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22nd Congress of the APSR

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Sydney, 2017

This congress was held at the Sydney International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia, 23-26 November 2017.

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The 22nd Congress of the APSR will be held at the Sydney International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia, 23-26 November 2017

Early bird registration until Sunday 10 September 2017

Late-breaking abstracts open Wednesday 9 August, close Friday 1 September.


Discounted Qantas Flights

Qantas is delighted to be the major airline sponsor for the Congress. Qantas, in conjunction with partner airlines, are offering registered delegates and their travel partners special discounted airfares which are easily booked online via the dedicated booking portal. Click here to book your flight, using the Access Code: APSR17 to get your discount.

The hosts for APSR2017 are the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ) and further details can be seen on the congress website:


There is an outstanding line up of speakers at the APSR Congress this year; over 20 international speakers, over 25 Asia-Pacific speakers and 30 Australian speakers sharing the latest advances in research as well as state-of-the art modalities in the management of respiratory diseases. You can find out more here as well as more information on the programme, as topics for the themed symposia are now available.

Late-breaking abstract submissions will open on Wednesday 9 August for abstracts which describe important current research advances and which have not been submitted previously. Only high quality emerging data with results finalised since the original abstract deadline can be accepted. You'll find further criteria and can submit via the participant portal. The closing date for late-breaking abstracts is Friday 1 September 2017.

This year's Gala Dinner promises to be a highlight; set in a stunning location affording views across the harbour to the lights of the city. It's only fitting to have a maritime theme, "The Captain's Table", it will be an evening to dress up for; as if you're invited to join the Captain at his table on a cruise liner. Dress with understated elegance, or even give your national costume an airing. It will be an unforgettable night!

Sunday 3 September is the last date you can get the Earlybird rate, so register now. Keep a lookout for regular updates to the Congress website www.apsr2017.com


Congress Co-Presidents

  • Jane Bourke and Matthew Peters

Local Congress Committee

  • Tanya Buchanan
  • Shen Kasayan
  • Theodora Ahilas
  • Richard Beasley
  • Norbert Berend
  • Peter Gibson
  • Vanessa McDonald
  • Brian Oliver
  • Jodie Simpson
  • Andrew Tai
  • Peter Wark
  • Richard Wood Baker

Congress Organisers

  • APSR 2017 Managers
    The Conference Company
    PO Box 90 040, Auckland 1142
    Tel: 1800 193 405 (Aus)
    or +64 9 360 1240
    Email: apsr@tcc.co.nz