October 2019 | 6th Issue
Online Registration Closes on Nov 14
    In this Issue

Online Registration Closes on Nov 14
APVRS Opening Ceremony & Special Lectures
APVRS 2019 Tano Travel Grant Recipients
Scientific Program Highlights

Diamond, Platinum and Silver Sponsors
Touring Shanghai

    Online Registration Closes on Nov 14
Delegates who have yet to register please note, online registration for Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) 2019 will close on Thursday, November 14, 2019 (Hong Kong time, GMT+8). After the deadline, all registrations will have to be made onsite at NECC Shanghai.

Meanwhile, advance registration rates will end on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 11:59 pm (GMT+8).

For registration of more than 5 delegates, please complete and return the group registration form to the APVRS secretariat at registration@apvrs.org by November 10 as well. 

Visit our Congress website now at http://2019.apvrs.org/registration/ for registration details.

    APVRS Opening Ceremony & Special Lectures

The Opening Ceremony of the 13th APVRS Congress is scheduled at 16:00 on Friday, November 22. In addition to a special performance and speeches from honored guests, the ceremony will feature the presentation of the 2019 APVRS Tano Lecture.

Together with Tano Lecture, Constable Lecture and International Award Lecture are the three prestigious named awards of APVRS to honor individuals for their exemplary leadership and significant contributions in advancing the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of vitreo-retinal diseases. This year, the awardees are as follows:

The Constable Lecture and International Award Lecture will be presented at 16:00 on Saturday, November 23.

    APVRS 2019 Tano Travel Grant Recipients

After receiving applications from a number of highly eligible doctors, a total of 5 individuals have been selected as the 2019 APVRS Tano Travel Grant awardees. Each vitreo-retinal specialist below will receive US$500 (who lives outside China) / US$250 (who lives within China) toward their travel expenses to the 13th APVRS Congress in Shanghai. APVRS congratulates the following recipients:

    Scientific Program Highlights

Update on Drug Delivery to the Posterior Segment of the Eye

  • New therapeutic modalities are constantly being developed, which are vastly aiding the treatment of a variety of retinal diseases. This symposium will cover the various routes of drug administration, and will review the challenges of having the drug reach its’ intended target. New treatments in development will be extensively reviewed, along with improvements in administration of currently available medications. Time will be allotted for questions and answers.

Advances in Gene Therapy of Retinal Diseases

  • Retinal degenerative diseases are a major cause of blindness and encompass multifactorial diseases, such as Leber congenital amaurosis, Stargardt disease and retinitis pigmentosa. More than 200 known genes are associated with hereditary retinal degenerations, and there are no approved treatments for most of these disorders presented with significantly phenotypic and genetic heterogeneity. Retinal gene therapy is a trail-blazer in the human gene therapy field, leading to the first FDA approved gene therapy product for a human genetic disease. Clinicians have been at the forefront of the development of gene therapy, which brings hope for the treatment of these conditions.

High Myopia

  • This session will demonstrate the optical coherence tomographic characteristics of a classification of myopic maculopathy as well as high myopia-associated peculiarities of the choroid. Other topics relating to highly myopic eyes, including factors associated with the development of retinal changes, important points in the diagnosis and therapy of myopic choroidal neovascularization, aspects of the vitreo-retinal surgery, and the application of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT-based angiography, will also be discussed.

Innovation and Controversies in Retina Surgery

  • This symposium will review new innovations and technical advances in surgical retinal diseases. The international faculty will share their perspectives on complex and difficult retinal conditions, including peeling of the internal limiting membrane, re-operations for failed macular hole surgery, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, neovascular glaucoma, pediatric retina surgery and the role of retina surgery following devastating eye trauma. The session will also highlight how emerging technology, such as OCT angiography, integrated microperimetry, indications for intraoperative OCT and 3D vitreo-retinal surgery, may improve surgical efficiency and clinical outcomes.

Swept Source OCT and OCT Angiography

  • Swept-source OCT (SS-OCT) is revolutionizing the way we diagnose and manage vitreo-retinal, retinal vascular and chorio-retinal diseases. This symposium will cover the latest real-world clinical applications of both structural and angiographic SS-OCT imaging in diabetic retinopathy, dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), macular neovascularization due to polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy and AMD, ocular inflammatory conditions, and in normal aging. Both macular and widefield SS-OCT imaging will be discussed and compared with conventional dye-based angiography. The use of appropriate boundary-specific anatomic segmentation to obtain correct diagnoses will be emphasized.

    Diamond, Platinum and Silver Sponsors

APVRS 2019 is pleased to have the following esteem organizations as the Congress sponsors:

The Congress Organizer would like to express its heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for their support!

    Touring Shanghai

As you are busy packing for the 13th APVRS Congress, the Congress Organizer has gathered some local tours for you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. A total of eight tours varies from half day to one day, day to night, and city center to nearby cities. You will be able to find one meeting your preference. Please note that each tour requires a minimum of 2 guests and booking should be made 2 days in advance!

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APVRS Secretariat


Phone: (852) 3943-5889
Fax: (852) 2715-9490
Email: secretariat@apvrs.org 
Website: http://2019.apvrs.org/

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