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August 2017 | 4th Issue
Advance Registration and Gala Dinner Details
    In This Issue

Advance Registration Rates Now in Effect
Scientific Program Highlights
APSPOS Congress Venue
Gala Dinner Special Guests and Awards
Dining in Hong Kong

    Advance Registration Rates Now in Effect
 

Advance Registration

Now in Effect

 

Advance registration rates for the inaugural Asia-Pacific Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Society (APSPOS) Congress are now in effect through Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Register now via the Congress system to take advantage of the discounted rate!

For more information and the complete breakdown of registration categories and their respective rates, please visit http://2017.apspos.org/registration/.

 
   Scientific Program Highlights
 

Organizers of the inaugural APSPOS Congress are pleased to work with several international societies in developing the scientific program for APSPOS 2017. Below we highlight a few of these organizations and their important contributions. 

The International Strabismological Association (ISA) will organize a symposium on strabismus from 8:45 to 10:15 on October 11, with another session on the same topic from the European Strabismological Association (ESA) later that afternoon from 13:30 to 14:45.

To conclude the scientific program on Day 1 of the inaugural APSPOS Congress, the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council (IPOSC) will present a symposium on retinopathy of prematurity from 16:30 to 17:45.

Be sure to mark your calendars with the details of these important symposiums!

 
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   APSPOS Congress Venue
 
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The 2017 APSPOS Congress will take place in Hong Kong Eye Hospital (HKEH) in Hong Kong, which is also home to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Eye Hospital opened in 1992. It is a tertiary eye referral center providing a full range of high quality ophthalmic services with general ophthalmology and various subspecialty services such as retina, cornea, contact lens and low vision service.

Located in the heart of Kowloon district, HKEH is easily accessible by public transportation from China as well as Hong Kong International Airport. With an extensive network of hotels ranging from superior deluxe to modest tourist class, there are over 23,621 rooms in 91 hotels available in the Yau Tsim Mong district.

Don’t miss the special tour of HKEH for all APSPOS Congress delegates on October 11, 2017, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm!

 
   Gala Dinner Special Guests and Awards
 
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The Gala Dinner for the inaugural APSPOS Congress will be held at the Royal Plaza Hotel, the official Congress hotel, on Wednesday, October 11, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. Including dinner, drinks and a special program, the Gala Dinner will be a perfect opportunity for delegates to meet new colleagues and renew old friendships.
Highlights of the evening include a presentation by Dr. Tsz Leung Lee, who will serve as chief executive of the new Hong Kong Children’s Hospital, which is scheduled to begin operation in 2018. Dr. Lee is a paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric rheumatology, and he currently serves as Chief Manager (Quality and Standards) at the Hong Kong Hospital Authority.

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APSPOS will also present several special awards at the Gala Dinner, including the APSPOS Asia-Pacific Award, APSPOS International Award and APSPOS Young Investigator Award. Award recipients include Prof. Kanxing Zhao of China, who is also one of the APSPOS Vice Presidents, and Dr. Marilyn Miller of the United States. Both awardees will also give a brief speech after the award presentation. More information about these awards is available on the APSPOS website.

Tickets to the Gala Dinner at the inaugural APSPOS Congress can be purchased for US$100 per person online via the APSPOS Congress system or at the registration counter on site. Purchase ticket(s) today to guarantee your attendance at this important event!

 
   Dining in Hong Kong
 
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Despite covering a rather small area, Hong Kong has countless restaurants and dining opportunities for tourists and locals alike. As a cosmopolitan city with a significant expatriate population, it features a variety of international cuisines, but there are many delicious local delicacies as well.

One of the most famous Cantonese meals is dim sum, which means “touch your heart.” Typically eaten for breakfast or lunch, dim sum involves many different small dishes meant for sharing. The most popular include “haa gau” (shrimp dumplings), “siu mai” (shrimp and pork dumplings) and “cha siu bao” (barbequed pork buns). 

Just a short walk from the APSPOS Congress venue is the Kowloon City district, which is well known as an area with good and plentiful restaurants. It is particularly famous for its numerous Thai restaurants and shops, as many Thai immigrants once lived nearby. Islam Food, a humble shop serving delicious halal food in Xinjiang style, is both very popular and well reviewed.

Other unique dining experiences in Hong Kong include dai pai dongs, which often comprise open-air stalls along a small street, and cha chaan tengs, local diners that serve a mixture of Chinese and Western cuisine. Hong Kong is also known for its street food, including curry fish balls, stinky tofu and crispy egg puffs.

 
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   APSPOS Congress Secretariat

 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences,
4/F Hong Kong Eye Hospital
147K Argyle Street
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3943-5827
Fax: (852) 2715-9490
Email: secretariat@apspos.org