WELCOME MESSAGE 7 현준영 Joon Young HYON 한국백내장굴절수술학회 회장 President, KSCRS Dear Colleagues and Friends, On behalf of the Korean Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (KSCRS), it is my great honor and privilege to invite you to Seoul for the 34th APACRS Annual Meeting and 2022 KSCRS Annual Meeting. I’m very delighted that APACRS and KSCRS are co-hosting this in-person meeting after over 2 years of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. APACRS and KSCRS have been steadily building an alliance for several decades, as this is the third time we are hosting the APACRS meeting in Seoul, since the 4th (1991) and 24th (2011). APACRS and KSCRS share mutual interests and a passion for promoting education in cataract and refractive surgery. Key members of KSCRS such as Sang-Wook Rhee, Jae-Ho Kim, Kyung Hwan Shin, Hungwon Tchah, Choun-Ki Joo, and Chul Young Choi have been instrumental in implementing various educational activities for APACRS. Truth be told, preparing an international conference amid COVID-19 has been quite challenging. I deeply appreciate the leadership of APACRS and their determination and enthusiasm that made it possible for our two organizations to work together and co-host a successful meeting. As much as our theme for this conference is “a New Dawn”, it is our greatest hope that the curating efforts of APACRS and KSCRS will offer clinicians and researchers with up-to-date knowledge in cataract and refractive surgery in a scientifically and socially stimulating atmosphere. I am looking forward to meeting our many friends and colleagues from the Asia-Pacific. May this be the inception of the post COVID-19 era for KSCRS. We warmly thank all of our speakers and delegates who have supported this meeting and also our heartfelt appreciation for all of our members who will be participating in KSCRS. Lastly, I would like to express my unending gratitude and thanks to the President of the Korean Ophthalmology Society, Prof. Jong-Soo Lee, for his masterly aid and efforts in bringing this conference to fruition.