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Taipei, 2002

This congress was held at National Taiwan University, on 25-28 October 2002.

Congress websites remain online for a limited period after the event. Therefore for posterity, the following links are reproduced from the congress' Second Announcement.

Given the size and complexity of such events, it is inevitable that there were last minute changes. Consequently there is no guarantee that all the sessions detailed actually took place in the form advertised.

Information that is unlikely to be of further interest, such as hotel booking, transportation arrangements to the venue, etc., has been omitted.


The following information appeared in the Second Announcement

25th - 28th October 2002
National Taiwan University

Organised by the
Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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Contents

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Welcome Message2
Organising Committee3
Agenda at a Glance4
Scientific Program5
Congress Information6
General Information7
Registration8
Hotel Accommodation9
Social Events10
Taipei City Map12
Forms13

Important Dates

Deadline for Early Registration30 Apr '02
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts30 Apr '02
Informed letters regarding abstract acceptance31 Jul '02
Deadline for hotel reservation31 Jul '02

Secretariat

Please send registration form, hotel reservation form, and abstract form to the Secretariat:
Organizing Committee, 2002 APSR
General Innovation Service
6F-5, 171, Sung Der Road, Taipei 110, Taiwan, R.0.C.
Tel: +886-2-2346-3686 Fax: +886-2-2346-3626
E-Mail: apsr@convention.com.tw

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Welcome Message

Kwen-Tay Luh

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my great honor to announce that the Seventh Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR) will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, on October 25-28, 2002. We cordially invite you to attend this important event.

Respiratory diseases are the major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR) was organized in 1988. Congress is held every two years to provide an important forum for exchanging scientific information, promoting international co-operation, and improving clinical practice in the field of respiratory medicine. Taiwan is a beautiful island, as demonstrated by the name "Formosa" beautiful island given by early Portuguese sailors. Taipei, the island's largest and one of Asia's fastest growing cities, retains a rich Chinese cultural heritage. We hope all participants will have the opportunity to experience the wealth of fascinating sites our island has to offer.

Looking forward to meeting you in Taipei.

Kwen-Tay Luh, M.D.
Congress President of the 7th Congress of the APSR


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Organising Committee

Congress PresidentKwen-Tay Luh
Vice PresidentRuey-Perng Perng
Secretary GeneralPan-Chyr Yang
TreasureWen-Bin Shieh
Chin-Pyng Wu
Scientific ProgramSow-Hsong Kuo
Chi-Huei Chiang
Yung-Chie Lee
Chun-Ming Tsai
Ying-Huang Tsai
Han-Pin Kuo
Ruey-Long Wang
Registration, Accommodation &
Transportation
Hsu-Tah Kuo
Chun-Ming Lee
Exhibition, Publication &
Administration
Chien-Yeh Shen
Chih-Yi Chen
Ming-Shyan Huang
Social ProgramJau-Yeong Lu
Chi-Der Chiang
Guang-Ming Shiao
Executive SecretariesChong-Jen Yu
Jih-Shuin Jerng
Jin-Yuan Shih

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Agenda at a Glance

October 25
Friday
October 26
Saturday
08:00‑08:40Keynote Speech 1
08:40‑10:40Symposium 2
Pulmonary Medicine in the Postgenomic Era
Workshop 1
Interstitial Lung Disease: Asian Aspect
10:40‑11:40Registration
(10:30-18:30)
Symposium 3
Asthma: Innovative Therapy
11:40‑12:50Lunch & visiting the Exhibition
12:50‑13:30Keynote Speech 2
13:30‑15:00Symposium 4
Lung Cancer: From basic to clinical
Workshop 2
COPD
15:30‑16:30Symposium 1
Recent advances in thoracic radiology
APSR business meetingSymposium 5
Pleural Disease: Recent advances
16:30‑18:20Satellite Symposium
18:20‑19:00Opening Ceremony
19:00‑21:00Welcome Party
October 27
Sunday
October 28
Monday
08:00‑08:40Keynote Speech 3Keynote Speech 4
08:40‑10:40Symposium 6
Interventional Bronchoscopy
Workshop 3
Asthma
Symposium 10
Recent Advances in Mechanical Ventilation
Workshop 5
Sepsis and Multiple Organ Failure
10:40‑11:40Symposium 7
Lung Transplantation: Current Status
Symposium 11
Critical Care Forum
11:40‑12:50Lunch & visiting the Exhibition
12:50‑13:30Keynote Speech 4
13:30‑15:00Symposium 8
Respiratory Infection in Asia-Pacific Region
Workshop 4
Tuberculosis
15:30‑16:30Symposium 9
Airway Mucin: Role in Disease
16:30‑18:20Satellite Symposium
18:20‑19:00
19:00‑21:00Farewell Banquet

Workshop on the Management of Locally Advanced NSCLC (NSCLC Workshop) will be held preceding the congress on October 24-25, 2002 at the same place. Joint registration is advised.


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Scientific Program

Free Paper: Call for Abstracts
Topics for Oral and Poster Presentations:
  1. Thoracic Radiology
  2. Pulmonary Medicine in the Postgenomic Era
  3. Asthma and COPD
  4. Lung Cancer
  5. Pleural Disease
  6. Bronchoscopy
  7. Lung Transplantation
  8. Respiratory Infection
  9. Mechanical Ventilation
  10. Interstitial Lung Disease
  11. Tuberculosis
  12. Critical Care Medicine
Application for Presentation

Those who wish to make presentation are requested to fill out the abstract form and send it to the Congress Secretariat by April 30, 2002.

  1. Oral Presentation
    • The allowed time for oral presentation is 8 minutes, to be followed by a 2 minutes discussion. Speakers are requested to adhere strictly to their allowed time.
    • Slides must be 35 x 35 mm. The slides should be submitted to the preview section at least 2 hours before the start of the session.
    • We only accept Microsoft Windows System files for presentations. The PowerPoint file should be submitted to the preview section at least 2 hours before the start of the session.
  2. Poster Presentation
    • The dimension for poster presentation is 90 cm (width) and 150 cm (height). The organizing committee will provide mounting with code on the upper-left comer.
Submission of Abstracts

To submit an abstract, please see the detailed instructions for submission of abstracts and send the following items to the Secretariat by April 30, 2002. (Note: Abstract forms transmitted by fax will not be processed.)

  • Original abstract form
  • Self-addressed abstract receipt notice
  • Self-addressed abstract acceptance notice
  • Registration form and full registration fee
Acceptance

The scientific program committee will make final decisions on the acceptance of abstracts. Papers that have been published in whole or in part elsewhere will not be accepted. The committee also reserves the right to make decisions for oral or poster presentations. The Secretariat will return the self-addressed abstract receipt notice to the presenting author to acknowledge receipt of the abstract.


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Congress Information

Congress Venue

The 2nd Student Activity Center, National Taiwan University
1st and 2nd Conference Halls
85, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 106, Taiwan, R.0.C.

Date

October 25-28, 2002

Organizing Committee

Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan, R.0.C.
Te1: +886-2-2356-2905
Fax: +886-2-2393-6237
Emai1: spccm@mars.seed.net.tw

Congress Secretariat

General Innovation Service
6F-5, 171, Sung Der Road, Taipei 110, Taiwan, R.0.C.
Te1: +886-2-2346-3686
Fax: +886-2-2346-3626
Email: apsr@convention.com.tw

Congress Homepage

For the latest information regarding the Congress, please visit the web site at http://www.tspccm.org.tw

Congress Language

The official language of the Congress will be English.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificate of attendance will be issued to Congress delegates.

Public Transportation Services

Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation has been operating passenger transport Service on the Taipei Metropolitm Rapid Transit Systems (TMRTS). While new lines are opened for revenue service one after the other, the initial route network of the TMRTS has now taken its form. TMRTS has accordingly become the axis of public transport in the great Taipei Metropolitan Area. It is easy for you to take TMRTS near your reside hotel to the Congress Venue.

Industrial and Pharmaceutical Exhibition

A commercial exhibition will be held at the Congress site - It will be open to manufacturers of medical and surgical equipment, pharmaceutical companies and scientific Publishers. Interested firms are advised to contact the Congress Secretariat for booth reservation as early as possible.

Workshop on the Management of Locally Advanced NSCLC (NSCLC Workshop)

It will be held preceding the congress on October 24-25, 2002 at the same place. Joint registration is advised. Please check the registration information.


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General Information

Taipei

Taipei is located in northern Taiwan and has a population of over two million. From the fine arts to the culinary arts, Taipei is definitely one of the cultural centers of Taiwan. The National Palace Museum exhibits the largest collection of priceless Chinese art, while many antique shops, galleries, jade markets and jewelers offer works of art for sale. The variety of exquisite dishes at thousands of restaurants and eateries enticingly demonstrates why Taipei is famed as the gourmet capital of Asia.

Language

Mandarin is the official language in Taiwan though other dialects are also spoken. The most commonly used foreign language is English. Taxi drivers, however, generally speak only Chinese.

Currency

The exchange rate is quoted around NT$ 36 to US$ 1. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the airport upon arrival, or at government-authorized banks, tourist hotels, and large department stores.

Visas

Tourist visas for Taiwan can be obtained from Chinese Taipei Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chinese Taipei embassies, consulates or designated representative offices in foreign countries.

Landing Visa: 30-Day Stay:

Passengers with passports of the UK, France, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Japan, Sweden, Spain, and Portugal are eligible for applying landing visas. Requirements: (A) confirmed onward ticket, (B) passport good for at least 6 months, (C) no record of law violation, and (D) one photo and NT$1,500 as visa fee. Landing visa is not extendible and is only valid for a single entry of 30-day stay.

14 Days Non-Visa Entry

A 14-day non-visa entry applies only for passport bearers of the following countries: the UK, France, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Japan, Sweden, Spain, and Portugal. Requirements: (A) confirmed onward ticket, (B) passport good for at least 6 months, and (C) no record of law violation. Non-visa entry is not extendible.
Transportation

Buses, taxis, and limousine services are available at the C.K.S. Airport. It costs approximately NT$ 1,300 - 1,500 to get to Taipei from the C.K.S. Airport by taxi. The rate for taxis in Taipei is NT$70 for the first 1.5 kilometers and NT$5 for each additional 300 meters. A 20% surcharge is added between 11 P.M. and 6 A.M. and a "waiting surcharge" for each 2 minutes is added when the taxis are stopped or traveled less than 5 kilometers per hour. Different rates apply in other areas.

Climate

The climate in Taiwan is subtropical. In October, the temperature is around 20 Celsius (68 Fahrenheit).

Tipping / Taxes

Tipping is optional. It is usual, however, to tip for restaurant service and hotel porters. A 5% value-added tax is added to room rates and meals.


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Registration

Those who wish to attend the Congress should fill out the registration form and return it with full payment to the Secretariat before April 30, 2002.

Registration Fees

A. The 7th Congress of Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
B. Workshop on the Management of Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

RegistrationEarly Registration
(by April 30, 2002
Late Registration
(After May 1, 2002)
On-Site Registration (After October 1 2002)
APSR/IASLC MemberA onlyNT$10,800/US$300NT$14,400/US$400NT$16,200/US$450
A+BNT$12,600/US$350NT$17,100/US$475NT$19,800/US$550
Non-memberA onlyNT$12,600/US$350NT$16,200/US$450NT$18,000/US$500
A+BNT$15,300/US$425NT$19,800/US$550NT$22,500/US$625
Resident, Fellow, TraineeA onlyNT$5,400/US$150NT$9,000/US$250NT$10,800/US$300
A+BNT$7,200/US$200NT$11,700/US$325NT$14,400/US$400
Accompanying PersonA onlyNT$5,400/US$150NT$7,200/US$200NT$7,200/US$200
NSCLC WorkshopA+BNT$3,600/US$100NT$4,500/US$125NT$5,400/US$150
The Participant Registration Fee Includes:
  • Attendance in Congress Meeting
  • National Palace Museum Tour (Code: CT-1)
  • Admission to the Exhibition
  • Congress Kit
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Lunch & Coffee Breaks
  • Welcome Reception
  • Farewell Banquet
The Accompanying Person Registration Fee Includes:
  • National Palace Museum Tour (Code: CT-1)
  • Admission to the Exhibition
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Welcome Reception
  • Farewell Banquet
Method of Payment
  1. Bank Transfer: (Bank handling charge should be borne by the applicant.) Please send a copy of the bank receipt with registration form to the Congress Secretariat.
    Bank: Taiwan Cooperative Bank, International Department
    Address: 35, Sec. 4, Chung-Hsiao East Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan, R.0.C.
    A/C Name: Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    A/C No.:
    Swift Code:
  2. Credit Card: AMEX, JCB, VISA and MASTER CARD will be accepted. Registration fee can be paid by credit cards and will be charged in New Taiwan dollars.
Confirmation

The registration will become valid upon receipt of a confirmation letter from the Congress Secretariat.

Cancellation

Cancellations should be made in writing to the Secretariat. 50% of registration fee will be refunded before July 31, 2002 and no refund can be made for cancellations received after August 1, 2002.


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Hotel Accommodation

Congress Designated Hotels
  • All the prices are inclusive of a 5% VAT government tax and 10% service charge.
  • Room rates include breakfasts.
  • In the event of no show, you will be subjected to a one-night room charge.
Hotel NameCategorySingleTwin
Howard Plaza Hotel*****NT$4,320/US$131NT$4,870/US$ 148
Lai Lai Sheraton Hotel*****NT$4,840/US$147NT$5,170/US$157
Hilton Taipei*****NT$4,290/US$130NT$5,150/US$ 155
AsiaWorld Plaza Hotel****NT$3,850/US$132NT$4,180/US$138
Brother Hotel***NT$3,400/US$104NT$3,800/US$116
Civil Service Department Institute-NT$1,800/US$55NT$3,200/US$97
Application and Confirmation

For hotel reservation, please complete the hotel reservation form and return it with a one-night deposit to the Secretariat no later than July 31, 2002. The reservation will be valid upon receipt of a confirmation letter from the hotel. No reservation will be confirmed in the absence of a deposit. Hotel assignment will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancellation

In case of hotel cancellation, written notification should be sent directly to the Secretariat before July 31, 2002, and the deposit for one-night room charge will be refunded. No refund can be made for cancellations received after August I, 2002.

Hotel Information
Howard Plaza Hotel160, Sec. 3, Jen Ai Road, Taipei 106, Taiwan, R.0.C Tel: +886-2-2700-2323 Fax: +886-2-2700-0729
Lai Lai Sheraton Hotel12, Sec. 1, Chung Hsiao East Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan, R.0.C Tel: +886-2-2321-5511 Fax: +886-2-2394-4250
Hilton Taipei38, Sec. 1, Chung Hsiao West Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan, R.0.C Tel: +886-2-2311-5151 Fax: +886-2-2371-0936
AsiaWorld Plaza Hotel100, Tun Hwa North Road, Taipei 105, Taiwan, R.0.C Tel: +886-2-2715-0077 Fax: +886-2-2713-4148
Brother Hotel255, Sec. 3, Nanijing East Road, Taipei 105, Taiwan, R.0.C. Tel: +886-2-2712-3456 Fax: +886-2-2717-3334
Civil Service Department Institute30, Sec. 3, Shin Sheng South Road. Taipei 104, Taiwan, R.0.C. Tel:+886-2-8369-1155 Fax:+886-2-8369-1 177 9

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Social Events

Banquets
  • Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception
    Friday, October 25, 2002, 18:30 - 21:00
    Horward Plaza Hotel
    Fee: Free of Charge
  • Farewell Banquet
    Sunday, October 27, 2002, 19:00 - 21:00
    The Grand Hotel, Taipei
    Fee: Free of Charge
Congress Tour
  • CT-1: National Palace Museum Tour
    Friday, October 25, 2002, 13:30 - 17:00
    Fee: Free of Charge
    Majestically situated in the thickly-wooded hills of Waishuanghsi in suburban Taipei, the National Palace Museum is one of the world's most famous repositories of art, giving a breathtaking overview of Chinese culture. The museum houses more than 620,250 pieces of priceless Chinese treasures, some dating back 4,000 years.
  • T-2: One-Day Taroko Gorge Tour
    Tuesday, October 29, 2002, 06:00 - 19:00
    Fee: US$150 /per person
    Pick up from Hotel - Transportation for Taipei Airport - Arrival Taroko National Park - Enbus for Aborigine's dance performance, Marble Factory and Showroom - Enbus for Airport - Enplane for Taipei.
Accompanying Persons Program
  • AP-1: Chinese Knotting
    Saturday, October 26, 2002, 13:30 - 16:30
    Fee: US$25 / per person
    Minimum: 20 persons
  • AP-2: Calligraphy
    Sunday, October 27, 2002, 13:30 - 16:30
    Fee: US$25 / per person
    Minimum: 20 persons

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  • AP-3: Tour of Folk Arts - Sanhsia & Yingo
    October 26-28, 2002, 09:00 - 12:00
    Fee: US$30 / per person
    Minimum: 7 persons
    Sanhsia, about 22km southwest of Taipei and a short drive from Yingo, is a bustling old town with narrow, winding streets and brick buildings that are nearly a century old. The town's main attraction is the Tsu Shih Temple, one of the world's finest examples of Chinese temple architecture. Yingo, the main ceramic-producing area of northern Taiwan, is famous for making products of pottery.
  • AP-4: Tour of Chinese Culture
    October 26-28, 2002, 09:00 - 12:00
    Fee: US$30 / per person
    Minimum: 7 persons
    A city of many faces, Taipei is where ancient and modern Chinese culture co-exist in perfect harmony. The tour takes you to the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, the Martyrs' Shrine, the Shin-Kong Observatory and the Handicraft Center where you will be fascinated by the colorful cultural expressions.

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Taipei City Map

Taipei City Map

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Forms

Registration Form

Please type or print in CAPITAL letters.

Title ☐Prof. ☐Dr. ☐Mr. ☐Mrs. ☐Ms.
First name    Family name   
Position    Institute   
Address   
  
City    Postal Code    Country   
Tel    Fax    Email   

A. The 7th Congress of Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
B. Workshop on the Management of Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

A. Registration Fees
RegistrationEarly Registration
(by April 30, 2002
Late Registration
(After May 1, 2002)
On-Site Registration (After October 1 2002)Total
APSR/IASLC MemberA onlyNT$10,800/US$300NT$14,400/US$400NT$16,200/US$450
A+BNT$12,600/US$350NT$17,100/US$475NT$19,800/US$550
Non-memberA onlyNT$12,600/US$350NT$16,200/US$450NT$18,000/US$500
A+BNT$15,300/US$425NT$19,800/US$550NT$22,500/US$625
Resident, Fellow, TraineeA onlyNT$5,400/US$150NT$9,000/US$250NT$10,800/US$300
A+BNT$7,200/US$200NT$11,700/US$325NT$14,400/US$400
Sub-Total (A): NT$    US$   
B. Accompany Person Registration Fees
Title (Prof/Dr/Mr/Ms)Family NameFirst Name(s)Early Registration
(by April 30, 2002
Late Registration
(After May 1, 2002)
Total
NT$5,400/US$150NT$7,200/US$200
NT$5,400/US$150NT$7,200/US$200
NT$5,400/US$150NT$7,200/US$200
NT$5,400/US$150NT$7,200/US$200
NT$5,400/US$150NT$7,200/US$200
Sub-Total (B): NT$    US$   
C. Social Events
ProgramDateFeesNo. of Persons
☐Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception18:30-21:00, October 25, 2002Free of Charge
☐Farewell Banquet19:00-21:00, October 27, 2002Free of Charge
☐Pre-Congress Tour (code: CT-1)13:30-17:00, October 25, 2002Free of Charge
☐Post-Congress Tour (code: CT-2)06:00-19:00, October 29, 2002NT$5,400/US$150
Sub-Total (C): NT$    US$   

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D. Accompanying Persons Programs
ProgramDateFeesNo. of Persons
☐AP-1: Chinese Knotting13:30-16:30, October 26, 2002NT$900/US$25
☐AP-2: Calligraphy13:30-16:30, October 27, 2002NT$900/US$25
☐AP-3: Tour of Folk ArtsNT$1,080/US$30
☐AP-4: Tour of Chinese CultureNT$1,080/US$30
Sub-Total (D): NT$    US$   

(All payment in NT$, Exchange Rate for Reference: NT$:US$=36:1)

Grand Total (A+B+C+D): NT$   

Methods of Payment

☐ Bank Transfer to Taiwan Cooperative Bank, International Department, Swift Code: xxxxx; Address: 35, Sec. 4, Chung-Hsiao East Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan, R.0.C. Please state: Account Name - Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, A/C No. xxxxx and Name(s) of the Participants. Bank handling charge should be borne by the applicant. Please send a copy of the bank receipt for transaction together with your registration form to the Secretariat.

☐ Certified Bank Draft or Banker's Cheque, payable to the order of Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and state your name. Please mail the Draft/Cheque together with your registration form to the Secretariat.

☐ Credit Card:
I hereby authorize you to debit my credit cad account for the "Grand total" of NT$   
☐MasterCard ☐VISA ☐AMEX ☐JCB
Expiry Date   (M)   (Y)
Card No.   
Card Holder (please print)   
Card Holder Signature   
Date   

Cancellation Policy - The Secretariat must be notified in wiring of any cancellations. Registration / Tours Cancellation fees: 50% refund by July 31, 2002, no refund after August 1, 2002. Please return this form and bank transfer receipt (if paid by bank transfer) to the Secretariat by fax and /or air mail. Thank you for your cooperation.

General Innovation Service
6F-5, 171, Sung Der Road, Taipei 110, Taiwan, R. 0. C.
Tel: +886-2-2346-3686 Fax: +886-2-2346-3626


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Hotel Reservation Form

Please type or print in CAPITAL letters.

Title ☐Prof. ☐Dr. ☐Mr. ☐Mrs. ☐Ms.
First name    Family name   
Position    Institute   
Address   
  
City    Postal Code    Country   
Tel    Fax    Email   

Accompanying Person(s)
First name    Family name   
First name    Family name   
First name    Family name   

Flight Details:
Check In: October    2002 Flight No.    Time   
Check Out: October    2002 Flight No.    Time   

Room Type:
☐Single Occupancy ☐Twin Occupancy No. of Rooms   

Reservation:
Preferred Hotel / Category   
Second Choice / Category   
Third Choice / Category   
Remarks:   

Note:

  1. No rooms can be confirmed until your deposit has been received.
  2. Hotel rates are per room, per night, including 5% VAT government tax.
  3. All the prices are inclusive of a 10% service charge and breakfasts.
  4. Reservation made by completing this form and returning it by fax to Congress Secretariat by July 31, 2002. Thereafter, reservations at the special congress rate can only be confirmed subject to availability.
  5. Notification of cancellation should be sent in writing to the Secretariat before July 31, 2002, and administration costs of US$30 will be charged. Thereafter, there will be no refund for any cancellation. Please note that all refunds will be processed after the Congress.

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Methods of Payment
☐Bank Transfer for One Night Deposit:
In case of no credit card to be offered, one night deposit by bank transfer is requested along with the reservation Form.
Bank: Taiwan Cooperative Bank, International Department
Address: 35, Sec. 4, Chung-Hsiao East Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan, R.0.C.
A/C Name: Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
A/C No.: xxxxxx
Swift Code: xxxxx
Bank handling charge should be borne by the applicant. Please send a copy of the bank receipt for transaction together with your registration form to the Secretariat.

☐Credit Card Guarantee:
I hereby authorize you to debit my credit card account for the "   " hotel of NT$   
Master Card ☐VISA ☐AMEX ☐JCB   
Card No.   
Expiry Date   
Card Holder (please print)   
Card Holder Signature    Date   

Please return this form to the Secretariat by fax and/or air mail. Thank you for your cooperation.

General Innovation Service
6F-5, 171, Sung Der Road, Taipei 110, Taiwan, R. 0. C.
TeI: +886-2-2346-3686 Fax: +886-2-2346-3626


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Abstract Form

Personal Details

Title ☐Prof. ☐Dr. ☐Mr. ☐Mrs. ☐Ms.
First name    Family name   
Position    Institute   
Address   
  
City    Postal Code    Country   
Tel    Fax    Email   

Indicate desire presentation:

☐Oral ☐Poster

If abstract is selected, oral presentation will require

☐LCD Projector ☐Single 35mm Slide Projector ☐Tandem 35mm Slide Projector

Please choose the most appropriate category and enter the number in the box.

☐Thoracic Radiology
☐Pulmonary Medicine in the Postgenomic Era
☐Asthma and COPD
☐Lung Cancer
☐Pleural Disease
☐Bronchoscopy
☐Lung Transplantation
☐Respiratory Infection
☐Mechanical Ventilation
☐Interstitial Lung Disease
☐Tuberculosis
☐Critical Care Medicine

Author's Signature:   


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Instructions for Submission of Abstracts:

Submission
  1. Each abstract must be typed on the ORIGINAL abstract form in English, along with 3 photocopies by April 30, 2002 to the 7th Asian Pacific Society of Respirology c/o Congress Secretariat, General Innovation Service (GIS), 6F-5, 171, Sung Der Road, Taipei 110, Taiwan, R.0.C.
  2. Faxed copies or photocopies that are not accompanied by an Original Abstract Form will not be accepted. Additional Abstract Forms can be obtained from the Congress Secretariat.
  3. Deadline for submitting abstract is April 30, 2002. Late submission of abstracts would not be accepted.
Style
  1. Spacing
    Abstracts must be typed SINGLE-SPACED and must be contained WITHIN THE BORDER of the original Abstract Form.
  2. Type size and face
    To ensure legibility is maintained after the abstract is reduced for printing, a MINIMUM TYPE SIZE OF 10 POINTS MUST BE USED. Do not reduce the text by photocopier to enable more text to be included. Do not use typefaces that resemble script. Abstracts that do not conform to these regulations will be rejected.
  3. Layout
    • Title: The title should be in CAPITALS and extend to no more than two lines.
    • Name(s)/Institution: List the authors, institute(s) where the work originated, city and country. Authors should be listed by surname followed by INITIALS ONLY - do not include first names. The person presenting the paper should have his/her name UNDERLINED. Omit degrees, titles, institutional appointments, street addresses and post/zip codes.
    • Text: The text should be arranged according to the following headings:
      • Objective: State the main question/objective of the study/hypothesis tested.
      • Design and Methods: Briefly describe the design of the study and how it was conducted, indicating sampling and inclusion criteria, sample size, tissue or animal models, laboratory procedures, treatment, duration of observations etc.
      • Results: Present the main results with an indication of variability (e.g. SD) and precision of comparisons (e.g.96% confidence intervals) where appropriate.
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VEGF 189 mRNA ISOFORM EXPRESSION SPECIFCALLY CORRELATES WITH TUMOR ANGIOGENESIS, PATIENT SURVIVAL, AND POSTOPERATIVE RELAPSE IN NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER

P. C. Yang, *A. Yuan, C. J. Yu, #S. H. Kuo, #K. T. Luh
Departments of Internal Medicine, *Emergency Medicine and #Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose: To evaluate the correlation between the expression of four VEGF mRNA isoforms (VEGF121, VEGF165, VEGF189, and VEGF206) and the clinicopathologic characteristics, tumor angiogenesis, and patients' outcome in non-small cell lung cancer.

Methods: We examined the expression of four VEGF mRNA isoforms in 57 non-small cell lung cancers using RT-PCR, and the tumor angiogenesis using immunohistochemical staining.

Results: All 57 lung cancer samples expressed the VEGF121, VEGF165, and VEGF189 mRNA isoforms, and 3 expressed the VEGF206 mRNA isoform. A high tumoral VEGF189 mRNA isoform expression ratio was associated with a high intratumoral microvessel count (p=0.013), short survival (less than 24 months; p=0.001), and early postoperative relapse (less than 12 months; p =0.001). In contrast, the VEGF165 and VEGF 206 mRNA isoform expression ratios showed no statistical correlation with tumor angiogenesis, post-operative relapse time, or survival. Multivariate analysis showed that VEGF 189 mRNA isoform expression, microvessel count, and nodal status were the most important independent prognostic factors for patient survival and post-operation recurrence.

Conclusions: The VEGF189 mRNA isoform expression ratio shows a greater correlation with tumor angiogenesis, post-operative relapse time, and survival than do the other VEGF mRNA isoforms, and can be used as a prognostic indicator for patients with non-small cell lung cancers.