SEP 2013

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September 2013 sure glaucoma. It's really up to us in Asia to work on this problem." He said the following five areas are crucial to the group: epidemiology, management/treatment options, imaging/screening, risk factors, and genetics. "I think the key to advances in angle closure glaucoma research will lie in collaborations, especially among us in the room," he said. The satellite meeting featured a unique mix of short lectures followed by longer discussions, in which changing moderators and a panel discussed issues related to angle closure with audience members. Discussions were lively, sparking continued audience participation. APACRS opening session highlights history To officially open the 26th APACRS Annual Meeting, APACRS President Graham Barrett, MD, Australia, gave the welcome address. "It was a privilege to be part of our meetings in those early days," Dr. Barrett said. Over time, he said he has seen APACRS grow and engage with a whole new generation of leaders, culminating in this year's meeting in Singapore. Dr. Barrett thanked everyone involved in the meeting, including those working on the program, as well as the secretariat. He highlighted the new website of APACRS, recently updated to include information on all past APACRS Lim lecturers, Gold Medal recipients, and A.C.E. recipients. In addition, the APACRS website includes a link to a toric calculator that Dr. Barrett said he hopes will be a resource that many people will find helpful. He also mentioned the honor of having Arthur Lim, MD, attend the opening ceremony this year. Dr. Barrett gave his thanks to major supporters of the meeting. "We can't hold these meetings without support of industry," he said. Dr. Barrett said it has been a goal for APACRS to be recognized as on par with some of its larger sister organizations, such as ASCRS, ESCRS, and LASCRS; with the stature of this meeting, he believes this has just about been reached. Highlighting some of the aspects and attractions of Singapore, EW MEETING REPORTER 83 Dr. Barrett said it is a great place to visit and a great place to attend a meeting to pick up some of the "pearls of the orient." continued on page 84 LET'S TALK SOLUTIONS We understand the demands you face with today's refractive cataract surgery. The A-Scan Plus Connect ofers improved ease and speed of capturing measurements. The results are more precise scans with less patient chair time. Experience the benefits of our industry's most advanced biometer. #24-4400 www.accutome.com/product/connect 3222 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA 19355 USA • 800-979-2020 • 610-889-0200 • FAX 610-889-3233 • www.accutome.com

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