June 2017 | 2nd Issue
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Abstract Submission Ends in 1 Month!
All-Star Advisory Board
Travel Grant Application Deadline
Sponsor the Inaugural APSPOS Congress
Hong Kong's Most Popular Attractions

    Abstract Submission Ends in 1 Month!

Don’t delay! Time is running out to submit abstracts for the inaugural APSPOS Congress. Abstract submission will close on Monday, July 10, 2017, at 11:59 pm (GMT +8).

Only abstracts submitted through the APSPOS Congress system will be considered for the submitted program. The APSPOS Congress Secretariat encourages all interested authors to read the submission guidelines carefully before beginning the submission process.

Early bird registration for the inaugural APSPOS Congress will remain open through Wednesday, August 16, 2017, after which advance registration rates will be in effect. All APSPOS members are entitled to a 20% discount on registration fees.

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

   All-Star Advisory Board

Formation of the Advisory Board of the inaugural APSPOS Congress is now complete, featuring leaders in paediatric ophthalmology from Hong Kong and around the world. With their participation, the Scientific Program of the inaugural APSPOS Congress will be a great success and definitely one not to be missed!

Congress organizers are grateful to all the Advisors for their support to this important new event in pediatric ophthalmology.

   Travel Grant Application Deadline

Act now! The deadline to submit travel grant applications for the inaugural Asia-Pacific Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Society (APSPOS) Congress, in conjunction with the first Hong Kong Paediatric Ophthalmology Congress (HKPOC), is fast approaching on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

This year, up to 3 APSPOS Travel Grants will be awarded to young ophthalmologists in the Asia-Pacific region who have submitted an abstract to APSPOS-HKPOC 2017 and will attend BOTH APSPOS-HKPOC 2017 in Hong Kong and the CAPOS/AAPOS joint meeting in Shanghai.

Priority will be given to ophthalmologists who are aged 40 or below, from a developing country and whose presentations (free paper or poster) have been accepted by the Scientific Program Committee of APSPOS-HKPOC 2017. Each successful applicant will receive US$500 if they live outside the host country of APSPOS-HKPOC 2017 (i.e. Hong Kong) whereas those who live in the host country will receive US$300.

Interested young ophthalmologists should complete the online application form at http://congress.apspos.org/ by June 10 at 11:59 pm (GMT+8). Selection results will be announced in mid-July.

For more information, please visit http://2017.apspos.org/travel-grant/.

   Sponsor the Inaugural APSPOS Congress

The APSPOS Congress offers a wide range of exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities for companies and organizations to reach ophthalmologists from countries in the Asia-Pacific region. To learn more about corporate partnership involvement with APSPOS, please download the sponsorship prospectus.

Act now! Don’t miss the chance to participate in the very first APSPOS Congress, in conjunction with the first Hong Kong Paediatric Ophthalmology Congress.

   Hong Kong's Most Popular Attractions

Travelers in Hong Kong can enjoy a wide variety of leisure activities, including cultural and historic landmarks, natural wonders and more. Make the most of your stay in Hong Kong by visiting these must-see attractions!

At the top of any tourist’s must-do list is The Peak, one of several tall mountains rising behind the skyscrapers of the city below. On a clear day, visitors to the The Peak on Hong Kong Island will have beautiful views of everything on land and sea for miles around. What’s more, the historic Peak Tram ride up to the top is not to be missed.

Separating Hong Kong Island from Kowloon is Victoria Harbor, which offers panoramic vistas of the city skyline. A ride on the famous Star Ferry is an economical and enjoyable way to experience this fragrant harbor. From the ferry pier in Tsim Sha Tsui, visitors can easily access many other sites, including the old railway station clock tower and the scenic waterfront promenade.

Lantau Island is one of Hong Kong’s outlying islands, and in fact, it is much larger than Hong Kong Island itself. It is home to many beaches and hiking trails, as well as the magical Hong Kong Disneyland. Additionally, the well-known Big Buddha statue is located near Po Lin Monastery and Ngong Ping village. For a more picturesque journey, take the cable car from Tung Chung to visit the Buddha.

For more information about things to see and do in Hong Kong, please visit http://www.discoverhongkong.com.


   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