Ophthalmologists turn their focus to Malaysia


Malaysia is set to host the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress (APAO) 2021 from March 4-7, 2021, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The joint bid was put forth by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and Malaysian Society of Ophthalmologist (MSO) in Hong Kong on February 11.

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A total of 4,500 delegates are expected to attend the four-day congress, which will discuss the latest advancements in the field that will greatly benefit the medical sector and the general public.

The annual APAO Congress is the largest and most prestigious Ophthalmology conference in the Asia Pacific region.

“We are thrilled to form a strong partnership with MSO to host this engaging and important congress, convening highly-regarded delegates comprising of ophthalmologists, professors, researchers and healthcare practitioners.

“APAO 2021 is projected to boost Malaysian economy by RM67.9 million (US$17.6 million) in estimated economic impact and maximise Malaysia’s growth potential as a knowledge and creative economy,” Zulkefli Sharif, CEO of MyCEB, said in a statement.

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