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APOIS Meeting

Global ophthalmologists gather in SNEC

The 1st Asia-Pacific Ocular Imaging Society (APOIS) Meeting was held from 17 to 19 January 2020 at Academia.

Guest-of-honour Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health leaned in for a group photo with Prof Wong Tien Yin, Medical Director, SNEC, Adj Assoc Prof Lee Shu Yen, President of SSO and Co-Chair of the event’s Organising Committee and other delegates

Jointly hosted by the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (SSO) and APOIS, the 35th Singapore-Malaysia Joint Meeting in Ophthalmology was held in conjunction with the 1st APOIS Meeting. Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health, graced the opening ceremony as the guest of honour.

The three-day event saw the attendance of more than 500 delegates from 36 countries. It served to unite a global community of ophthalmologists through knowledge exchange, so as to pave the way towards more innovations in the field of ophthalmology.

One of the programme highlights was the 1st Global Young Ophthalmologists Symposium organised by the SSO, Young Ophthalmologists (YO) Chapter.

Featuring renowned speakers from American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE), and other international YO societies, the Symposium provided the attendees a platform to debate on the role of innovations in YO practice and training, as well as to present innovative techniques via surgical videos.

Other highlights included talks for allied health professionals and plenary lectures, where speakers shared their expertise and research findings. The APOIS hands-on imaging workshop consisted of six stations starring different equipment.