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APAO Sydney 2011 Preview

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) will host the 26th Congress of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) in Sydney 20 to 24 March 2011.

With more than 700 invited speakers, and 20 parallel conference sessions per day, the Congress offers something for every ophthalmologist and those in the allied eye-health profession.

“Those with defined interests will find something and those with broad interests will be spoilt for choice,” said Professor Charles McGhee, Chair of the Scientific Program Committee.

There will be more than 200 individual symposia as well as 500 free papers. Two live surgery sessions will be streamed to the Congress venue at the Sydney Convention Centre at Darling Harbour.

“There will be many speakers who are at the top of their profession, representing all ophthalmic subspecialties,” says Prof. McGhee.

“The combination of APAO’s standing in the ophthalmic community and Sydney as a destination have been very powerful drawcards. There will be big delegations from China, Korea, UK, USA, France, Germany, Spain, Greece, Japan, Italy and Canada. The Asia-Pacific region and the Northern Hemisphere are well-represented.”

There will be a number of associated meetings held before the APAO Congress. These include the meetings of the Australia and New Zealand Cornea Society; the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO); and Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI).

Congress President, A/Prof Ivan Goldberg, says the international-standard scientific program is being coupled with a social program which promises to be second-to-none.

“No-one who attends APAO in Sydney in 2011 will be disappointed. There is a sense of excitement and anticipation for a well-run, world-standard meeting offering a broad range of educational opportunities and technological updates through a huge exhibition and a fun social program.”

To register go to http://apaosydney2011.com/Registration.htm