June 2018 | 3rd Issue
Scientific Program Committee and Travel Grant Application
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Abstract Submission Ends in 1 Month!
Details of the Scientific Program Committee
Travel Grant Application Now Open
Old Historical Tour

    Abstract Submission Ends in 1 Month!

Don’t delay! The deadline to submit abstracts for the 12th Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) APVRS Congress in Seoul is fast approaching on Friday, July 20, 2018, at 11:59 pm (GMT +8). Free papers, posters, e-posters and videos are all welcome.

The APVRS Congress Secretariat encourages all authors to read the submission guidelines carefully and submit their abstracts well in advance of the deadline in order to avoid any last-minute complications or delays. Late submissions will not be accepted.

    Details of the Scientific Program Committee

Organizers are pleased to announce that the Scientific Program Committee for the 12th APVRS Congress has been finalized. Together, committee members from the Asia-Pacific and around the world will coordinate 22 invited symposia featuring the latest advancements in the vitreo-retina subspecialty.


    Travel Grant Application Now Open

Travel grant applications for the 12th APVRS Congress are now being accepted. This year, APVRS is pleased to offer up to 5 Prof. Yasuo Tano Travel Grants to young vitreoretinal specialists attending the 12th Congress in Seoul.

Priority will be given to applicants who are younger than age 40, from a developing country and whose presentations have been accepted (as a free paper or poster) as part of the Congress scientific program. Recipients who live outside of the Congress host country (Korea) will each be awarded US$500, whereas those from Korea will be granted US$250.

Applications for APVRS travel grants will be accepted through August 31, 2018. Interested ophthalmologists should complete the online application form available after logging in to the APVRS Congress system at http://congress.apvrs.org/. Selection results will be announced by early October 2018.

    Old Historical Tour

Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most well-preserved royal palaces from the Joseon Dynasty founded in 1392 and lasted until 1910. This is where kings and their ministers discussed state affairs to effectively reign over the people, and where the royal family resided. Changdeokgung palace was built in 1405 by King Taejong, the third ruler of Joseon.

The whole Changdeokgung compound covers an area of about 462,000 square meters (110 acres) and the Rear garden also known as the Secret Garden accounts for two thirds of the total grounds.

It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage in 1997 and is regarded as a masterpiece of Korean Palace architecture where the buildings are in perfect harmony with the natural setting.


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