Prof. Javate graduated from University of Santo Tomas, Manila in 1979. He completed his Residency training in Ophthalmology at Santo Tomas University Hospital in 1985 and then received his fellowship training in Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Instituto de Investigaciones Oftalmologicas, “Ramon Castro Viejo y En El Centro, Especial Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain, under the supervision of Prof. Juan Murube Del Castillo in 1985. He also took his fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital under the tutorship of Dr. Albert Hornblass in 1991.
He is the Founding President of the Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2000. He is a Fellow at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Past President of the Philippine Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is the Congress President during the 10th Congress of the International Society of Dacryology and Dry Eye in 2011. He is the recipient of numerous awards in research and invention in Ophthalmology.
His awards include six Gold Series Awards given by the University of Santo Tomas for his numerous research works from 1994-2016 and Silver Series Award in 2010-2012. Three International Publication Awards for his research contributions published internationally from 2010-2017. He was awarded the Best Invention Award, Best Published Research Work and another Best Invention Award during the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Dangal ng UST Awardee consecutively. He was given the HALL OF FAME Award during the 4th Dangal ng UST Awardee.
He was also awarded with the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Distinguished Award in 2016 and Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Achievement Award in 2015. The Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology gave him the awards, PAO Geminiano de Ocampo Outstanding Researcher in Ophthalmology award and the PAO Outstanding Ophthalmic Educator Award in 2010 which is only given every 5 years.
He was one of the recipients of The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni (TOTAL) Award, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Santo Tomas (UST) and the UST Alumni Association, Inc. which is conferred upon an Alumnus who exemplifies the Thomasian core values in his respective field of expertise: competence in pioneering human endeavors, commitment to his profession and compassion for others, particularly the marginalized in society.
He has published books, book chapters and many research articles in internationally peer-reviewed journals. He is also a Scientific Reviewer of the journal of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) journal and the British Journal of Ophthalmology (BJO). He has delivered more than 300 lectures in both local and international meetings.
- Year: 2000-2002
- Location: Philippines
- Year: 2002-2004
- Location: Australia
Dr Chai-Teck CHOO is the past president and founding member of Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He has organized and conducted numerous regional oculoplastic teaching courses. He has spearheaded the studies on the important microscopic anatomical features of oriental lower and upper eyelids. Invited by numerous hospitals in the region he has travelled widely to impart his oculoplastic surgical skills. He was an Editorial Board Member, ORBIT Journal and an Invited Editorial Board Reviewer of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal.
In 2008, he received APAO Distinguished Service Award for the meritorious services in Ophthalmology in the Asia-Pacific region. He was also conferred 2017 AAO and 2018 APAO achievement awards. Currently he is the President of Singapore Society of Ophthalmic Plastic &Reconstructive Surgery and International Member of American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
- Year: 2004-2006
- Location: Singapore
Dr Kim finished her ophthalmology residency at the Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. She did a Clinical Fellowship of the Oculoplastic Surgery, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA for one year in 1987, and another International Fellowship of the Oculoplastic Surgery, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, LA, CA, USA for one and half years in 1993.
She is a founding member and past president of the Korean Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (KSOPRS) and the Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstuctive Surgery (APSOPRS).
She has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has written several chapters of major oculoplastic textbooks. Dr Kim has been invited as a speaker by numerous prominent international meetings. She received APAO Distinguished Service Award in 2017, and AAO Senior Achievement Award in 2018.
She has been a member of Orbital Society, KSOPRS, ESOPRS, and ASOPRS, and has served as an editorial board member of several world-renowned journals including Korean Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery News, Orbit, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology, and Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology.
- Year: 2006-2008
- Location: Korea
- Year: 2008-2010
- Location: China
Professor Yip is Head, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Department; Educator Director; Medical Director, Admiralty Medical Centre at Yishun Health Campus. He is also Head, Oculoplastics Service, National Healthcare Group Eye Institute.
As academic staff of the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, he has innovated new teaching methods and assessment tools. He is national Ophthalmology Residency Advisory Committee member; and College of Clinician Educators, Academy of Medicine Singapore, council member.
He was the Past President of Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2010-2012). He received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement award (2008), Visionary Award (2010), Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award (2017) and Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence (2017, 2018).
He has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and 4 book chapters. He is the Editor, Orbit & Oculoplastics Section, Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology. His sub-specialty interests include lacrimal, eyelid and aesthetic peri-ocular surgeries.
- Year: 2010-2012
- Location: Singapore
MD(AIIMS), MNAMS, FRCS(Glas), FIMSA, FICO
Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (APSOPRS)
Oculoplastic Associations of India (OPAI)
Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO)
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
- Year: 2012-2014
- Location: India
- Year: 2014-2016
- Location: Japan
- Clinical Professor (Honorary), Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
- Visiting Professor of Dalian Medical University and Shantou University Medical College
- Consultant Ophthalmologist, Hong Kong Eye Hospital
- Current Vice President, International Society of Dacryology and Dry Eye
- Current Secretary General, Asia Pacific Society of Ocular Oncology and Pathology
- Past President, Hong Kong Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Yuen graduated from CUHK in 1995. He completed his ophthalmology training at HKEH in 2003 and then received his fellowship training in Johns Hopkins University. He takes an active role in training, teaching and professional development. He has more than 70 peer reviewed international publications and many book chapters. Dr. Yuen has been invited as keynote speakers and scientific committee members in numerous international meetings and has delivered numerous presentations in these meetings as well.
His awards include Best Oral Presentation in 2001 Annual Scientific Meeting Hong Kong, Best Oral presentation of the session in 4th International Symposium of Ophthalmology, One of the best of the posters at American Academy of Ophthalmology 2005 Annual Meeting. He is also the co-authors of three other best poster awards (Best poster 1st prize at the 23rd European Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Best poster at the 2005 Annual Scientific Meeting Hong Kong, Best poster at 16th Annual meeting of Oculoplasty Association of India).
Dr. Yuen was elected as one of the Ten Young Outstanding Person in Hong Kong in 2007. He was also awarded with the APAO Yasuo Tano Travel Grant in 2010, APAO Distinguished Service Award and APAO Achievement Award in 2012, APAO Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award. With the outstanding involvement and achievements in numerous NGOs and charity activities, Dr. Yuen was awarded with the Hong Kong Volunteer Award in 2011.
- Year: 2016-2018
- Location: Hong Kong
Dr. Henson finished his ophthalmology residency at the International Eye Institute, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines. He followed the footsteps of his father, Dr. Ruben G. Henson, Jr., an oculoplastic surgeon and a founding member of the Philippine Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Henson took his fellowship at the St. Francis Medical Center, University of Hawaii, USA under the tutelage of Dr. Jorge Camara. Together with Dr. Camara, they were given the “Annual Research Award” by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the year 2000. He did the first laser tear duct surgery in the Philippines in 2000 and the first case of Balloon Dacryoplasty in 2005 at the St. Luke’s Medical Center. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured on oculoplastic procedures locally and internationally. His interests are in lacrimal surgery, eyelid surgery and orbital fractures.
Dr. Henson is an incumbent officer of the Philippine Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. He is also a founding member and past vice president of the Asia-Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
- Year: 2018-2020
- Location: Philippines