34th APACRS-2022 KSCRS Joint Meeting Final Program

5 President, APACRS Abhay VASAVADA A very warm welcome and thank you for participating in the 34th annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (APACRS) in association with the Korean Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (KSCRS). This year’s theme, A New Dawn, is indeed apt as it is the first in-person meeting of the APACRS after the pandemic hit us in 2019. The meeting promises to showcase new, innovative, highimpact, and cutting-edge topics that will help us usher in a new era in ophthalmology and vision correction. Together with the Korean Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, we have put together a scientific and academic extravaganza that will really help us in our day to day practice. What’s more, we have the best ophthalmic surgeons and academicians from this part of the world and across continents who will enlighten us with their experience and innovations. I would like to express my gratitude to all attendees who are traveling to Seoul, some of you navigating several challenges with travel restrictions in these times. I also thank all our esteemed speakers for sharing their time and expertise on the latest insights into the field. We also must not forget our sponsors and trade exhibitors who have so generously supported this meeting. Once again, a heartfelt welcome to the APACRS meeting and to this New Dawn, where we hopefully do not see a resurgence of the pandemic. I sincerely hope you will all enjoy the learning and camaraderie in this first post pandemic in-person meeting of the APACRS. WELCOME MESSAGE