Program Highlights

Plenary Sessions

Latest Developments and Advances in Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

March 24, 2016
14:30 – 15:30 & 17:00 – 18:00
Plenary Hall, 3/F, Taipei International Convention Center
As a highlight of the scientific program, the two plenary sessions on advances in ophthalmology feature some of the world’s leading experts who will share clinically relevant and innovative developments in the field. We hope that these sessions will enable everyone to keep abreast of the latest developments regarding the new technologies, surgical techniques, drugs, and treatment options available for patients.

SOE Symposiums

Co-sponsored by the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE), the 31st APAO Congress will feature 4 invited symposiums organized by SOE.

  1. European Approach for Difficult Cataract Surgical Conditions
  2. Macular Surgery I
  3. Melanomas and Other Adult Intraocular Tumors
  4. Walking Along the Silk Route — Where East Meets West

Named Lectures

Jose Rizal Medal
Tetsuro Oshika, MD, PhD
Development of a Comprehensive Evaluation System for Anterior Segment Structure and Function

Jose Rizal International Medal
Jerry A. Shields, MD
Cysts of the IRIS Pigment Epithelium. What’s new and interesting?

APAO ICO Mark Tso Golden Apple Award
Kanxing Zhao, MD, PhD
Developments in Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmology of the Past Two Decades in China

De Ocampo Lecture
Jimmy Lai, MD
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

Holmes Lecture
Shigeru Kinoshita, MD, PhD
Translational Research Opens New Horizons for Devastating Corneal Diseases

Susruta Lecture
R. D. Ravindran, MD
Improving Visual Outcomes and Minimizing Surgical Complications in a Large Volume of Cataract Surgeries at Aravind

Arthur Lim Award
Ava Hossain, MD
Strategy, Challenges, and Opportunities of the National Eye Care Program of Bangladesh

Nakajima Award
Catherine Green, MB ChB, FRANZCO
Harnessing the Power of One — Think Global, Act Local