July 2018 | 4th Issue
Abstract Submission Deadline and Submitted Program Committee
    In this Issue

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to July 27!
Abstract Awards at APVRS 2018
Details of the Submitted Program Committee
Overview of the Congress Social Program
Important Hotel Information
Touring the DMZ

    Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to July 27!

One more week!

Please note that abstract submission for the 12th Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) Congress in Seoul has been extended until Friday, July 27, 2018, at 11:59 pm (GMT +8). That gives you an extra 7 days to get your abstracts ready…

Free papers, posters, e-posters and videos are all welcome.

All authors are encouraged 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.

    Abstract Awards at APVRS 2018

The APVRS Congress will present awards for the best abstracts in several different categories at APVRS 2018, as outlined below.

• Free Papers (5 awards)
• Posters (3 awards)
• E-Posters (3 awards)
• Videos (3 awards)

All winning authors will be recognized in the APVRS final program book and receive complimentary tickets to the Congress Party on Saturday, December 15, 2018, where they will be presented with their award certificate. All winners must attend the Congress Party or nominate a representative to accept their award.

    Details of the Submitted Program Committee

In addition to 22 invited symposiums, the scientific program of the 12th APVRS Congress will feature submitted sessions including free papers and instruction courses. Organizers are pleased to introduce the distinguished line-up of international retinal specialists who will oversee this aspect of the Congress.


    Overview of the Congress Social Program

The social program at APVRS 2018 in Seoul will include the following events. Stay tuned for more details!


    Important Hotel Information

Located in the popular Gangnam district, the APVRS 2018 Congress venue, Coex, is also easily accessible from many 3- to 5-star hotels. Congress organizers have secured competitive rates for delegates at a number of different nearby hotels, and the Intercontinental Seoul Coex will serve as the official Congress hotel.

Mark your calendars! Hotel reservation for delegates who have registered for APVRS 2018 and completed the payment process will begin next month!

More details about selected hotels and reservation procedures are available on the Congress website.

    Touring the DMZ

The Korean peninsula is home to a single nation of people with the same language and ethnicity, divided into two countries. The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a buffer zone, which was established on July 27, 1953 when the armistice agreement was signed during the Korean War. The DMZ vividly captures the scars and wounds of the Korean War as well as the wishes and hopes for the future. 

South and North Korea are divided by a line across the Korean Peninsula, running from the mouth of the Imjingang River in the east to the town of Goseong in the west. On either side of the border is a 2km-wide stretch of land where military activity is forbidden. The zone has been protected from human disturbance for about 6 decades and has unintentionally become a haven for wildlife. The destinations in this ecological area have been regaining popularity among eco-minded tourists.


The DMZ extends from Gyeonggi-do to Gangwon-do, including seven different cities and smaller counties of Paju, Yeoncheon, Cheorwon, Hwacheon, Yanggu, Inje and Goseong. To make the most of your visit, be sure to decide in advance which region you want to visit.  

More importantly, don’t forget to bring your passport when visiting the DMZ. Tourists are additionally reminded that photography is highly restricted, so please check before taking any photographs.


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