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 Botulinum Toxin and Fillers Instructional Course Orbital Plating Course 3D 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!

Raoul Paolo D. Henson, M.D.

APSOPRS President 2019



We are inviting our colleagues to submit abstracts for oral, poster and video presentations for the Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (APSOPRS) Biennial Meeting in Manila.

Please see the guidelines below:

  • All abstracts must be written in English, with a maximum length of 300 words.
  • If there are multiple authors, the primary author is responsible for securing consent for submission from his co-authors.
  • The primary author is responsible for securing consent from patients whose clinical data will be included in the final presentation.
  • There is no limit to the number of submissions per author.
  • Abstracts will be accepted until July 31, 2020, 11:59 Philippine Standard Time (UTC+08:00).
  • Primary authors of accepted presentations will be informed via email by August 31, 2020.
  • If a presentation is accepted, at least one of the authors must be pre- registered by September 30, 2020, and present at the APSOPRS Biennial Meeting (Nov 25 to 27, 2020 in Manila, Philippines).
  • Final oral presentations will be allotted 8 minutes. Final video presentations must be 8 to 10 minutes only, narrated in English or with English subtitles.

Please click on the button to open the submission form.

Authors will be informed by email if their submissions are accepted. Prizes will be awarded for the best entries for each category.

Important Dates:

February 5 to July 31, 2020 Abstract submission
August 31, 2020 Primary authors of accepted presentations will be informed via email.
September 30, 2020 At least one author must be pre-registered by this date.


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 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)


Pre-congress Venue: Henry Sy Sr. Auditorium, St. Lukes Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila

Dr. Debraj Shome ( Botulinum Toxin and Fillers )

Dr. Milind Naik ( Orbital fracture Plating Course )

Dr. Ganga Sundar ( 3D Surgical Videos )


Event Venue

Discover a stylish haven with a coveted location in world-famous Resorts World. Manila Marriott Hotel offers contemporary elegance in well-appointed accommodations with deluxe bedding, marble bathrooms and modern technology. Elevate your stay in one of the elegantly designed suites in our West Wing. Ignite your senses with diverse dining options, including a steakhouse and all-day buffet.

Enjoy a convenient location near SM Mall of Asia, Bonifacio Global City, Manila Ocean Park and the Makati business district. Host flawless events in 94,496 square feet of expansive function space, including the magnificent Grand Ballroom, which seats 3,800. After a day of business, shopping or golf at the Villamor Golf Course, find your balance at our hotel spa. Just minutes from Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, our 5-star hotel is a relaxing haven amid some of the Philippines' most celebrated attractions.

Marriott Grand Ballroom, Marriott Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines


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Our resort gives you a front-row seat to a tropical landscape. Its stylish rooms and facilities, and tailor-fit, intuitive service will make your stay a true experience of luxury.

It ranks among the best on the island with its signature boutique aesthetic and subtle aplomb. It oozes with personality and exudes a modernly chic sensibility that is unique.

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