Dear Friends and Colleagues,


It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the Inaugural Asia-Pacific Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Society (APSPOS) Congress held in conjunction with the Inaugural Hong Kong Paediatric Ophthalmology Congress (APSPOS-HKPOC 2017), co-organized by the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Asia-Pacific Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Society (APSPOS), at Hong Kong Eye Hospital in Hong Kong on October 11-12, 2017.


This inaugural congress has received unwavering support from our international partners and will feature one of the most important and innovative programs in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus in 2017. Our co-sponsoring societies include the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS); Chinese Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (CAPOS); European Strabismological Association (ESA); Hong Kong Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Group (HKPOSG); International Strabismological Association (ISA); International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council (IPOSC); and World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS). We have more than 60 world-renowned speakers who will share their experiences in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.


The symposia will cover updates and advances as well as common ocular problems in children. Surgical approaches to pediatric cataract with IOL implantation will be highlighted. Medical and surgical management of pediatric glaucoma and anterior segment disorders will be discussed. Retinal diseases including retinopathy of prematurity, surgical retinal disorders, uveitis, and retinopathy associated with systemic pediatric conditions will be covered. Other topics include myopia, allergic eye diseases, thyroid eye diseases and challenging strabismus. The scientific program will be innovative with various presentation formats: videos, lectures, case presentations and interactive panel discussion.


This Congress also provides delegates with a platform for networking, allowing them to establish lifelong friends and to look for collaborative opportunities. Hong Kong is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city which hosts an amazing array of tourist attractions, including our status as Culinary Capital of Asia; tax-free shopping experiences in modern malls; world-renowned attractions such as the Peak, Victoria Harbour, and the Big Buddha; and many theme parks for families.


We wish you all a wonderful stay in Hong Kong and we look forward to seeing you in October 2017!


Sincerely yours,