May 2019 | 1st Issue
You’re Invited to the APVRS 2019 Congress
    In this Issue

Welcome Message from Congress President
Program Overview
Important Dates
NECC: APVRS 2019 Congress Venue
Shanghai, China

    Welcome Message from Congress President

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Chinese Vitreo-retina Society, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 13th Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) Congress in Shanghai, China, from November 22 – 24, 2019.

The APVRS Congress is an established, first rate platform in the Asia-Pacific region for scientific exchange, research and discovery in the field of vitreo-retinal diseases. Like every year, our Organizing Committee strives to prepare the best programs, courses, symposiums and many more high quality scientific sessions for participants to satisfy their desire for the latest findings and issues in vitreo-retina, as well as to provide them a great opportunity for networking and building new friendships.

Shanghai, the metropolitan city in China, fuses different types of cultures and embraces numerous attractions for visitors. The ancient beauty of its impressive colonial sites and traditional architecture will linger in your mind for years.

We sincerely encourage you to take part in this prestigious event and look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful Shanghai.

With warmest regards,


  Prof. Xiaoxin Li           Prof. Xun Xu
Congress Presidents, 13th APVRS Congress

    Program Overview

The 13th APVRS Congress will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019, and last for 3 days. An overview of the program schedule is given below. More detailed information will be available in due course.

    Important Dates

Early bird registration and abstract submission for APVRS 2019 are now open. More details are available at http://2019.apvrs.org/.

Free papers, posters, e-posters and videos are all welcome. To submit an instruction course, please provide a course outline along with the speakers’ CVs. Please make sure you have obtained consent from all of your co-instructors before you submit.

Important dates for the 2019 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 15, 2019

Early Bird Registration Opens

April 15, 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline

July 22, 2019

Hotel Reservation Opens

August 1, 2019

Early Bird Registration Deadline

September 22, 2019

Advance Registration Deadline

November 10, 2019

Opening Ceremony Featuring APVRS Tano Lecture

November 22, 2019

APVRS Constable and International Award Lectures

November 23, 2019

Presidential Dinner and Congress Party

November 23, 2019

    NECC: APVRS 2019 Congress Venue

The 13th APVRS Congress will be held between November 22 – 24, 2019, at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai, China. Currently being the world’s largest exhibition complex, NECC consists of the exhibition center, a 5-floor central plaza with shops and restaurants, office buildings and hotels. With the addition of its highly accessible location – reachable by 8 means of transport – NECC serves as a premier and ideal platform for major national and international events.

For more information about NECC, visit https://www.neccsh.com/cecsh/?lang=en.

    Shanghai, China

Shanghai is the largest city and an excellent sea port in China. Located in the middle of the east coastline, the city has links with 110 cities in 48 countries and is the gateway to China for many travelers.

Unique from other cities, Shanghai is distinctly divided into two parts by the Huangpu River: Puxi where the older part of the city exists and preserves rich cultural heritage, and Pudong which displays the modern facet and is recognized by its extremely impressive skyscrapers and urban charm. Both areas offer great sightseeing opportunities.

The true symbol of the city, however, is the Bund. Dozens of historical buildings from colonial era line up along the promenade and light up at night to create a dazzling spectacle that one will never forget. What’s more, Shanghai produces one of China’s best cuisines, including the renowned Xiaolongbao (soup dumplings), steamed crab, fried pork buns, yellow croaker noodle soup and many more. Explore more this November at APVRS 2019!


APVRS Secretariat


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

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