Education and Training
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
APVRS Leadership Development Program (LDP)
The APVRS Leadership Development Program (LDP) has been conducted annually since 2017. Directed by Prof Dennis Lam, the LDP aims to provide systematic orientation for cultivating future leaders in the vitreoretinal field of the Asia-Pacific region through workshops, one-on-one mentorship scheme and panel discussions.
Induction and Orientation
This 1-day program during the APVRS Congress will introduce participants to program faculty. The program will also cover in-depth aspects of leadership development including communication skills, project management, advocacy and teamwork.
Participants must complete a self-initiated project and make a presentation at the graduation.
One-on-one Mentorship Scheme
Participants will each be assigned a Mentor, who will oversee their development and progress during the program. Participants may have a chance to have a one-week on-site visit at Mentors’ workplace, allowing them to have close encounters and interaction with their Mentors, as well as close observation of their work.
Participants who have successfully and satisfactorily completed all elements of the Program will be formally recognized during the second APVRS Congress and awarded a Certificate of Achievement of the APVRS LDP Based on individual performance, participants may also receive Gold, Silver and Bronze awards.
Each APVRS Council Member, national vitreoretinal and ophthalmological organizations may submit one nomination for consideration by the LDP Selection Committee. Individual applications will not be accepted. The nominee should fulfil the following criteria:
- Be aged 50 or below
- Agree to participate in all elements of the LDP
- Visionary future leaders with passion and determination to serve the vitreoretinal profession and community
- Qualified eye doctors
- Highly proficient in English
Application and selection are scheduled 6 months before the next APVRS Congress. For more information about the APVRS LDP, please contact our Executive Officer, Winnie Ho at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class III (2019 - 2020)
Mario Marbungaran Hutapea
Tengku Ain Kamalden
Class II (2018 - 2019)
Lyll Karen Bigornia-Arriola
Andi Muhammad Ichsan
Nguyen Minh Phu
Nor Azita Ahmad Tarmidzi
Kelvin Yi-Chong Teo
Class I (2017 - 2018)
Wee Min Teh