18th Congress of the APSR
This congress was held at the Conference Center, Pacifico Yokohama, on 11-14 November 2013.
Congress websites remain online for a limited period after the event. Therefore for posterity, the following links are reproduced from the congress website www.apsr2013.jp at the close of the congress.
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.
Some information that is unlikely to be of further interest, such as hotel booking, transportation arrangements to the venue, etc., has been omitted.
in Asia-Pacific Respiratory Medicine
- Improving the standard of respiratory clinical care
- Supporting young researchers and clinicians in the Asia-Pacific region
- Contributing to the global health and science of pulmonology
The Conference Center, Pacifico Yokohama
1-1-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012 JAPAN
You, plus around 2,500 other professionals specialising in respiratory medicine.
The congress host is the Japanese Respiratory Society and the distinguished organising committee members are introduced below. Their combined experience will ensure the congress is a huge success and they are led by their renowned president, with his following Welcome Message.
What and why?
Welcome Message from the Congress President
It is my great honour and pleasure as congress president to welcome you to the 18th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR2013), to be held on 11-14 November 2013 at the Conference Center, Pacifico Yokohama, Japan. Following the success of the two previous congresses in Japan, 1988 in Tokyo and 2006 in Kyoto, the Local Congress Committee (LCC) members of the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) are very honoured to host the APSR for the third time. The LCC members are also pleased to note that this APSR2013 Congress is the 25th anniversary and a landmark in the history of the APSR.
Under the main theme for the APSR2013, "Creating Harmony in Asia-Pacific Respiratory Medicine", the four-day congress will feature a comprehensive scientific programme, including postgraduate courses, plenary lectures, and major symposia organized by 16 APSR Scientific Assemblies, which will be delivered by distinguished speakers in the field of respirology. In addition, oral and poster presentations will provide a perfect opportunity for researchers and clinicians as a platform for academic and clinical exchange. Young researchers and clinicians in the Asia-Pacific region will be able to improve their knowledge and skills through discussion with many invited researchers from the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS). The LCC will also organize a variety of social events for delegates to enjoy.
One year after the tragic Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster, with the medical support from countries of the Asia-Pacific region, Japan has recovered remarkably well from damage to the land and its people. We sincerely appreciate all the support and hope that the congress in Yokohama will be highly productive and exciting in terms of scientific and clinical achievement. Congress participants will have a chance to further understand Japan's historic disaster first hand by visiting cities along the northern Pacific coast.
I look forward to seeing you in Yokohama in the most beautiful autumn season.
Toshihiro Nukiwa, M.D., Ph.D.
President of Local Congress Committee of APSR2013
Medical Commissioner, South Miyagi Medical Center
Links to details
The congress website was www.apsr2013.jp and included the following PDF files:
The APSR covers all areas of respiratory-related diseases. With heads of APSR scientific assemblies, who plan symposia for their respective fields of expertise, the scientific programme delivers sessions with fresh and timely topics. In view of the differences of medical care in the Asia-Pacific region, the programme covers a wide range of themes from basic educational programmes to global topics of urgency and topicality with excellent specialists in the field of respiratory medicine, not only from the host country but also from other parts of Asia, Europe and the United States.
Ronald G CrystalDepartment of Genetic Medicine, Weill Medical College
Augustine M K ChoiPulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Ignacio I WistubaDepartment of Translational Molecular Pathology, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Meet the team
|South Miyagi Medical Center|
|Tokyo Women's Medical University|
|Chair of Central Scientific Committee
|The University of Tokyo|
|Chair of Local Scientific Committee
|Chairs of Local Congress Committee
|Fukushima Medical University|
|APSR Central Congress Committee
||Takahide Nagase (Chair)|
Teresita de Guia
David C L Lam
David S C Hui
Heads of Assemblies
|APSR Scientific & Clinical Assemblies
||V K Vijayan|
|Clinical Respiratory Medicine|
|Cell and Molecular Biology|
|Clinical Allergy & Immunology|
|Environmental & Occupational Health and Epidemiology|
|Respiratory Neurobiology and Sleep|
|Critical Care Medicine|
|Bronchoscopy and Interventional Techniques|
|Paediatric Lung Disease|
|Respiratory Structure and Function|
|Interstitial Lung Disease|
Inquiry Counter of APSR 2013
Convention Academia Inc.
4F Hongo UC Building
3-35-3 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo, Japan, 113-0033
Tel: +81 3 5805 5261
Fax: +81 3 3815 2028
Annual General Meeting
16:30–17:00, 11 November 2013
Congress Room 8 (rooms 511 & 512) 5F Pacifico Yokohama, Japan
2013 APSR Medal
Dr Mary Sau-Man Ip was an outstanding president of the APSR and worked extremely hard in changing our constitution, improving our modus operandi and dealing with many challenges during her term of office.
However, the Medal should not be viewed as an acknowledgement only of a contribution to the APSR but also a contribution to respiratory medicine in the region. Again, her work in sleep medicine has been outstanding. She has given many lectures and participated in many meetings both regionally and globally and is viewed as a role model for physician investigators internationally.
The award will be formally presented at the APSR Congress in Yokohama.
2013 Fukuchi Award
We are pleased to announce that the paper entitled "Effects of nutritional supplementation combined with conventional pulmonary rehabilitation in muscle-wasted chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A prospective, randomized and controlled study" by Dr Alev Gurgun has been awarded the 2013 'Fukuchi Award' for the best original research paper published in Respirology over the last 12 months.
The paper was selected by an international expert panel consisting of Dr Antonio Anzueto (University of Texas, San Antonio, USA), Dr John Mastronarde (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA), Dr Chunxue Bai (APSR Research Committee, Shanghai, China), Dr Albert Li (Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong) and Dr Christina Spengler (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), and chaired by Dr Michael Niederman (Stony Brook University, New York, USA). The panel ranked the papers published from Respirology Vol 17 Iss 5 through to Vol 18 Iss 4 for novelty, importance, methodology, clarity and overall quality. A consensus about the best original research paper was then obtained through a rigorous judging system.
The award will be formally presented at the APSR Congress in Yokohama.
Ann Woolcock Research Award
Dr Shu Hashimoto (Nihon University School of Medicine, Japan) has been granted an award named in honour of the prominent scientist, Dr Ann Woolcock. This is in recognition of his work, which enshrines excellence in respiratory research and research translation.
He will present "Epithelial cell in asthma pathogenesis" at the Ann Woolcock Memorial Lecture during the APSR Congress in Yokohama.
Michiyoshi Harasawa Research Award
Dr Peter Sly (Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute, University of Queensland, Australia) has been granted an award named in honour of the prominent scientist, Dr Michiyoshi Harasawa. This is in recognition of his work, which enshrines excellence in respiratory research and research translation.
He will present "Early life origins of chronic lung disease" at the Michiyoshi Harasawa Memorial Lecture during the APSR Congress in Yokohama.