APAO inaugurated the first APAO Leadership Development Program (LDP). LDP aims to provide both orientation and skill development to future leaders of ophthalmology in the Asia-Pacific region. Dr. Michael Brennan, Past President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, generously gave his advice and support for the Program. The LDP Committee was also set up. It consisted of Prof. Frank Martin, Prof. Philip Lam, Prof. Dennis Lam, Dr. S. Natarajan, and Dr. Jun Shyan Wong.

The veteran doctors shared their experiences in the Leadership Development Program.