The 24th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR 2019)

Message From The 24th APSR Congress President

Dear APSR members, colleagues and friends,

Greetings! On behalf of the organizing committee of the APSR Congress 2019, we are delighted to welcome you to the Congress, which will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam on 14-17 November 2019.

Since the first Congress in 1988, the APSR Congress has steadily grown in importance and become a worldwide annual meeting covering topics in pulmonary and critical care medicine and sleep breathing disorders, including COPD, asthma, lung cancer, chronic and acute respiratory failure, interstitial lung diseases, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, smoking cessation, respiratory rehabilitation and clean air, etc.

The Chairs of the Central and Local Congress Committees, together with all of us are working hard to bring you a programme that addresses the needs of all respiratory professionals, from scientists to clinicians, researchers and allied health professionals. I am confident that the 2019 programme will stimulate debate and shed new light on advances in the field.

Alongside the programme, the Congress provides a great opportunity for all delegates to create a network with peers from across the world. Knowledge is deepened when it is shared and by meeting together, discussing experiences and debating various approaches to key topics, enabling us to work towards a better future for respiratory health.

As time is getting closer to this unmatched event, registration will launch soon. We encourage you seize the opportunity to be the part of this prestigious progress. Students or scientists who are APSR members can take advantage of all that the APSR Congress 2019 has to offer at reduced rates.

The success of the APSR Congress 2019 depends on our dedicated and loyal members, and to those of you who join us for our Congress each year. I would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new members who have joined us this year, as we have seen our numbers rising thanks to our new membership strategy with national and international societies. We look forward to seeing you all in Hanoi, Vietnam for our 24th Congress, which will be one of the biggest events in pulmonary and critical care medicine in the Asia-Pacific region.

Join us and we believe that you will have a fruitful meeting and pleasant stay in Hanoi!

Yours Sincerely,

Chau Ngo Quy
President, 24th Congress of APSR 201
Chairman, Local Organizing Committee