Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are pleased to invite you to join us at the 26th APACRS Annual meeting which will be held from 11 to 14 July 2013 at the new Singapore Suntec Convention Centre after a multi-million dollar redevelopment.The Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons holds its annual meeting in different countries in the Asia-Pacific region and has become the most important regional meeting for surgeons who have an interest in cataract and refractive surgery. In addition to attendees from different countries in the region, we also attract a large number of international speakers and delegates from other parts of the world who contribute to what has become one of the most important educational events in the ophthalmological calendar. This 2013 meeting is unique and for the first time, the Asia Cornea Society and The Cornea Society will be our partners in presenting an even more comprehensive anterior segment program.The theme of the meeting - Pearls from the Orient will be a global focus on the anterior segment bringing together some of the world leaders and innovators in the fields of Cataract, Refractive Surgery and Corneal Surgery & External Eye Disease. You can also look forward to a diverse program featuring Plenary lectures, symposia, core instructional courses, masterclasses, hands-on wetlabs and live surgery demonstration.We look forward to welcoming you to Singapore – an exciting occasion for simulating scientific exchange and the renewal of friendships and ties.
The 26th APACRS annual meeting promises to be the anterior segment event of 2013 anywhere in the world!
Collaborations between the Asia Cornea Society, the Cornea Society and the Asian Angle Closure Glaucoma Club mean that for the first time there will be Cornea Day and Glaucoma symposiums on Thursday 11 July 2013.
The highlights of this meeting include:
MasterClassesAdvanced courses covering Mastering FemtoPhaco, Glued IOLs, Femto Flap Creation, Biometry From Flex to Smile, Phaco Complications
Core Instructional Courses Covering Phaco Fundamentals, Retinal updates, Ocular Trauma, Optimizing Outcomes in Toric IOLs, Pterygium and Phaco Trabeculectomy
Quality Symposiums The most topical issues in cataract and refractive surgery tackled in ‘standard’ as well as more adversarial and entertaining debate-style symposiums.
Live Surgery Featuring femtophaco and standard phaco surgery with the latest implants
KITARO Artificial Eye WetlabsFor the first time at any APACRS meeting, we will be offering wetlabs under the supervision of experienced phaco teachers and Prof. Junsuke Akura, the award-winning inventor of the KITARO wetlab system.
Film Festival The Film Festival fuses ophthalmic surgical acumen with cinematic vision and we expect a bigger and better Film Festival each year!
Nursing Program Our nurses play a critical support role in our practice and are integral to enhancing the overall patient experience. This is a wonderful opportunity for them to network and share experiences and to take home pearls of wisdom which are practical and applicable to your practice.
18 July 12
Online abstract submission
18 August 12
Registration and housing open
18 March 13
Deadline for Abstract Submission (Extended Date)
08 April 13
Notification of Acceptance of Abstract (Extended Date)
18 April 13
Deadline for 1st tier early bird registration (Extended Date)
18 May 13
Deadline for 2nd tier registration
10 July 13
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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - Sunday, July 14, 2013 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suntec Singapore1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City 039593
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