The Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology aims to promote and encourage the advancement of scientific knowledge and research in all aspects of nephrology, and to promote the exchange and dissemination of this knowledge in the Asian-Pacific area. It has close links with all regional national societies of nephrology, and with the International Society of Nephrology (ISN).The APSN aims to cater specifically for the needs of the Nephrology community throughout the region, especially fostering the development of high quality nephrology in the less well developed countries of the region.
A Message from the President, February 2018
Dear all APSN Members and Supporters,
I have taken up as the President of the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology for about one and half years and would like to share with you the progress of the Society.
APCN 2018, Beijing, China, March 27-31, 2018
The Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology 2018 will be held in Beijing from March 27-31, 2018. CSN will organise together with APSN. We foresee this meeting to be the APCN with potentially the largest number of participants. Congratulations and thanks to the hard work of Prof Xueqing Yu as the Chair of the local organising committee, Prof CC Szeto and Prof Rob Walker as the APSN Co-Chairs together with Prof Fanfan Hou and Prof Xiangmei Chen as CSN Co-Chairs for the Scientific Programme Committee. The vibrant scientific programme is structured with 4 plenary lectures [Prof Joseph Bonventre (USA), Prof Alfred Cheung (USA), Prof Eoin McKinney (UK) and Prof Kazutoshi Mori (Japan)], 30 simultaneous symposia with 90 lectures and 6 pre-course sessions with 18 lectures. We have over 75 speakers around Asian Pacific region and globally to deliver the excellent academic programme. We will also have the first Hai-Yan Wang Lecture presented during this Congress by Prof Minghui Zhao. We have received over 850 abstracts. Prof Yu promised me to showcase the cultural essence of Beijing and China during this Congress and all of you are invited to join this luminous event.
APSN Executive and Council Meetings
In 2017, we have held two Executive and Council Meetings in Mexico City and in New Orleans.
Good discussions on the current operations and directions of the Society was made.
Philip K.T. LI
President, Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology
Previous APSN President Messages