Due to the yet uncertain situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made a decision to convert this Congress, originally planned as a conventional physical meeting, into a completely online one. It is truly unfortunate that ophthalmologists, health care professionals, computer engineers, and those who are interested in digital health, telemedicine, and artificial intelligence, will not be able to meet physically in another APTOS Congress this year. However, this should not discourage us to learn, share and advance our specialties. On the contrary, the situation may encourage us to learn more together.
We acknowledge that the APTOS Congress is a unique platform where multi-disciplinary professionals in digital health, telemedicine, and artificial intelligence can learn together. The scientific program this year is therefore aimed to strike a balance between ophthalmology and computer engineering in order to allow all the professionals to be part of the Congress.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are delighted to invite you to join us in this prestigious event.
We look forward to your participation and seeing you, though virtually, at the 6th Asia Pacific Tele-Ophthalmology Society Symposium (APTOS 2021).
Prof Paisan Ruamviboonsuk