Dr. Chow Pak Chin
- Congress President (Greater Bay)
Welcome Message from Congress President (Greater Bay)
It is a great pleasure to welcome you all to the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting Hong Kong Ophthalmological Symposium 2019 in conjunction with the Greater Bay Ophthalmology Conference 2019. The 粤港澳大湾区眼科医师联盟 ( The Guangdong Hong Kong Macau Ophthalmologists Alliance ) is privileged to join hands with the College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society to organize this meeting.
Greater Bay Area comprises of the nine major cities : Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Zhongshan, Dongguan, Huizhou, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing plus the two special administration regions: Hong Kong and Macau. The total area covers 56,000 square kilometers, it has a combined population of over 71 million people and GDP of around US$1.5 trillion. The Greater Bay Area development aims to harness the collective strengths of the region through coordinated economic development, with innovation ,technology and finance as the key focus. Designed and promoted by the highest level of the central government, nothing can be more certain than the success of the Greater Bay Area to become even more prosperous than the Silicon Valley plus the Wall Street combined.
Riding on this great opportunity of the national policy, under the leadership of Prof. Ge Jian, the粤港澳大湾区眼科医师联盟 (The Greater Bay Area Ophthalmologist Alliance ) was established in July 2018 and the first inaugural conference was held in Guangzhou. The second conference was held in Macau in Dec 2018. The GBO-ASMHK 2019 is the third Greater Bay Area Conference, which will serve as an excellent platform to gather the ophthalmic colleagues to enjoy a comprehensive and in-depth scientific program , to foster the old and build up new friendship.
The future of Hong Kong is closely related to the Greater Bay Area. It is our hope that the ophthalmologists, especially the younger generations , can make use of this golden opportunities, to work closely together on this extraordinarily wonderful stage. Through these academic collaborations I am sure we will make great contributions to the betterment of ophthalmology, the eye care of the public ,the Greater Bay Area and the country.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate Dr. George CHENG and his team in organizing such a good meeting.
Finally, allow me to wish the meeting a great success and all the participants good health and good eyes.
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Dr. Jeffrey Pong
- Congress President (ASM)
Welcome Message from Congress President (ASM)
On behalf of Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society, may I give a warm welcome to all the delegates and experts attending the 31th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) jointly held by The College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong (COHK) and the Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society (HKOS), in conjunction with the Greater Bay Area symposium.
This annual conference is certainly an ideal platform for local ophthalmologists in Hong Kong and the greater China region to have academic and clinical experiences sharing in Ophthalmology. Over the years our ASM was also held in conjunction with reputable international organizations such as International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), to name a few. To offer our full support on the President Xi announcement in the economic development of the Greater Bay Area in the 19th CPC National Congress in 2017, the ophthalmic profession in the Greater Bay Area has joint hands to hold our first forum last year in Shen Zhen and Macau. This year Hong Kong will be the host in connecting all the distinguished experts in the ophthalmology in the Greater Bay area to enhance more friendship and collaboration and advance the overall ophthalmic standards in our country.
Undoubtably the scientific program will be one of the most enriched and excellent programs in our region. We would also extend our gratitude to our diamond, platinum, gold and silver sponsors, without them our meeting would not be possible.
On behalf of HKOS, we wish all delegates from local, Greater Bay Area, China and beyond to have a fruitful meeting and a memorable event in Hong Kong.
我谨代表香港眼科学会，热烈欢迎所有代表和专家参加香港眼科医学院 （COHK）和香港眼科学会（HKOS）联合举办的第31届眼科年会（ASM）。今年我们的年会更是首次与大湾区研讨会一起在香港举办。 这个年会是香港和大中华地区眼科医生在眼科方面分享学术和临床经验的平台。多年来，我们的眼科年会还曾经与国际眼科学会（ICO），亚太眼科学会（APAO）等知名国际组织共同举办。为了全力支持习主席在2017年第十九届全国代表大会上对大湾区经济发展的宣布，大湾区的眼科医生连手在2018年在深圳和澳门举行论坛。今年，香港将成为连接大湾地区所有眼科专家的东道主，希望可以增进友谊和合作，提升我国的整体眼科标准。 毫无疑问，今年的学术内容将成为我们地区最丰富和最优秀的计划之一。我们还要感谢我们的钻石，白金，黄金和白银赞助商，没有他们的支持，我们的会议是不可能成功举办的。 我们代表香港眼科学会，祝愿来自本地，大湾区，中国及其它地区的所有眼科同道都有一个难忘的经验。