April 2018 | 1st Issue
You’re Invited to the APVRS 2018 Congress
    In this Issue

Welcome Message from Congress President
Important Dates—Mark Your Calendar!
COEX: APVRS 2018 Congress Venue
Introducing Seoul, South Korea

    Welcome Message from Congress President

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

On behalf of the Korean Retina Society, it is our great honor to invite you to the 12th Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) Congress in Seoul, Korea. 

We extend our heartfelt invitation to you in these turbulent times of our society.

The Organizing Committee is preparing the best program with high quality scientific sessions that will provide a great opportunity for all participants to keep up-to-date with the latest research findings in the field of vitreo-retina. This congress will allow you to learn the latest issues in vitreo-retina, as well as network with colleagues. 

It is our privilege to host this congress and we look forward to welcoming you to the wonderful city of Seoul. We greatly anticipate your active participation and interest in our congress. 

With warmest regards,

Dr Won Ki Lee
President, 12th APVRS Congress

    Important Dates—Mark Your Calendar!

Early bird registration and abstract submission for APVRS 2018 are now open. More details are available at http://2018.apvrs.org/.

Free papers, posters, e-posters and videos are all welcome. To submit an instruction course, please provide a course outline along with the speakers’ CVs. Please make sure you have obtained consent from all of your co-instructors before you submit.

Important dates for the 2018 APVRS Congress are provided below. Remember to mark your calendar accordingly so that you won’t miss any of the events.



Abstract Submission Opens

April 1, 2018

Early Bird Registration Opens

April 1, 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline

July 20, 2018

Hotel Reservation Opens

August 1, 2018

Early Bird Registration Deadline

September 30, 2018

Advance Registration Deadline

November 30, 2018

Opening Ceremony Featuring APVRS Tano Lecture

December 14, 2018

    COEX: APVRS 2018 Congress Venue

The 12th APVRS Congress will be held from December 14-16, 2018, at COEX Convention & Exhibition Center, located in Seoul’s popular Gangnam district. Situated next to Bongeun Temple and directly connected to the COEX Starfield Mall, the convention center provides guests with the chance to connect to both ancient history and modern pop culture in Korea.

For more information about COEX Convention & Exhibition Center, visit https://www.coexcenter.com/.

    Introducing Seoul, South Korea

Seoul is both the capital and the largest city in South Korea, with a population of around 10 million residents. It is an economic powerhouse that is also one of Asia’s major centers of arts, culture and entertainment.

With a history of more than 2,000 years, Seoul’s ancient roots are still visible today in its beautifully preserved palaces, temples and city gates. One of 5 palaces in the city, Changdeokgung is recognized as a notable landmark on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

After hosting many large-scale events the 2010 G-20 Summit and the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games, Korea is well equipped for international travelers with its excellent public transportation network and technological infrastructure. What’s more, the city’s exciting nightlife and plentiful street food make for a truly unique destination. Discover even more about the city has to offer this December at APVRS 2018!


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