36th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress | 05.09.2021 Virtual

The 36th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress

Vision Beyond Frontiers

5-11 September 2021

Virtual Conference & Exhibition


Welcome to APAO® 2021 Virtual Congress

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Over the years, the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress has grown into the most influential and vibrant event and an exemplary effort in building a fellowship with a shared vision: driving ophthalmology forward in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

When confronted by COVID-19, we have helped each other and taken on the challenges in solidarity. Never before have the destinies of people in different countries been so closely connected. Keeping up the momentum, this year on 5 – 11 September, we invite you to the first-ever APAO 2021 Virtual Congress to share ideas and expertise, to discover cutting-edge innovations, to advance all-round cooperation, and to build a closer ophthalmic community!

Our unprecedented APAO Virtual Congress will be a seven-day online meeting with a highly-focused Scientific Program chaired by Prof. Charles McGhee, for ophthalmologists and visual scientists to explore new medical technology and other virtual options in the era of pandemic.

The world is undergoing momentous changes unseen in a century. As we embark on a new journey, we look forward to welcoming you on board for a memorable and wonderful virtual experience!

Yours sincerely

Ava Hossain
Congress President 2021


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

In 2020, we were hindered by the global outbreak of COVID-19, and we were not able to have the annual congress last year. However, it could never stop our pursuit of progress in the science and art of ophthalmology. The pandemic may separate us physically from each other, but it can never cut off our connection and our friendship.

This year, being ready and prepared, we rise to the challenge and bring to each of you the first-ever APAO 2021 Virtual Congress on 5 – 11 September. This one-week virtual excursion will be a very rewarding experience for all the attendees; not only will you be enlightened by the intellectual splendour and dazzled by the industrial innovations, but also be welcome to the network of your peers, your mentors, and your future partners.

This year we will also be organising a series of activities to celebrate our 60th Anniversary in 2020. The first APAO Congress was held in 1960 with the goal of fostering closer relations among ophthalmologists and ophthalmology societies to remove the barriers to ophthalmic education and services in the Asia-Pacific region. Over the past sixty years, oriented to this goal, we have kept moving forward and beyond, and today, we open a new chapter on the APAO’s history. I sincerely invite you all to join us in the APAO 2021 Virtual Congress!

Our new adventure is on, and I for one cannot wait. See you soon!

With my best regards,

Ningli Wang
President
Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee for the 36th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress, our first-ever virtual congress, I am excited to welcome you to join us from the 5th to 11th September 2021.

The interactive format we utilize this year will allow for maximum international participation and the widest dissemination of world-class science. Mindful of the current global context, this year’s scientific programme features 18 sub-specialties with groups of experts presenting a broad range of highly interactive sessions. In addition to the examination of COVID-19-related ophthalmic disorders, other streams will address contemporary ophthalmology and visual science topics.

At the beginning of our seventh decade of providing comprehensive professional and scientific education, we aim to create a new engaging online experience with aspiring professionals, to bring you innovative insights and invaluable expertise.

We have been most fortunate to attract a highly dynamic team of world-recognized experts who have worked tirelessly to assemble a balanced, progressive programme which will capture your imagination, as well as offer great practical relevance to every ophthalmologist in each sub-specialty. I look forward to seeing you at the APAO-Virtual Congress 2021!

Charles McGhee
Scientific Programme Chair
APAO-Virtual Congress 2021


Dear Colleagues,

We welcome all participants to the 36th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress that is planned to be held as a virtual meeting on September 5-11, 2021. As a supranational organization, APAO geographically covers more than half of the world’s population. Traversing a mosaic of cultures and languages, we admire Dr William John Holmes and the other founding board members, who’s vision founded the APAO in 1959.

We are certain the Founding Fathers of APAO would be very proud to see how this organization has grown and continues serves as an important platform to promote the prevention of blindness and restoration of sight through service, research, teaching and education in ophthalmology.

The APAO has had its share of challenges organizing this meeting facing the global impact of COVID-19. However, the need for continued education has not abated but rather increased. This Congress is an excellent example of the exchange of ophthalmic knowledge and the advancement of the standard of eye care.

We take this opportunity to congratulate the APAO for combatting preventable blindness by fostering closer relations among ophthalmologists and ophthalmological societies in the Asia-Pacific region, and in the world.

Welcome to the 36th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress of Ophthalmology!

Best regards,

Miguel N. Burnier Jr MD PhD
PAAO President


APAO Program Committee


Program-at-a-Glance

2021-09-05

12:45 – 14:15

Miscellaneous
APAO 2021 Named Awards Lectures

14:30 – 15:30

Glaucoma and glaucoma surgery
Santen Sponsored Symposium – STAR VISION Symposium

Cataract and cataract surgery
Johnson and Johnson Sponsored Symposium – Next Generation Phaco: The VERITAS™ Vision System

Cornea, External Eye Diseases and Eye Banking
Alcon Sponsored Symposium – ALCON Vision Care and Ocular Health

15:45 – 16:45

Miscellaneous
Then and Now

Cataract and cataract surgery
Innovative Cataract Technologies and Techniques

Miscellaneous
APAO Leadership Development Program (LDP) 2020-21 Orientation Class 1: Introduction to the LDP

17:00 – 18:00

New approaches to patient management and dealing with unmet need in the era of COVID-19
New Approaches to Patient Management in the Era of COVID-19

Glaucoma and glaucoma surgery
New Insights in the Diagnosis and Management of Primary Angle Closure Disease

Miscellaneous
APAO Leadership Development Program (LDP) 2020-21 Orientation Class 2: LDP: You, Your Project and Your Society

18:15 – 19:15

Translational and Visual Sciences Research
Gene Therapy and Risk Factors

Retina 1 (Medical – diabetes)
Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Edema

Miscellaneous
APAO Leadership Development Program (LDP) 2020-21 Orientation Class 3: Advocacy & Campaign Cycle

19:30 – 20:30

Retina 2 (Medical – other)
Novartis Sponsored Symposium – Lucentis in China: Advancing Beyond the Decade Long Classic

Ocular Imaging
Topcon Sponsored Symposium – Novel Insights in Retinal Diagnosis and Imaging with Swept Source OCT

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Hillrom Sponsored Symposium – Vision Health in Children


2021-09-06

17:00 – 18:00

Retina 2 (Medical – other)
The Future is Now

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Imaging in Strabismus-Good, the Bad and the Ugly

18:15 – 19:15

Translational and Visual Sciences Research
Cell Therapy

Neuro-Ophthalmology
NANOS Symposium: Neuro-Ophthalmic Emergencies You Cannot Afford to Miss!

Retina 3 (Surgical)
Challenging Scenarios in VR Surgery: A Video Based Series

19:30 – 20:30

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Topcon Sponsored Symposium – Myopia management and treatment

Miscellaneous
Roche Sponsored Symposium- Optimising nAMD and DME Management Through Longer-acting Therapies

20:45 – 21:45

Neuro-Ophthalmology
Clinical Challenges and Controversies in Neuro-Ophthalmology

Refractive Surgery
APMS Symposium: Highlights of the 2nd APMS Congress

Retina 2 (Medical – other)
Rapid Fire Retina 2 (Medical – other) Update Session


2021-09-07

17:00 – 18:00

Miscellaneous
YO Symposium

Translational and Visual Sciences Research
APSEG Symposium: Prediction and Prevention of Myopia Progression

Miscellaneous
Rapid Fire Cataract and Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery & Neuro-Ophthalmology Update Session

18:15 – 19:15

Evolving Academia, Research, Teaching and Education in Ophthalmology in the era of COVID-19
Innovations in Ophthalmic Education due to COVID-19

Applying Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Telemedicine in Ophthalmology in the era of COVID-19
AAO Symposium: The IRIS Registry, Standardization of Ocular Imaging, and Artificial Intelligence

Cornea, External Eye Diseases and Eye Banking
Comprehensive Management of Ocular Complications of Stevens- Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis in Asians

19:30 – 20:30

Retina 2 (Medical – other)
Bayer Sponsored Symposium – Translating Clinical Evidence and Experience into Meaningful Outcomes for Patients with nAMD and PCV

Refractive Surgery
Alcon Sponsored Symposium – Customized Laser Refractive Surgery with Alcon’s WaveLight Platform

20:45 – 21:45

Miscellaneous
APAO Anniversary Quiz

Cornea, External Eye Diseases and Eye Banking
Rapid Fire Cornea, External Eye Diseases and Eye Banking Update Session


2021-09-08

17:00 – 18:00

Miscellaneous
Leadership Development Program (LDP) Special Session

Intraocular Inflammation, Uveitis and Scleritis
Posterior Uveitis in the Asia-Pacific Region: From Diagnosis to Successful Management

Ocular Imaging
Rapid Fire Ocular Imaging Update Session

18:15 – 19:15

Ocular Imaging
What is New in Ocular Imaging

Glaucoma and glaucoma surgery
APGS Symposium: Lasers and Surgeries for Angle Closure and Angle Closure Glaucoma

Miscellaneous
Rapid Fire Translational and Visual Sciences Research & Intraocular Inflammation, Uveitis and Scleritis Update Session

19:30 – 20:30

Cataract and cataract surgery
Johnson and Johnson Sponsored Symposium – Going Beyond the Limits of Trifocals

Retina 2 (Medical – other)
Novartis Sponsored Symposium – Exploring Use of Brolucizumab in Clinical Practice

20:45 – 21:45

Glaucoma and glaucoma surgery
Hot Debates in Glaucoma Surgery

Ocular Imaging
APOIS Symposium: New Ocular Imaging Models of Care in the Post COVID-19 Era for Screening, Diagnosis and Prediction

Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery
Using GPS to Reach the Destination: Navigation Guided Orbital Surgery


2021-09-09

17:00 – 18:00

Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery
‘What Am I Doing Differently?’

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
IMI Symposium: International Myopia Institute 2021 White Papers – Where the New Evidence Takes Us in Managing Myopia

Miscellaneous
Rapid Fire Glaucoma and glaucoma surgery, Retina 1 (Medical – diabetes) & Retina 3 (Surgical) Update Session

18:15 – 19:15

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
What Not to Miss in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Miscellaneous
APOTS Symposium: COVID-19 and Ophthalmic Trauma: Lessons Learnt and the Way Forward

19:30 – 20:30

Cataract and cataract surgery
Carl Zeiss Sponsored Symposium – Driving Outcome and Satisfaction in Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Retina 3 (Surgical)
Alcon Sponsored Symposium – Advancement in VR Technology & Technique

20:45 – 21:45

Intraocular Inflammation, Uveitis and Scleritis
Improving Diagnostic Acumen in Uveitis and Scleritis

Glaucoma and glaucoma surgery
WGA Symposium: How to Choose the Glaucoma Surgery: From Filtering to MIGS

Miscellaneous
Rapid Fire Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery & Ocular Oncology and Pathology Update Session


2021-09-10

17:00 – 18:00

Ocular Oncology and Pathology
Ocular Oncology: Update for Clinical Care

Cornea, External Eye Diseases and Eye Banking
ACS Symposium: Ocular Surface Diseases and Reconstruction

Miscellaneous
Rapid Fire New Approaches to Patient Management and Dealing With Unmet Need in the Era of COVID-19, Ophthalmic Epidemiology and Prevention of Blindness & Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Update Session

18:15 – 19:15

Ophthalmic Epidemiology and Prevention of Blindness
Beyond 2020: Challenges and Innovations in Delivering Eye Care

Evolving Academia, Research, Teaching and Education in Ophthalmology in the era of COVID-19
AAPPO Symposium: How to Initiate a Research Project

Retina 3 (Surgical)
Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon’s Nightmares!

19:30 – 20:30

Refractive Surgery
Oculus Sponsored Symposium – Pentacam® AXL Wave – The next Generation!

Retina 2 (Medical – other)
Quantel Medical Sponsored Symposium – Laster Treatment Trends in 2021: From Glaucoma to Retina

20:45 – 21:45

Cornea, External Eye Diseases and Eye Banking
Cornea and External Disease Update for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

Evolving Academia, Research, Teaching and Education in Ophthalmology in the era of COVID-19
AOI Symposium: Improving Education and Care by Telemedicine

New approaches to patient management and dealing with unmet need in the era of COVID-19
COVID-19 Associated Mucormycosis: A Battle Within the War!


2021-09-11

12:45 – 14:15

Miscellaneous
APAO 2020 Named Awards Lectures

14:30 – 15:30

Cornea, External Eye Diseases and Eye Banking
Santen Sponsored Symposium – About Calm The Instability & Inflammation Symposium

Cataract and cataract surgery
Johnson and Johnson Sponsored Symposium – Redefining the Future of Monofocals

Cataract and cataract surgery
Alcon Sponsored Symposium – Advancing Cataract Surgery & Simplifying Presbyopia Correction for More Patients

15:45 – 16:45

Ophthalmic Epidemiology and Prevention of Blindness
VISION 2020

Cataract and cataract surgery
Managing Complex Cataract Cases and Complications

Miscellaneous
APAO Leadership Development Program (LDP) 2020-21 Orientation Class 4: Fishbone Analysis

17:00 – 18:00

Applying Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Telemedicine in Ophthalmology in the era of COVID-19
Applying Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Telemedicine in Ophthalmology in the Era of COVID-19

Retina 3 (Surgical)
Evolution of Retinal Detachment Management in the Asia Pacific

Miscellaneous
APAO Leadership Development Program (LDP) 2019-20 Graduating Class 1: Graduation Project Presentations

18:15 – 19:15

Miscellaneous
PAAO Symposium: What is Hot in The Americas 2021

Refractive Surgery
Refractive Surgery: Latest Trends

Miscellaneous
APAO Leadership Development Program (LDP) 2019-20 Graduating Class 2: Graduation Project Presentations

19:30 – 20:30

Retina 2 (Medical – other)
Novartis Sponsored Symposium – Seeing the Future for Inherited Retinal Disease

Retina 2 (Medical – other)
Nikon Sponsored Symposium- Optos true ultra-widefield(UWF), The Gold Standard of Retinal Imaging – It’s Clinical Applications and Future Trends

Retina 3 (Surgical)
Lumenis Sponsored Symposium – OptiLight Virtual Launch Event

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