All the society’s activities culminate in its annual meeting. The society’s annual meeting features a carefully curated scientific program, tailored and relevant to doctors in the Asia-Pacific. The program includes important practice information provided by a top-rate faculty from around the world.
Highlights of the scientific program include a small number of high quality MasterClasses covering the hottest topics in ophthalmic surgery today, Film Festival, Top Gun and features the Combined Symposium of Cataract and Refractive Societies (CSCRS). First held in 2005 at the 18th APACRS annual meeting in Beijing, this joint symposium has become the most prominent session at the APACRS annual meetings. CSCRS represents an important collaboration and alliance of ASCRS and ESCRS, major cataract and refractive societies in presenting perspectives from the four corners of the globe.
Held in different countries in the Asia-Pacific region and welcoming delegates and guests from all over the world, the APACRS annual meeting has become the most important regional meeting for cataract and refractive surgery and one of the most important educational events in the global ophthalmological calendar.
In addition to giving attendees the opportunity to network, a venue to meet new colleagues and renew friendships, the society at its annual meetings cultivates excellence by recognizing the outstanding work of ophthalmologists in the Asia-Pacific:
The APACRS Gold Medal honors ophthalmologists in the region for outstanding contributions to the practice in terms of service, teaching, or research.
The prestigious APACRS LIM Lecture, named for the society’s founding president, is delivered by one ophthalmologist chosen each year to share their discoveries and innovations with their colleagues.
The APACRS Certified Educator (A.C.E.) award recognizes ophthalmologists who have made significant contributions to the training of surgeons in the Asia-Pacific.
Through these and other activities, the APACRS continues to work in close collaboration with the region’s most prominent local organizations, bringing them closer together with international partners from elsewhere in the world to serve the cataract and refractive surgery needs of over half the world’s population.