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  22nd APACRS Annual Meeting E-News Vol. 9 8 June 2009  
Program Highlights

JOINT PLENARY OF APACRS-ASCRS-ESCRS
One of the highlights of the scientific program is a unique joint plenary session entitled "Experiential Wisdom from Around the World" which will bring together world renowned speakers from three major cataract and refractive societies, namely APACRS, ASCRS and ESCRS. Spend two hours with our expert panelists to discuss topics such as type of incision, minimizing astigmatism, intraocular lens material and correcting presbyopia.
  Date: Friday, 26 June 2009
Time: 10:30 hrs - 12:30 hrs




2009 APACRS LIM LECTURE
Come and listen to Dr. David F.Chang as he delivers the 2009 APACRS LIM Lecture entitled "Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome" at the Opening Ceremony of the 22nd APACRS Annual Meeting.

Date: Friday, 26 June 2009
Time: 09:30 hrs - 10:00 hrs




Symposiums
Symposiums covering the latest techniques and technologies in Cataract and Refractive Surgery and video symposiums where speakers present challenging cases as well as clinical pearls and tips in managing complications.



APACRS Film Festival Awards Ceremony
Come and attend the 2009 APACRS Film Festival Awards Ceremony. Join us at the cocktail reception at 5.30pm to chill out before we proceed to the main hall for the Awards Ceremony at 6.30pm.

Date:
Time:

Venue:

Saturday, 27 June 2009
5.30pm (Cocktail reception)
6.30pm (Awards Ceremony)
Hall B5 (2), B Block, Level 5, Tokyo International Forum

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Invited Faculty of Speakers
Graham BARRETT, Australia
Paul HUGHES, Australia
Hai-Ke GUO, China
YAO Ke, China
Michael KNORZ, Germany
Manfred TETZ, Germany
John CHANG, Hong Kong
Sri GANESH, India
S. NATARAJAN, India
Mohan RAJAN, India
Abhay R. VASAVADA, Australia
S. ISTIANTORO, Indonesia
Hiroko BISSEN-MIYAJIMA, Japan
Naoyuki MAEDA, Japan
Kazunori MIYATA, Japan
Tetsuro OSHIKA, Japan
Kimiya SHIMIZU, Japan
Shigeto SHIMMURA, Japan
  Choun-Ki JOO, Korea
Wan-Soo KIM, Korea
Hung-Won TCHAH, Korea
YC LEE, Malaysia
Robert T. ANG, Philippines
Boris MALYUGIN, Russia
Wing-Kwong CHAN, Singapore
Tat-Keong CHAN, Singapore
Soon-Phaik CHEE, Singapore
Donald TAN, Singapore
Ronald YEOH, Singapore
Charith FONSEKA, Sri Lanka
Pannet PANGPUTHIPONG, Thailand
Prin ROJANAPONGPUN, Thailand
Clive PECKAR, UK
Paul ROSEN, UK
Paul URSELL, UK
David F. CHANG, USA
General Information
Dates:
Friday, 26 June 2009 to Sunday, 28 June 2009

Congress Venue:
Tokyo International Forum, 5-1 Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan

Language: 
The official language of the congress is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

Local time:
Local time in Tokyo is GMT+9

Climate:
Tokyo has four distinct seasons. The summer months, June, July and August can be fairly hot and very humid; temperatures rise up to 32 degrees Celsius or 90 degrees Farenheit. Summer has a rainy season which lasts around one month from mid July.

Currency:
The Japanese currency is in Yen. Please visit www.oanda.com for the latest currency rate.

Mobile Phones:
Japan adopts a different communications network system from the rest of the world, and unless you have a 3G phone, your own mobile will not work during your stay. Please check your mobile carrier’s roaming service in Japan in advance.

About Tokyo:
Places of interest to go in Tokyo.   More info

Acknowledgement
The Organizing Committee of the 22nd APACRS Annual Meeting wishes to express its appreciation to the following individuals, organizations and sponsors for their strong support:


All exhibitors, overseas and local speakers, and all other who have, in one way or another contributed to the success of this meeting.
Thank you!