Conference Report

The 5th APOTS Virtual Conference was held over 2 days, 4 ½ hrs each SGT 5 – 9.30 PM put together and organized by a dynamic Organizing Committee comprising of Drs Rajvardhan Azad, S Natarajan, Gangadhara Sundar, Rupesh V Agrawal, Caroline Chee, Kendrick Co Shih, Akshay Nair, Prashob Mohan, Mohan Rajan, Amer Awan, Rashmin Gandhi and Annette Hoskin. The meeting was made possible by an educational grant and technical coordination with Microvision/Microlabs. There were more than 18 countries represented, with over 70 faculty from around the world. Interesting and trauma related topics from various subspecialties such as Cornea/Anterior Segment, Lens/Glaucoma, Retina/Uvea, Neuroopthalmology/Pediatric Ophthalmology, Orbit & Oculoplastics were covered over the 2 day program. Special features of the meeting included a session on Allied Health, a Global Perspectives session with great panel discussion and finally an Ophthalmic Trauma Quiz. Another highlight of the meeting was the quality and content by the Keynote speakers related to topics such as OOKP in Chemical injuries by Dr Chris Liu, UK, Dislocated IOLS by Dr Mohan Rajan, India, Sympathetic Ophthalmic in 2020 by Dr Peter McCluskey, Australia, 25 yrs of lessons learnt by Dr Suzanne Freitag, USA, Traumatic Optic Neuropathy & Brain Injury by Dr Prem Subramaniam, USA, Amniotic membrane in Ocular Surface Trauma by Dr Bob McQuaid, USA and My journey in Ocular Trauma by Dr Ferenc Kuhn, USA. The proceedings of the meeting were transmitted live through the YouTube platform, APOTS Facebook page as well, with direct log in participants of over a 1000 delegates and viewership of over 2000 from around the world.


The APOTS 2020 although was virtual but it was an excellent academic treat . It was so well coordinated that unlike other virtual meetings there was absolutely no time lag between talks and everybody was ready with presentations.
It was updating ophthalmic trauma in every topic sitting comfortably at home with a cup of coffee !

Three cheers to the organizing team from Nagpur !!

Dr. Rekha Khandelwal

The APOTS virtual conference was BETTER THAN THE BEST.

EACH and every SUBSPECIALITY was very well covered by expert faculty.

I was very impressed with the way the entire 2 day conference was organised & executed.
Personally it was a very good learning experience for me and the same was the feedback from several participants. The topics were very unique and very practical as well.

Looking forward to be a part of APOTS webinars in future as well

Dr. Mohan Rajan

I really appreciate the amount of hard work you have put in , the attention to details and the fantastic choice of content . The timing was adhered to so well which is rarely seen in mostly webinars . It was a mammoth job so well coordinated .

I really enjoyed it.

Best regards

Dr Priti Udhay

Dear Ganga,
I would like to thank the organizers, speakers and participants for arranging and conducting this great virtual meeting. Indeed, it was a real pleasure for me to join this wonderful meeting. I found them well directed with nice and to the point talks. I hope such meeting could expand the knowledge, skills and interest in ophthalmic trauma and increase the quality of care to these patients.

Dr. Farzad Pakdel

No words of appreciation is enough for the tremendus work you have done for 5th APOTS CONFERENCE. I UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH EFFORT, ENERGY AND TIME needed for success to this magnitude of conf. May God give you more strength for future endeavors.

Dr. G.Mukherjee

A fantastic congress with so much effort. A global conference with very good speakers, knowledge & beautiful videos & digital efforts by microvision . I am really honored to be part of this conference & would definitely like to be a part of this in near future . Thanks again & a very big applause for all of you for your hard work & efforts which made this congress a big success.

Dr. Meenu Chaudhary

Well done Team APOTS
A terrific meeting. A pleasure to contribute

Dr. Peter McCluskey

It was indeed great global conference with great attendance from around the world. Congratulations to all speakers & the quality of presentation was great.

Dr. Chandrashekhar Chawan

I am so grateful to be the part of “APOTS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE “. This was so nicely structure and most of the topics are very interesting, also give the new insight and applicable for the daily practice especially for the emergency trauma case and management. Moreover, it had allied health session, for example optometrist, prosthetic, and many collaboration such as Eye Bank. The quiz was so interesting since it contained most of the topics of the conference.

Dr. Yunia Irawati

It was a pleasure and honor for me to participate. It was a superb effort on your part. Congratulations to all the organizers, it was very well done on every level.

Also from what I’ve heard was truly high quality stuff.

You all must feel wonderful about your achievement.

Dr. Ferenc Kuhn