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[December 11] The 14th APVRS Congress – Congress of the Asia pacific vitreo-retina Society

Plenary Session & Special Award Lectures

This year, the opening ceremony of the APVRS 2021 Virtual will be broadcasted on December 11, 2021, 12:00 nn (GMT+8). 3 award lectures, the Tano Lecture, Constable Lecture, and International Award Lecture, will be implemented into our opening and closing ceremonies as per tradition.

The awardees and their respective award lectures are as follows:

 

A plenary session, featuring a list of top-notch vitreo-retinal specialists, will be a new addition to the opening of our first-ever virtual congress. Below are the speakers line-up and symposium synopsis for the plenary session:

Plenary Session – Cutting Edge Retina 2021

The APVRS Congress plenary session this year highlights the latest development and cutting-edge technology for the management of vitreo-retinal diseases. The topics included are the development of ocular bevacizumab which may have an enormous impact in treating patients with macular diseases in the Asia-Pacific region; the development of a new intraocular tamponade agent which may be a game-changer for vitreo-retinal surgery in the years to come. The last topic is about the bright future of gene therapy, using a cutting-edge technology of CRISPR, for retinal disease which is ongoing in a clinical trial in the US.

 Scientific Highlights on Day 2 (Dec 12, Sun)

 

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy (PCV)
13:15 – 14:15 (GMT+8), Livestream 1

  • The APVRS Congress plenary session this year highlights latest development and cutting-edge technology for the management of vitreo-retinal disease. The topics included are the development of ocular bevacizumab which may have an enormous impact in treating patients with macular diseases in the Asia-Pacific region; the development of a new intraocular tamponade agent which may be a game-changer for vitreo-retinal surgery in the years to come. The last topic is about the bright future of gene therapy, using a cutting-edge technology of CRISPR, for retinal disease which is ongoing in a clinical trial in the US.

Pediatric Retina: Epidemiology, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
13:15 – 14:15 (GMT+8), Livestream 2

  • In the past decade, there have been innovations in research, technology, and surgical care that are impacting the care of children with retinal disorders. Artificial intelligence algorithms are being developed applied to pediatric retinal diseases, with significant implications for improving clinical care. Gene therapy is now available or under research for diseases that were previously untreatable. Small gauge instrumentation has changed the safety and techniques of vitreoretinal surgery. The section will bring together an international group of pediatric retina specialists to highlight these and other recent advances in pediatric retina, including the updated International Classification of ROP. Learning objectives: 1. Have a basic understanding of updated knowledge on medical and surgical treatment of pediatric retinal disorders. 2. Describe the changes in the updated classification of ROP. 3. Understand the role of genetic testing for current and future therapeutic options. 4. Be aware of the latest publication of International Classification of ROP 3

Updates on Retinal Imaging
14:30 – 15:30 (GMT+8), Livestream 1

  • This symposium will offer highly clinically relevant tips and updates on using imaging to help clinical management. Speakers will provide updates of imaging in a wide range of retinal diseases. Several imaging modalities will be covered, including OCT, angiography and widefield imaging. The emphasis will be on functional correlation and clinical utility.

Pearls for Surgical Retina
17:00 – 18:00 (GMT+8), Livestream 1

  • The “Pearls for Surgical Retina” symposium will feature focussed topics on surgical techniques for vitreoretinal surgeons. Featuring experts from Asia, Europe, Australia and the USA, this session will provide practical tips for dealing with difficult surgical scenarios. Topics covered will include retinal detachment, IOL management, diabetic retinopathy, macular hole, myopia, vitreous opacities and choroidal lesions. The session will be interactive with time for questions and answers.

For more information, please enter Website: APVRS 2021 – the 14th Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society Congress