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Harasawa Research Award

Prof. Harasawa

The Awardee will deliver the Harasawa Memorial Lecture on a topic of their choice. This is one of the most important plenary sessions at the APSR Congress in Taipei, Taiwan, 29 November – 2 December 2018.

The Lecture is in memory of the late Dr Michiyoshi Harasawa, the first president of the APSR, who died in September 2002.

The Award includes:

  • Return economy airfare from the awardee's usual place of residence to Taipei
  • Four nights' accommodation at a Congress-designated hotel
  • Complimentary Congress registration
  • Invitation to the Gala Dinner (or similar social event) at the Congress
  • Commemorative plaque


Nominations for the honour of delivering the Lecture can be made by any member of the APSR and nominees can be any member of the APSR whose work enshrines excellence in respiratory research.

Nominations, including CV and lecture topic, should be sent to the APSR Secretariat (APSRinfo@theapsr.org) and will be considered by the APSR Research Committee.

Self-nominations can be submitted.

Deadline for nominations: 15 June 2018

Previous awardees and their chosen topic at the annual APSR Congress include:

2003Dr Masayuki Ando
"Summer-type Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis"
2004Dr Hidetada Sasaki
2005Dr Shoji Kudoh
2006Dr Takayuki Kuriyama
Department of Respirology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Japan
"Leading Edge of Molecular Pathogenesis and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension"
2007Dr Toshihiro Nukiwa
"The Implication of EGFR Kinase Constitutive Active Mutation in Lung Adenocarcinoma and Molecular Targeted Therapy in Patients of the Far East Asia"
2008Dr Michiaki Mishima
2009Dr Masahau Nishimura
Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
"Lessons from the Hokkaido COPD Cohort Study"
2010Dr Mary Sau-Man Ip
University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
"Obstructive Sleep Apnea   an evolving minefield"
2011Dr Pan-Chyr Yang
2012Dr Yoichi Nakanishi
2013Dr Peter Sly
Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute, University of Queensland, Australia
"Early life origins of chronic lung disease"
2014Dr Kazuhisa Takahashi
"A Challenge to Overcome of Drug Resistance in Lung Cancer"
2015Dr Hiroshi Kimura
2016Dr YC Gary Lee
"Pleural disease – the past, recent advances and what lies ahead"
2017Dr Takahide Nagase
"Respiratory research using cellular, molecular and physiologic approaches"