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Bali, 2014

This congress was held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center on 13-16 November 2014.

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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.

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Date13-16 November 2014
VenueBali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), Bali, Indonesia
HostsIndonesian Society of Rspirology (ISR)

Post-congress report

The 19th Congress of the APSR was held with encouraging success on 13-16 November 2014, at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), Indonesia. The Local Congress Committee (LCC) members of the Indonesian Society of Respirology were very honoured to host an APSR congress for the second time. Under the main theme of "Unity in Diversity: To Unite the Diversity in Asia-Pacific Respiratory Medicine", the APSR 2014 convened a record-high of 2,751 delegates from 54 countries, as listed below:

Algeria4 Malaysia65
Brazil1New Zealand3
Egypt9Saint Helena1
Finland1Saudi Arabia21
Hong Kong65South Africa3
India158Sri Lanka34
Korea122United Arab Emirates13
Kuwait9United Kingdom14
Kyrgyzstan1United States25

The comprehensive scientific programme included five postgraduate courses (of which one was an ESAP), 5 workshops, 3 plenary lectures, 13 congress symposia and 23 assembly symposia organized by the APSR Scientific Assembles, which were delivered by over 121 distinguished speakers from 24 countries. There were special sessions to encourage young researchers and clinicians.

There were 879 abstracts submitted, of which 719 were accepted for presentation (168 oral and 551 poster presentations) – another record high. They were also published in Respirology, providing a valuable opportunity for researchers and clinicians in the region to go even further with their pursuits through discussions with the larger respiratory medicine community. A list of awardees is shown below.

We are most grateful for the participation of senior members from our sister respiratory societies: Dr Thomas W Ferkol, President of the ATS, Dr Peter J Barnes, Immediate Past President of the ERS, and Dr Alejandro Casas Herrera, President of the ALAT.

Thanks go for the expertise and broad knowledge of our international faculty of speakers and researchers, the enthusiasm of our delegates and the sponsorship of the pharmaceutical and instrument companies.

Finally I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Dr Kwun Fong and my fellow members of the Local Congress Committee, the Congress secretariat, the APSR secretariat, Mr Yasutomi Yamanaka, Ms Suga Konno, Ms Rina Kishigami, for their excellent teamwork and cooperation in organizing the 19th Congress of the APSR. Given the momentum that has been gathering over the years, it looks positive that the next congress will achieve a higher level of international interest and support.

We wish all the best for the APSR 2015!

Faisal Yunus
APSR2014 Congress President

APSR 2014 Opening Ceremony

(Left to right):
Dr Alejandro Casas Herrera (President, ALAT)
Dr Peter Barnes (Immediate Past President, ERS)
Dr Arifin Nawas (Chairman, ISR)
Dr Bambang Supriyatno (President, Medical Council of Indonesia)
Dr Faisal Yunus (Congress President)
Dr Sita Andarini (Executive Secretary, APSR2014 LCC)
Dr Arth Nana (President, APSR)
Dr Kwun Fong (Chairperson, APSR CCC)
Dr Thomas Ferkol (President, ATS)


APSR Medal:Christine Jenkins
APSR Woolcock Research Award:Greg King
APSR Harasawa Research Award:Kazuhisa Takahashi
Fukuchi Best Paper Award:Rebecca Vanders
APSR Travel Grant:Yasunori Ichimura,
Sang Hoon Lee,
Yoshiko Ikeda-Maquiling,
Dhamith Nandadeva,
Sumeet Nawani,
Siti Kamariah Othman,
Ariani Permatasari,
Mohammad Hoseein Rahimirad,
Shaghayegh Rahimirad,
Mamunur Rashid,
Sawang Saenghirunvattana,
Ungky Agus Setyawan,
Vincent Yi-Fong Su,
Nguyen Thanh Thuy
APSR Young Investigators Award:Jun-Pyu Myong, Yang Tian
Best Oral Presentation:Rahul Kodgule,
Fariz Nurwidya
Best Poster Presentation:Shraddha Rane,
Vincent Yi-Fong Su