August 2018 | 5th Issue
Early Bird Registration and Hotel Reservation Now Available
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Early Bird Registration Rates Still Available!
Scientific Program Highlights: DRCR.net
Hotel Reservation Now Open
A Night Out in Seoul

    Early Bird Registration Rates Still Available!

Early bird registration for the 12th Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) Congress in Seoul, co-hosted by the Korean Retina Society, will remain open through Sunday, September 30, 2018. Register and complete the payment process before the deadline to secure deeply discounted rates!

Groups of 5 delegates or more are encouraged to take advantage of the group registration process. Additionally, registration in the trainee category must be completed in advance and will not be available on site during the Congress. For more information, please visit the Congress website.

    Scientific Program Highlights: DRCR.net


The DRCR Network, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, is dedicated to multicenter clinical research of diabetic retinopathy, macular edema and other retinal diseases. This symposium will highlight recent clinically relevant findings from the DRCR Network in the management of diabetic macular edema and proliferative diabetic retinopathy, with specific reference to application in Asian populations.

    Hotel Reservation Now Open

Hotel reservation for the 12th APVRS Congress in Seoul is now open to all paid delegates. Located just minutes away from Coex, the 5-star InterContinental Seoul Coex is the official hotel of the 2018 APVRS Congress.

Congress organizers have secured competitive rates for delegates at a number of different hotels located near the Congress venue, including the GLAD Gangnam Coex Center and Hotel Peyto Samsung, which are also within easy walking distance.

Further details of selected hotels and reservation procedures can be found on the Congress website. Delegates are encouraged to reserve hotel rooms at their earliest convenience, as the reservation deadline is Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

Don’t delay, register today! Only paid delegates for the 12th APVRS Congress can make hotel reservations after logging in to the online Congress system.

    A Night Out in Seoul

Don’t miss a fabulous evening in Seoul! For 365 days a year, Seoul never sleeps. A true Seoul experience starts after sunset.  

Namsan Hanok Village

Most tourist sites are closed after dark, except the Namsan Hanok traditional house village. It’s the best place to understand more about Korean history through architecture. 

N Seoul Tower

N Seoul Tower is another must-see landmark in Seoul. The tower becomes even more romantic at night, when the city lights up.  


One of the most vibrant places in Seoul by night is Myeongdong. This bustling area is known for its many shops and Korean street snacks.  

Cheonggye Stream

Another great evening activity is to take a walk along Cheonggye-cheon (Cheonggye stream). This photo-worthy spot was built as part of an urban renewal project and only takes about 1.5 hours to visit. 

Whatever you choose, an evening in Seoul won’t disappoint!  


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APVRS Secretariat


Phone: (852) 3943-5889
Fax: (852) 2715-9490
Email: secretariat@apvrs.org 
Website: http://2018.apvrs.org/