANET and EVEREST II clinical trials for polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, presented together for the first time
  • Posterior segment tumors galore in symposia and instruction courses led by Drs. Jerry and Carol Shields
  • Vision restoration with Argus II or gene therapy
  • Retinal papers revealed through the perspectives of the editors-in-chief of Retina, JAMA Ophthalmology and the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Updates in pediatric retina and uveitis management

All these topics and more await at APVRS 2016 in Bangkok. Don’t forget to explore the vibrant culture and heritage of the city, too!

Advance Registration Ends November 30

Advance registration rates for the 10th Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) Congress in Bangkok, Thailand are now in effect through Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Please visit to register.

APVRS Yasuo Tano Travel Grant Results

After receiving applications from a number of highly eligible doctors, a total of 5 individuals were selected as the 2016 APVRS Yasuo Tano Travel Grant awardees. Each vitreo-retinal specialist below will receive US$500 toward their travel expenses to the 10th APVRS Congress in Bangkok. APVRS congratulates the following recipients:

Congress Party

The APVRS Congress Party provides an opportunity for delegates and their guests to mingle among friends new and old. Located just a 10-minute walk from the Congress venue, SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World is the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia. It is home to more than 30,000 sea creatures from around the world including sharks, jellyfish, seahorses, penguins and more.

Stroll through the 270-degree ocean tunnel and be immersed in the wonders of the deep, or catch a glimpse of a tropical ocean environment in an aquarium 8 meters tall! After cocktail hour, enjoy a special performance and local Thai cuisine in this spectacular aquatic setting.

Tickets to the Congress Party can be purchased through the Congress registration system or at the registration counter on site.

Please Note: The Congress Party is not included in the registration fee. Delegates are encouraged to bring their partners and families.

Date December 9, 2016 (Friday)
Time 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Venue SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Cost $80 for adults; $35 for children
Visa Assistance

Nationals of many countries in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond are eligible to enter Thailand through various visa exemption or visa on arrival schemes. For more information, please visit

Delegates who need a visa to travel to Thailand must submit an application through their local Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General. The visa application process may take up to several weeks. To avoid any delay or other issues that could interfere with attending the APVRS Congress, please apply at the earliest convenient time. An invitation letter to accompany the visa application can be generated after logging in to the 2016 APVRS Congress system at

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