The Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology is pleased to offer up to 10 Prof. Yasuo Tano Travel Grants for young ophthalmologists in the Asia-Pacific region to attend the APAO 2020 Congress in Xiamen, China. Each successful applicant will receive US$1,000 if they live outside the host country of the 35th APAO Congress, ie, China, whereas those who live in the host country will receive US$300.

Priority will be given to ophthalmologists who are aged 40 years or younger, from a developing country and whose presentations (free paper, poster or video) have been accepted by the Scientific Program Committee of the 35th APAO Congress. Please note that previous recipients of the Prof. Yasuo Tano Travel Grants are welcome to reapply, although priority will be given to first-time recipients. Applications from travel grant recipients at the APAO 2019 Congress in Thailand will not be accepted.

Interested young ophthalmologists should complete the application available on the Congress system from now to Sept. 15. Selection results will be announced by December.

For more details about the 35th APAO Congress in Xiamen, held in conjunction with the 25th Congress of Chinese Ophthalmological Society, please visit The APAO will also celebrate its 60th anniversary this year. Stay tuned for the upcoming commemorative events.