Novartis PDT Workshop


A/Prof Colin Tan
Senior Consultant, Head of Research and Head of Fundus Image Reading Center,
NHG Eye Institute @ Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)


A/Prof Colin Tan is the Head of the Fundus Image Reading Center, Deputy Head of Vitreoretina and Head of Research at the NHG Eye Institute. He is also an Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Senior Consultant ophthalmologist from NHG Eye Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. 

A/Prof Tan manages patients with retinal conditions such as polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal vascular diseases. He has over 170 publications in international journals and has presented his research at various international conference. In addition to an active clinical practice and research, A/Prof Tan also has a keen interest in education and has received education awards such as the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Top Ten Teachers Award from Tan Tock Seng Hospital.



Dr Paisan Ruamviboonsuk
Assistant Director, Centers of Medical Excellence,
Rajavithi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr Paisan Ruamviboonsuk is the Scientific Secretary of Asia-Pacific Vitreo-Retina Society and the President of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress in 2019. He is the Immediate Past President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand and the Thai Retina Society. He was the Founding President of Association of Southeast Asian Nationals Ophthalmology Society and currently serves as the Secretary General of the society. He received many international awards including APAO Arthur Lim Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, APAO Achievement Award, APAO Distinguished Service Award, United Nations Public Service Award.



A/Prof Ian Wong
Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology,
LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

A/Prof Ian Wong is currently Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). After obtaining his fellowship with the College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong, he joined his Alma Mata as a faculty staff, specializing in the field of retinal diseases. Since then, A/Prof Ian has devoted his time and effort in academic research and has to date published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. In addition, he is actively involved in conducting clinical trials in the field of retina. Since joining his current institution, he has lead numerous trials as the principal investigator. 

A/Prof Ian has been on the editorial board of 3 ophthalmology journals, and has been reviewing manuscripts regularly for top eye journals for many years. He took up the role of Editor-in-Chief of the Hong Kong Journal of Ophthalmology since 2015. 



Prof Yu Seung-Yong
Professor, Kyung Hee University Hospital

Prof Seung-Young is a committed academic physician, with a passion for clinical work, teaching and research. She graduated from KyungHee University School of Medicine and served as a research fellow at Massachusettes Eye and Ear Infirmary during 2002-2004 and visiting scholar at Beyer Eye Institute during 2012-2013. She is a current professor at the KyungHee University School of Medicine. She has depth understanding of the latest systems in retinal imaging which she vigorously utilizes in clinical research. She published majority of articles in retinal imaging including various OCT technologies and fundus autofluorescene systems.


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Plenary Speakers

Cataract Dilemmas     Cornea and Refractive Surgery Dilemmas     Glaucoma Dilemmas

Neuro-Ophthalmology Dilemmas     Oculoplastics Dilemmas

Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Dilemmas     Uveitis Dilemmas

Nursing Symposium     Optometry Symposium

Allergan Lunch Symposium     Imaging Workshop