President's Invitation

It is with great pleasure to invite you to the 20 th anniversary meeting and the 11 th biennial meeting of the Asia-Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (APSOPRS) which will be held at the Marriott Hotel, Manila, Philippines. The very first meeting of APSOPRS was also in Manila in November 2000 and after 20 years, the biennial meet will finally be back where it all started. This will be a joint meeting with the Philippine Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PSOPRS) and also in conjunction with the 75 th anniversary meeting of the Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology (PAO).

Pre-congress courses are lined up and will be held at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City. These include Endonasal Endoscopic DCR with cadaveric dissections and live surgery, orbital fracture plating course and 3-D oculoplastic surgical videos.

The 3-day program will have keynote speakers from all over the world. Some of the notable ones that have confirmed their attendance are Javed Ali (India), Richard Allen (USA), Peter Dolman (Canada), Bita Esmaeli (USA), Naresh Joshi (United Kingdom) and Francesco Leoni (Italy). Speakers from the Asia Pacific region will also join the fray of a full-packed program with a wide coverage of clinical and research lectures in ophthalmic plastic, lacrimal, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Aside from the scientific nature of this meeting, a post congress trip to the beautiful island of Boracay is also on the works!

On behalf of the APSOPRS, PSOPRS and the PAO, I again invite you to Manila, not only for the meeting but also to learn and experience Philippine culture and hospitality. See you!


Here are some of our speakers

Bita Esmaeli, MD , FACS

Bita Esmaeli, M.D. , FACS

Professor, Director, Ophthalmic Plastic and Orbital Surgery Fellowship Program Department of Plastic Surgery M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas USA

Speaker 3

Naresh Joshi, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust London Honorary Consultant to the Royal Marsden Founding member & Former President British Ophthalmic Plastic Surgical Society

Speaker 4

Peter J. Dolman, M.D.

Division Head Oculoplastics and Orbit University of British Columbia Hospital Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Speaker 2

Richard C. Allen, M.D., PhD. FACS.

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas, USA

Speaker 5

Mohammad Javed Ali, M.D., PhD, FRCS

HEAD, Govindram Seksaria Institute of Dacryology (GSID), L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India VISITING PROFESSOR, Friedrich Alexander University, Nuremberg, Germany ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, University of Rochester, New York ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT SCIENTIST, FAU University, Nuremberg, Germany

Speaker 6

Gangadhara Sundar, M.D., DO, FRCSEd, FAMS

Head & Senior Consultant, Orbit & Oculofacial Surgery Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital Assistant Professor, Dept of Ophthalmology, National University of Singapore Vice President, Singapore Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (SSOPRS) Chair, Scientific Committee, Asia Pacific Ophthalmic Trauma Society (APOTS)

Speaker 7

Francesco Quaranta Leoni

Director Oftalmoplastica Roma and Orbital and Adnexal Service - Villa Tiberia Hospital - GVM Care & Research. President ESOPRS (European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) Past Present of SICOP (Italian Society of Oculoplastic Surgery)

Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

Marriott Grand Ballroom, Marriott Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines