Welcome to APAO 2017!


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Dear Friends & Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the 32nd APAO Congress, to be held in Singapore from 1 – 5 March 2017.

We are delighted that Singapore has once again been given the privilege to host this prestigious ophthalmic event, which  is  now  becoming  a  pinnacle  “must  go  meeting” in ophthalmology. The APAO 2017 congress, which will be co-organised with the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), gathers a distinguished international faculty of top specialists in ophthalmology from around the world to share their expertise and experience with clinicians, eye surgeons and researchers from the Asia-Pacific region and globally.

Themed “Discovery, Innovation and Practices”, the APAO 2017 congress in Singapore will focus on exciting areas such as new treatments for major eye diseases, novel imaging and surgical techniques, and results of pivotal clinical trials to provide evidence-based practices for Asian eye diseases.

In addition, Singapore has a host of new major tourist attractions such as the National Gallery of Singapore, Gardens by the Bay and other attractions.

I look forward to welcoming you to our unique tropical island where you will not only get the opportunity to learn more about the newest discovery, techniques and developments in ophthalmology, but also gain unforgettable memories of friendships made and renewed.

See you in Singapore in March 2017!


Sincerely yours,
Prof Tien-Yin WONG
Congress President
APAO 2017

DLDear Friends and Colleagues,

It gives me immense pleasure to invite you to the 32nd APAO Congress in Singapore, co-hosted with the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology and College of Ophthalmologists of Singapore, and co-organized with the International Council of Ophthalmology.

The APAO Congress has certainly grown in scientific content and in stature as one of the most important ophthalmology conferences in the Asia-Pacific and beyond. Over 1,000 leading experts from around the world will be speaking on all areas of ophthalmology and visual sciences, with an emphasis on the latest cutting-edge scientific innovations, treatments, surgical techniques and technologies.

This Congress also provides delegates with a platform for networking, allowing them to establish lifelong friendships and to look for collaborative opportunities. The congress venue, Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center, is located in the heart of the Central Business District with many tourist attractions nearby. Singapore has a vibrant history and diverse ethnic quarters to discover, along with the many family-oriented attractions and precious public spaces that make visiting this gem of Southeast Asia worthwhile.

I wish you all a wonderful stay in Singapore and I look forward to seeing you in March 2017!


Best regards,
Dennis Lam, MD
President, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology