Executive Committee

TETSUYA YAMAMOTO
President

Japan

Tetsuya Yamamoto has an interest in glaucoma management, normal tension glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, prognosis of glaucoma and primary angle closure. He graduated from the University of Tokyo, School of Medicine in 1979. From 1985 until 1996, Tetsuya was an assistant professor at Yamanashi Medical University and Gifu University School of Medicine. In 1996, he became an Associate Professor at Gifu University and now currently holds the role of Professor and Chairman for the Department of Ophthalmology, Gifu University School of Medicine & Director of the Glaucoma Service.

Tetsuya has held leadership positions as President for the Japan Glaucoma Society, Board member for Japanese Ophthalmological Society, Board member for Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society and active member of Glaucoma Research Society. Special honors include, Suda Award (Japan Glaucoma Society, 1994), Council Award (Japanese Ophthalmological Society, 2001), Achievement Award (AAO, 2012), Achievement Award (APAO, 2015).

PRIN ROJANAPONGPUN
Vice President

Thailand

Dr Prin Rojanapongpun is a chairman and Associate Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology at Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. He is also a consultant at Bumrungrad International and Sukumvit Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand.

He received his bachelor degree of science and medical degree from Chulalongkorn University, and did his ophthalmology residency at the same medical school and the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rojanapongpun pursued his clinical glaucoma fellowship at the University of British Columbia under Professor Stephen Drance. He also did a short glaucoma visiting fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Duke University and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In 1993, he received a Japanese Ophthalmological Society scholarship to Dokkyo University in Japan.

Dr Rojanapongpun holds senior positions in several professional ophthalmologic societies, including Executive Board of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS), President of the Asian Angle Closure Glaucoma Club (AACGC), Immediate Past President of South East Asia Glaucoma Interest Group (SEAGIG), President of the Thai Glaucoma Society, Executive Board of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand, Advisory Board of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), Immediate Past Council and Chair of the Advocacy Committee of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) and Executive Board of Asia Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (APACRS). He also serves as chair, committee and consultant to many other national and supranational societies and industries.

Dr Rojanapongpun is a distinguished glaucoma and cataract lecturer. He has received awards from AAO, ASCRS, APACRS, APAO, and the Red Cross Society. He’s been invited to teach and lecture in 17 countries in Asia and another 17 countries in America, Europe, Africa and Australia (where several countries were visited multiple times). He’s delivered more than 300 lectures at national and international congresses. He performed live surgery in 7 countries and trained many surgeons to perform both cataract and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Rojanapongpun’s current major research interests include angle closure glaucoma, the epidemiology and diagnosis of glaucoma, as well as the medical and surgical management of patients with glaucoma. He has published in many domestic literatures and international peer reviewed articles.

CLEMENT THAM
Vice President

Hong Kong

Professor Clement C.Y. Tham is Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, and S.H. Ho Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is also Director of the CUHK Eye Centre and Honorary Chief-of-Service of the Hong Kong Eye Hospital. 

Other positions include Vice President (International Relations) of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS) and Convener of the APGS Award Committee, Secretary General and CEO Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APOA), Member APAO Award Selection Committee, Member Board of Directors, International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) and Member Global Advisors Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). 

Prof. Tham was Chair of the Local Organising Committee, World Glaucoma Congress 2015 Hong Kong, Congress President and Chair of the Organising Committee, 2nd Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress (APGC) 2014 Hong Kong, and Chair of the Scientific Program Committees of the 27th APAO Congress 2012 in Korea, 1st APGC 2012 in Indonesia, 28th APAO Congress 2013 in India, and the World Ophthalmology Congress 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

His primary academic interest is angle closure glaucoma and the laser and surgical treatments of glaucoma. He has over 90 peer-reviewed and indexed publications on glaucoma and delivered over 80 invited lectures. He has acted as an instructor in over 40 instruction courses at major international ophthalmology conferences, has presented over 150 papers in major scientific conferences and has held over 10 major research grants.

In recognition of Prof. Tham’s contributions to research and teaching in the field of glaucoma he has received the inaugural APAO Nakajima Award 2005, the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Hong Kong 2005, AAO Achievement Award 2008, APAO Achievement Award 2010, APAO Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award 2011, APAO Holmes Award Lecture 2013, APAO Distinguished Service Award 2013, Alim Memorial Lecture, Annual National Conference of Ophthalmological Society of Bangladesh 2014, APAO De Ocampo Award Lecture 2015 and the Honored International Lecture, ASCRS Glaucoma Day 2015.  

SENG KHEONG FANG
Secretary 

Malaysia

Dr. Fang Seng Kheong is presently a senior consultant ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist at the International Specialist Eye Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He graduated with MBBS from the University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 1986, obtained a Masters of Surgery in Ophthalmology, National University of Malaysia in 1994, and become a clinical fellow in glaucoma Department of Ophthalmology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney under Dr Ivan Goldberg in 1995.

His career has included consultant ophthalmologist in a hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Head of the Glaucoma service between 1995 to 1999, and then Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist at the Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital from 1999 to May 2007.

Dr. Fang has been Honorary Secretary of Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society since 2012 and President of the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology since 2013. He holds many other positions including: member of the IMAGE Asia Pacific Glaucoma Advisory Board since its inception; Elected Council
member of the APAO since 2010 as regional secretary representing Malaysia; Chairman of the Young Ophthalmologist Standing Committee of the APAO since 2013; Board member of ASEAN Ophthalmology Society since 2013; Editorial Board of the International Glaucoma Review of the World Glaucoma Association, Asian Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery News APAO Edition and EyeWorld Asia Pacific. Dr. Fang has received distinguished service awards from APAO in 2007 and the Asian Angle Closure Glaucoma Club in 2012.

PAUL HEALEY
Treasurer 

Australia

After completing a Bachelor of Medical Science in Cell Biology as the first medical student accepted to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Prof. Healey went on to graduate with Honours from the Medical School of the University of New South Wales and St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. His postgraduate qualifications include Master of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology and PhD in Medicine from the University of Sydney.

Prof. Healey completed a glaucoma fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital (London) from 2000 to 2001 before returning to Australia where he is now Director of Glaucoma Services at Western Sydney Eye Hospital, Director of Glaucoma Research at the Westmead Millennium Institute (Department of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney) and the chief glaucoma investigator for the Blue Mountains Eye Study. He is also Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and Honorary Medical Officer at Sydney Eye Hospital.

Prof. Healey holds many regional and worldwide positions including founder Board member and treasurer of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society, Pacific Coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Steering Committee member and Chair of the Associate Advisory Board, Bylaws and the World Glaucoma Day Committees of the World Glaucoma Association. He also has interests in postgraduate education most recently as Director of Training for the Sydney Eye Hospital and medical ethics as a member of the ethics Committee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

Prof. Healey has many research interests including: Glaucoma, Ophthalmic Epidemiology & Public Health, Cell Biology, Diagnostic Test & Screening Evaluation and Genetic Epidemiology. In 2005 he was honoured with the International Young Clinician-Scientist Award from the Association of International Glaucoma Societies. He has made over 200 scientific presentations at meetings throughout the world. He is an editorial board member of a number of journals and has published over 110 articles based on original research.
 
MAKOTO ARAIE
Immediate Past President 

Japan

Dr Makoto Araie served as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, and is now Director of Kanto Central Hospital of the Mutual Aid Association of Public School Teachers in Japan, and Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo.

His main contribution is in the field of glaucoma, particularly epidemiology, normal tension glaucoma, ocular pharmacology and pharmacokinetics and ocular blood flow, and has published approximately 400 original papers in international peer-reviewed journals with total impact factors > 1000. He has been recognised for his work receiving the Alcon Research Institute’s Award (1993), The Japanese Ophthalmological Society Council Award (1999), The Japanese Ophthalmological Society Award (2010), Jose Rizal Medal of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (2012), World Glaucoma Association Founder’s Award (2013), and Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society Asia-Pacific Award (2014).

Dr Araie has held many positions with key responsibilities including President of World Glaucoma Association (2010-11), President of Japanese Ophthalmological Society (2007-08), President of Japan Glaucoma Society (2006-2014), Vice-President of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (2011-) and President of Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (2014-). He has also chaired several prestigious international and national ophthalmological meetings including the 112th Annual Congress of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society (2008), the 4th World Glaucoma Congress (2011, Paris), the 13th Biennial Meeting of the Glaucoma Research Society (2010, Kyoto), and the 29th Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress combined with the 34th World Ophthalmology Congress (2014, Tokyo). He has served as Editorial Board Member of international peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology and Journal of Glaucoma.

Board


In addition to the above Office Bearers, following the APGS Board and their respective portfolios.

Manuel Agulto, MD
Norman Aquino, MD, Website, APGS Connect
Tin Aung, MD, AGGG, Scientific committee, Industry liaison
Jamyanjav Baasankhuu, MD
Paul Tec Kuan Chew, MD, Journal, Special Interest Group
Tanuj Dada, MD
Ivan Goldberg, MD
Ching Lin Ho, MD, Public Relations 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


  • Prin Rojanapongpun


    President
    Thailand

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  • Clement Tham


    Vice President & Awards Committee
    Hong Kong

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  • Ki Ho Park


    President Elect
    Korea

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  • Seng Kheong Fang


    Secretary General & Congress Chairman
    Malaysia

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  • Visanee Tantisevi


    Deputy Secretary General and Membership
    Thailand

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  • Paul Healey

    Paul Healey


    Treasurer
    Australia

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  • TETSUYA YAMAMOTO


    Immediate past president 2016 - 2018
    Japan

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  • MAKOTO ARAIE


    Past president 2014 - 2016
    Japan

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  • IVAN GOLDBERG


    Past president 2012 - 2014
    Australia

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BOARD


Manuel Agulto, MD
Norman Aquino, MD, Congress Scientific chair
Makoto Araie, MD
Tin Aung, MD, APGG
Paul Tec Kuan Chew, MD, Journal
Tanuj Dada, MD – APGS connect
Ivan Goldberg, MD – Industry liaison
Nazrul Islam, MD – Public Relations
Chan Yun Kim, MD, Website
Vijaya Lingam, MD, APGS Connect
Catherine Jiu Ling Liu, MD – Education | SIG Convenor | conference chair
Da Wen Lu, MD
Ikke Sumantri, MD
Do Tan, MD
Davaatseren Uranchimeg, MD
Ningli Wang, MD
Mimiwati Zahari, MD
Xiulan Zhang, MD