This year, Congress organizers are pleased to partner with three international pediatric ophthalmic societies on the pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus subspecialty area of the scientific program. Our thanks to the following societies for their generous support of the 2018 APAO Congress in Hong Kong.
- The mission of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) is to advance the quality of children’s eye care, support the training of pediatric ophthalmologists, support research activities in pediatric ophthalmology and advance the care of adults with strabismus. Membership in AAPOS comprises several different categories, including 906 active/charter members and 329 international members. Currently, Dr. Derek T. Sprunger is president of AAPOS.
- The International Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Council (IPOSC) works to preserve and restore eye health and enhance visual function in children, and ocular alignment and binocularity in children and adults throughout the world. Prof. Frank Martin, who is also an APAO Council Member and Scientific Coordinator for APAO 2018, is the current IPOSC president.
- The goal of the World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS) is enhancing lives of children with eye disorders and those with strabismus throughout the world. The society is made up of 18 chapters in different countries around the world, including Bangladesh, Mongolia, Nepal and Sri Lanka in the Asia-Pacific region. WSPOS is governed by an Executive Bureau of 5 directors.