Welcome To The Asian Pacific Society Of Nephrology
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 2012
Dear Member: I hope this letter finds you well. I am President of the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN), and my tenure as president will continue until the 13th Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN) which will be held in Hong Kong in 2013. With your cooperation and support, I feel that I can fulfill the great responsibilities before me. In my letter as the new President of APSN, I cherished the 3Cs, Communication, Collaboration and Coordination, as principles of my duties in this society. If all our membership would apply the 3Cs at all times, it would encourage more cooperative relationships. I would like to introduce the activities of the APSN for this year to our members. 1. Official Journal of the APSN, Nephrology We have selected three valuable manuscripts from Nephrology each year. I would like to continue the Best Paper Award and also prepare an educational section in the home page of our society. 2. CME Members of the APSN and ISN-COMGAN have given lectures in Asian Countries many times. In 2011, I visited Asian cities such as Urumqi, Jakarta, Surabaya, Bangkok, Taipei and Kaohsiung and gave lectures as the President of the APSN. I hope there will be further activities of the CME this year. 3. Communications At the Annual Meeting of the ASN in Philadelphia last year, Committee members of the APSN communicated with members of the ISN-Asian Committee. I believe that such meetings will be fruitful in the future. The 5th Congress of the International Society for Hemodialyis (ISHD 2012, President: Professor Chen Hung-Chung, Kaohsiung Medical University) will be held on August 3-5, 2012 in Taipei. I would like the members of the APSN to attend and discuss many issues on hemodialysis. Finally, I sincerely seek your support and request your best efforts in achieving further advancement of this society.
Yasuhiko TOMINO, MD, PhD President , Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
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