Dear Friends & Colleagues,
On behalf of Asia Dry Eye Society, it is my great honor and pleasure to invite you to Asia Dry Eye Summit (ADES) 2019 in Kamakura, Japan starting from November 8th, 2019 (Friday).
Dry eye has now become the most prevalent eye disease in Asia and in the world. The number of affected populations is rising rapidly and is increasingly considered as an important public health issue for our region. Since the Inception of ADES on Jan 1, 2015, every year we hold summit and promote conversation and collaboration between the experts of dry eye in our region.
Autumn is a harvest season. This year, we have witnessed a new era of ADES as it was officially incorporated this January in Japan due to the tremendous efforts of founding president Dr. Kazuo Tsubota and all the members of the society. The theme for ADES 2019 is “Dry Eye Topics and Treatment Strategies in Asia”，which will feature more than 15 selected talks from highly respected ophthalmic clinicians and basic research scientist. Not only we will discuss the current hot topics, but will also focus on treatment strategies specifically applicable to the Asian regions. We hope that this summit will further our understanding of treatment strategies, techniques and prevention in order to bring better services to our patients. Also, we hope this meeting will create a supreme platform to network and foster collaboration among dry eye professionals from even more ASEAN countries.
We look forward to reunite with all of you this November with a wonderful academic feast and fascinating fall foliage in Japan!
With best regards,
Zuguo Liu, MD, PhD
President, Asia Dry Eye Society