APOC MANILA 2019
Innovation and disruption, brought about by the onslaught of technology and the ever changing consumer landscape, define the modern business and professional environment. Can optometry cope, even thrive? Given this existential challenge, is clear that what optometry needs is what it claims to deliver to its service constituency: clear vision. APOC 2019 Manila seeks to ramp up discussion on this urgent topic. With the theme, "Optometry Refocused: Adapting to Disruptive Technologies and Heightened Consumerism", optometrist from around the world will seek to forge a new path for the profession nationally, regionally and globally, ensuring its continued relevance and vitality. The place is Manila, Philippines. The dates are June 17-20, 2019. SEE you there!
Greetings and Welcome
A great event experience. All our efforts and labors at conceptualizing, organizing and conducting APOC 2019 revolve around this central aspiration. We want all those who will attend the event to not only enhance their technical toolkit by attending the many exciting scientific sessions and presentations; renew connections, and forge new ones; be updated on the latest technology to upgrade their practice; and savor the scenic, gastronomic and cultural offerings of the Philippines, the host country. We also want them to come away knowing that he or she has been a participant in a watershed moment that will shape the future of global Optometry.
Welcome to APOC 2019 Manila. Mabuhay!
Rheza Marisse Badon-Tabasuares, OD
OAP National President
APOC Organizing Committee Chair
At our conference in Manila we’ll be looking at important issues that are affecting optometry both in the Asia Pacific and also internationally. The conference theme is talking about technology’s impact on our profession. Technology means things like clinical and diagnostic techonology and also technology that supports the retail side of optometry.
See you in Manila for APOC 2019!
Prof. Peter Hendicott
Asia Pacific Council of Optometry President
MSc, MBA, OD, FPCO, FAAO
International Association of Contact Lens Educators
Tackling the World's Myopia Crisis
Changing the Role of Optometry in the Hospital and Community
A new dawn in myopia control: The evidence behind light exposure
President, WORLD COUNCIL OF OPTOMETRY
Panel Discussion on Myopia Management: Sharing of Best Practices
The Increasing Diabetes Epidemic in the Asia Pacific
Legislating for Enhanced Professional Scope of Practice and Case
Trends in Myopia Management Attitudes and Strategies
KB WOO Memorial Lecture
Claro M Cinco APCO Leadership Advocacy Award
June 18, 2019, Gala Dinner
A staunch champion of Philippine Optometry, Dr. Claro M. Cinco elevated the stature of Filipino optometrists in the world, having been the first recipient of the International Optometrist of the Year award by the World Council of Optometry in 1988.
Frequent Asked Questions
Q. Do you have an official partner for accommodations?
Our official partner for accommodation is Conrad Hotel which is just beside the event venue. You can use the Group Code: GOAP19 and book thru this link to enjoy extra benefits exclusive for attendees of this event.
Q. Can we pay via Post Dated Cheques (PDC) to avail the early bird rates?
Yes , as long as you have given your PDC before February 1, 2019 and they are PDC for 3 months. The Forex to be followed should be US$275 x Php 54 / 3 months.
Q. Can we visit the exhibit area only?
Yes , but you need to pay US$90 per gues
Q. How much is registration for guest (NON OD and NON OD student)?
Same as the OD registration rates
Q. How many CPD points?
OAP is a CPD provider and is in the process of applying for CPD points