May 2017 | 1st Issue
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Welcome Message
Important Dates – Mark Your Calendar
Program Overview
Hong Kong

    Welcome Message

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 Group (HKPOG); 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,


   Important Dates – Mark Your Calendar

Don’t want to miss the important dates for the inaugural APSPOS-HKPOC Congress in Hong Kong? Then mark your calendar accordingly!




Abstract Submission Opens

May 4, 2017

Early Bird Registration Opens

May 4, 2017

Hotel Reservation Opens (for speakers and officers)

June 12, 2017

Hotel Reservation Opens (for all delegates)

July 10, 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline

July 10, 2017

Abstract Selection Results

August 1, 2017

Early Bird Registration Deadline

August 16, 2017

Advance Registration Deadline

September 12, 2017


   Program Overview

Below is an overview of the schedule for the inaugural APSPOS-HKPOC Congress. The 2-day intensive program will include a total of 7 invited main symposia, along with 4–6 free paper sessions; young delegates symposia; and side symposia; and submitted posters.

   Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, which was a British colony from the mid-1800s until July 1997, is located adjacent to Guangdong Province in southern China. With more than 7 million residents living in just 2,755 square kilometers, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.

As an international financial and logistics hub, Hong Kong is a dynamic cosmopolitan city, with excellent transportation and communication networks. In addition to the native Cantonese dialect, both English and Mandarin Chinese are official languages used in public announcements, road names and signs. However, Hong Kong uses traditional rather than simplified Chinese characters.

Not far from Hong Kong’s ubiquitous skyscrapers are other lesser known aspects of the city, including beautiful beaches, hiking trails, country parks and more. The city is home to a variety of attractions catering to all types of travelers, which will be described in greater detail in future newsletters.




   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