Founding of APSOPRS

The Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (APSOPRS) was formally launched and its first scientific symposium was held in Manila, Philippines between Nov 27-29, 2000 in association with the 10th Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology and the Japan Joint Meeting in Ophthalmology.

Fig 1. Founding Members APSOPRS

Members of the newly founded APSOPRS 2000

Fig 2. Oath taking Executive Council APSOPRS 2000

Oath taking of Office bearers



The founding Executive Council was as follows:

President: Dr Reynaldo M Javate, Philippines

Vice presidents:

Timothy J Sullivan, Australia               

Choo Chai Teck, Singapore

Shyam Sunder Prasad, India

Secretary: Leonardo Mangubat MD Philippines

Treasurer: Franklin Kleiner MD Philippines

Founding Councilors:

Angeles de Leon MD Philippines

Yoon-Duck Kim MD South Korea

Mary Rose Pe-Yan MD Philippines

Timothy McDevitt MD Hawaii

Sharfuddin Ahmed MD Bangladesh

Kamala D. Lingam MD Malaysia

Zafar Ul Islam MD Pakistan

Shantha Amrith MD Singapore

Yasuhisa Nakamura MD Japan