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Pacific 
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Respirology

APSR Timeline

1986
  • APSR founded

    To promote advances in knowledge of the respiratory system in health and disease.

    To promote the exchange of knowledge among respirologist in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • First president of the APSR

    Michiyoshi Harasawa

1987

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1988
1989

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1990
1991

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1992

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1993
  • Singapore

    Congress president: Wan-Cheng Tan

  • New president appointed

    Wan-Cheng Tan

1994

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1995
  • Pulmonary function symposium

    An APSR educational activity held in conjunction with the 14th Annual Chest Convention in Manila, Philippines

1996
  • 4th APSR Congress

    Beijing

    Congress president: Wei-Ci Luo

  • New president appointed

    Wei-Ci Luo

  • Respirology inaugural issue

    Editor-in-Chief: Shiro Kira

    Associate Editors:
    Norbert Berend
    Yoshinosuke Fukuchi
    Paul J Seale

  • APSR Secretariat Office renovation

    Yoshikawa Bldg, No.2,
    2nd Floor 2-9-8 Hongo,
    Bunkyo-ku,
    Tokyo 113

  • International Respiratory Epidemiology course

    An APSR educational activity in Malaysia, jointly organized by the APSR, IUATLD, MTS and Institute of Respiratory Medicine
    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
    Kuala Lumpur

  • APSR Workshop

    An APSR educational activity at the 36th congress of the Japanese Society of Chest Disease (JSCD), April 1996

1997
  • 2nd APSR Workshop at 37th Congress of the Japan Society of Chest Dieseases (JSCD)

    Yokohama

  • Asthma Guidelines Workshop

    Singapore

  • Respirology recognized by US National Library

    Selected for indexing and inclusion in Index Medicus and MEDLINE from Volume 1

1998
  • Sydney

    Congress president: J Paul Seale

  • New president appointed

    Ann J Woolcock

  • New APSR Executive Manager

    Mrs Hideko Sato Cochrane

  • 3rd APSR Workshop at the JRS Congress

    38th Annual Congress of the Japanese Respiratory Society
    Kumamoto

1999

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2000
  • Florence

  • New president appointed

    Shiro Kira

  • APSR Joint Convention with the PCCP

    Philippines

  • 5th JRS-APSR Workshop

    Hiroshima

2001
  • Respirology : New Editor-in-Chief

    Philip J Thompson

  • Editorial Office moves from Tokyo to Perth
  • 6th APSR Workshop

    Tokyo

  • APSR booth at ERS Annual Congress

    Berlin

  • APSR website launched

    Registered "apsresp.org", being abbreviated portmanteau of "APSR", "respirology" and "organisation".

    Webpages maintained by the publishing company of Respirology

2002
  • Taipei

    Congress president: Kwen-Tay Luh

  • New president appointed

    Wah-Kit Lam

  • Atlanta

  • Harasawa and Woolcock Memorial Lectures established

    Presentations at APSR annual congresses in honour of our two late past presidents Professor Michiyoshi Harasawa and Professor Anne J Woolcock, two giants in respirology who had contributed so much.



    M Harasawa & A J Woolcock
  • APSR Education Committee established

    to plan, promote and coordinate APSR educational activities

2003
  • Kuala Lumpur

    Congress president: Chong-Kin Liam

  • Research Award starts
  • SARS epidemic

    Regional outbreak of SARS (March to June) forced postponement of congress from 17-20 July to 1-4 December

  • APSR joins FIRS

    (Forum of International Respiratory Societies)

  • First APSR Education Series

    Tokyo

2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
  • Hong Kong

    Congress president: David Hui

  • New president appointed

    Arth Nana

  • Educational Seminar of the APSR

    Shanghai, China

  • ERS honorary membership

    Yoshinosuke Fukuchi and Norbert Berend awarded honourary membership to the European Respiratory Society.



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  • Fellow of the APSR (FAPSR) established
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
  • Sydney

    Congress presidents: Jane Bourke, Matthew Peters

  • APSR Instagram account launched

    www.instagram.com/apsrsecretariat/

  • CPA joins the APSR en bloc

    Cambodian Pulmonology Association

  • Respirology : New Co-Editors-in-Chief

    Philip Bardin and Paul Reynolds

  • Timeline launched

    Recognising the need to record milestones of the Society's growth, significant events are recorded in this APSR Timeline

2018
2019

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2020

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