November 2018 | 6th Issue
APVRS 2018 Travel Grant Recipients Announced
    In this Issue

Advance Registration
Scientific Program Highlights
Special Lectures
APVRS 2018 Travel Grant Recipients
KRS Travel Grant Application Has Been Extended!
Visa Assistance
Skiing in Korea

    Advance Registration

Advance registration rates for the 12th Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society (APVRS) Congress in Seoul, Korea are now in effect through November 30, 2018 (Friday). For more information, please visit our Congress website at http://2018.apvrs.org/registration/.

    Scientific Program Highlights

Advances and Controversies in Macular Surgery [Video Symposium]

  • With updates of surgical treatments in various macular diseases including a lamellar hole, macular hole, myopic tractional maculopathy, optic pit maculopathy, and submacular hemorrhage, as a video session. This session also aims to resolve such debates and provide suggestions to help ophthalmologists choose the best methods for their own practices.

  Updates on Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

  • Neovascular AMD and PCV - Recent diagnostic developments provided the novel knowledge of complicated central serous chorioretinopathy, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, and pachydrusen, etc. And the data of concept, mechanism of final subretinal fibrosis and the real world of wet AMD treatment are more than exciting.

  • Dry AMD - Rapid advancement of high-resolution imaging technologies provides in-depth knowledge in retinal diseases including multifactorial dry AMD. Heterogeneous phenotypic manifestation of dry AMD may vary among ethnicities and several biomarkers may impact disease progression. Preventive measures would be desirable to halt or slow progression and conversion to late-stage disease manifestations. Various pharmacologic agents tackling different pathways are under development to intervene in dry AMD in order to prevent visual loss of the disease.

Diabetic Retinopathy Symposium: 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.

    Special Lectures

Every year, APVRS honors individuals for their exemplary leadership and significant contributions in advancing the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of vitreo-retinal diseases at the prestigious named award lectures during the APVRS Congress. 

This year, three illustrious ophthalmologists have been recognized for their outstanding efforts in the vitreo-retinal field. The winners and their respective Awards are as follows:


Each Award Lecture winner will be celebrated at the 12th APVRS Congress, where they will give a special talk about their research. 

Joining the above three lectures is Hyung-Woo Kwak Lecture. Winner of this lecture will be announced at the Congress.

    APVRS 2018 Travel Grant Recipients

We have received a number of highly eligible applications for the 2018 APVRS Yasuo Tano Travel Grant. With due consideration, a total of 5 individuals have been selected as awardees. Each selected vitreo-retinal specialist will receive US$500 toward their travel expenses to the 12th APVRS Congress in Seoul. APVRS congratulates the following recipients:


    KRS Travel Grant Application Has Been Extended!


f0cef282-6054-4b4f-8c1d-67791e0cebfa.pngKRS Travel Grant applications date has been extended until November 26! 

Up to 5 applicants will receive the KRS Travel Grants for attending the 12th APVRS Congress in Seoul, South Korea. Successful applicant will each receive US 500 and Free registration.

In this regards, Interested ophthalmologists
please send the email apvrs2018@ezpmp.co.kr as free format.
(Ex. Name, Affiliation, E-mail, Contact number and Introduction or your story)

    Visa Assistance

Visitors entering Korea are required to have a valid passport and a Korean visa. However, a total of 107 countries are under visa waiver agreements with the Korean government, where visitors may enter the country without a visa for either 30 or 90 days. For the full list of countries with visa waivers, please click here.

Delegates who require a visa to enter Korea are encouraged to submit their application at their earliest convenience. Visas can be applied at Korean embassies or consular offices in the applicant’s country of residence.

After registering for APVRS 2018, delegates can generate a letter of invitation from our Congress system for visa application.

    Skiing in Korea

If you are into skiing and snowboarding, Korea is the perfect winter wonderland for your adventure. The ski season generally starts from December through March.


The ski resorts in Korea are some of the finest in the world that attract thousands of tourists every year. Many of the popular resorts are located in the Gangwon-do Province, the region that is known for its abundant snowfall, or in the outskirts of Seoul. Resorts are equipped with the latest facilities with a great range of slopes for both beginners and experts.


Gangwon-do is home to the Yongpyong Resort, the biggest ski and snowboard resort in Korea. The mountains of Yongpyong are known as the “Alps of Korea. The resort has hosted the World Cup Ski Championship, the Winter Asian Games, and it was also one of the venues for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.


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