Including Optometrists/Opticians/Orthoptists/Nurses/Ophthalmic Photographers/ Technicians/Administrators/Eye Bank Personnel/Prevention of Blindness Organizations/Visual Scientists/Nonophthalmic Physicians, etc.

Accompanying persons should be the spouse of a delegate. An accompanying person can only enter the Exhibition Hall with no access to the scientific sessions.

Trade delegates can be any exhibitor who wishes to attend the scientific sessions, where an exhibitor with a normal exhibitor badge would be denied access. Trade delegate badges can only be purchased via the Exhibitor Center.

Exhibitors are only allowed to enter the Exhibition Hall. Exhibitors are NOT permitted to enter the session rooms to attend any Invited Programs or Submitted Programs. Please use a trade delegate badge for attending the Scientific Sessions.



Early Bird Rate  Advance Rate  Standard Rate 
On or Before
Oct 15, 2018
On or Before
Feb 25, 2019
Feb 26 – Mar 9, 2019
1 Ophthalmologists US $500 US $550 US $650
2 Ophthalmologists
(Countries / tariff regions with GDP ranking 51 – 100)*
US $250 US $275 US $325
3 Ophthalmologists
(Countries / tariff regions with GDP ranking 101 or below) *
US $125 US $140 US $165
4 Trainees** US $250 US $275 US $325
5 Healthcare
Professionals/ Administrators
US $250 US $275 US $325
6 Exhibitors US $100 US $150 US $200
7 Trade Delegates US $400 US $450 US $550
8 Accompanying Persons US $100 US $150 US $200
9 One-Day Pass N/A N/A US $200

* Country ranking based on information provided by the International Monetary Fund (2017).

** Registration in the trainee category will not be available during on-site registration. If you miss the deadline for online registration, you will need to pay the full amount on-site. A partial refund can be granted AFTER the 2019 Congress has ended, upon submission of the completed trainee declaration form to afterwards.

Group Registration

For more registration of more than 5 delegates, please complete and return the group registration form to the APAO secretariat at

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration, a written request stating your full name and registered email address must be sent to the APAO 2019 Congress Secretariat by email at Cancellations received in writing to the Congress Secretariat by December 1, 2018, will be accepted and registration fees will be fully refunded. For written requests received by February 1, 2019, your registration fee will be refunded less an administrative fee of US $50 per person, per meeting. The refund, after deducting the administrative fee, will be processed after the Congress only. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after February 20, 2019, or non-attendance at the Congress.