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, April 2019
Dear all APSN Members and Supporters,
I am truly humbled to take over from Philip Li as the president of the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology. I would like to thank Philip for his outstanding leadership. He started new committees and workgroups such as Young Nephrologists Committee (chaired by Jack Ng), AKI Committee (chaired by Zoltan Endre and Yang Li as co-chair) and Clinical Practice Guidelines on Diabetic Kidney Disease Workgroup (chaired by Adrian Liew). He also incorporated a new idea of exchange of young nephrologists from high income countries with those from low-middle income countries in APSN CME course (chaired by Xueqing Yu and Katherine Barraclough as co-chair).
I am also very happy to welcome Sydney Tang as our new president-elect. We have worked together in many chances so far, and we will harmonize and corporate together to achieve the mission of the APSN.
I would also like to congratulate David Harris, Peter Kerr, and their team for organizing a truly successful World Congress of Nephrology on April 12-15 in Melbourne, co-sponsored by the APSN and the ANZSN. I had privilege to serve as chair of the program committee, and had great support by our deputy chairs, Vivek Jha and Marcello Tonelli.
During the meeting, Philip held the 40th anniversary dinner of the APSN and showed the history of our society to the attendees. We are very proud to be a part of this historic society.
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President, Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology
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