Program Highlights

Plenary Sessions

March 2, 2017

2:30 – 4:00, 5:00 – 6:00

The two APAO plenary sessions will be held immediately before and after the Opening Ceremony at APAO 2017. As a highlight of the scientific program, these sessions feature highly distinguished speakers from around the world.

ICO Symposiums

Co-sponsored by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), the 32nd APAO Congress will feature invited symposiums and workshops organized by the ICO.




Cataract and Refractive Surgery Companion Symposiums

March 3, 2017

14:30 – 16:15, 16:15 – 18:00

Learn the pearls and pitfalls of intraocular lenses in contemporary cataract and refractive surgery in these two back-to-back companion symposiums chaired by world-renowned experts in the field. The International Society of Refractive Surgery symposium will be immediately followed by another session on IOL selection, totaling 105 minutes of lectures, discussions and Q&A sessions on important topics in this subspecialty.

Named Lectures

Jose Rizal Medal

Donald Tan, FRCS(G), FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth, FAMS

The Singapore Corneal Transplant Study—25 Years of Evolution in Corneal Lamellar Surgery


APAO ICO Mark Tso Golden Apple Award

Lin-Chung Woung, MD, PhD

A Paradigm Shift in Diabetic Eye Care in Taiwan


Holmes Lecture

Taraprasad Das, MD, FRCS, DSc, FAMS

Blindness Profile and Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness in Southeast Asia


Nakajima Award

Vishal Jhanji, MBBS, MD, FRCS (Glasgow), FRCOphth (UK)

Keratoconus Diagnostics and Corneal Collagen Crosslinking—Current Perspectives