The Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver [APASL]

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Message from President Elect / President of APASL2016

Dear, Colleagues

It is a great pleasure for us to announce you that the 25th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL 2016) will be held on February 20-24, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. We are delighted to welcome you to the cultural, historical and scenic metropolis of Tokyo.

Under the theme of “Modern Hepatology”, the conference program will perform high quality content with full of maximum up-to-date information and cutting edge lectures by eminent researchers, to show mature, time-honored, well-established explanation of Hepatology in order to reconfirm their significance by scientists and clinicians for the achievement of better both basic and clinical practice.

The conference aims to raise awareness of the current status and future prospects to develop a better understanding of the roles, objectives and operations of the various institutions, academics, associations, organizations, companies, and other related sectors, in order to enhance communication and collaboration within all of us, to deliver mutual benefits to the people in the Asian Pacific region, where liver disease has been one of the most common and serious problems.

As more than 4,000 delegates of experts from all over the world, more than 60 countries are expected to attend the Asian Pacific’s largest liver conference, we are sure that the APASL annual meeting is the perfect opportunity for those of us in the Asian Pacific region to share state-of-the-art views, values, experiences and practices regarding liver diseases, such as Viral Hepatitis (A, B, C, and E), Liver Cancer, NASH, Liver Failure and other topics. Please take this great opportunity to share knowledge and experience in our research.

We cordially invite you to join this conference and are looking forward to welcoming you to Tokyo in 2016.

With warmest regards,

Osamu Yokosuka, MD., PhD.
President Elect of APASL
President, The 25th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver
Dean, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine

Please visit APASL2016 website!

Important Dates of APASL2016
On-line registration opens: April 1, 2015
On-line abstract submission opens: April 20, 2015
Deadline for submission of abstracts: September 30, 2015
Close of early bird registration: November 30, 2015

SNS of APASL2016
The Social Network Services of APASL2016 have been opened.
Please check the latest news of APASL2016 through the following pages.

Supporting Scientific Associations of APASL2016
The APASL2016 organizer would like to say thank you to the following supporting scientific associations.

Visit Tokyo

Tokyo is a world-renowned metropolis and the center of Japan’s economy, politics, and culture. The city is keeping changing with newly opened high-profile spots and trends, and has so many aspects you can enjoy according to your taste.

Tokyo has many attractions and venues to entertain you. This city has beautifully blended ancient traditions and technologies, and wide range of unique venues for pre/post-convention programs are available from World Heritage sites such as the Imperial Palace to Tokyo Disney Resort. You can enjoy the mood of the old days it maintains in Asakusa area and state-of-the-art architectural structures such as Tokyo Sky Tree Tower as well. Tokyo has also many museums and galleries to satisfy your cultural interest.

Tokyo is a nature-rich place and you can find oasis to escape from the chaos aspects of the city for relaxing. It has, for example, a beautiful waterfront area, Odaiba, where is to be used for the site of 2020, Tokyo Olympic. By making a little side trip, you can go to Hakone area where has lakes, mountains and a splendid view of Mt. Fuji.

Tokyo offers the cuisines from all over the world, and the city has the largest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world. You can enjoy various foods, as well as those from all over Japan. Many eating places, from fancy dining restaurants to casual ones filled with local color, will entertain you. And of course the city is great for shopping paradise: the cities such as Ginza, Shinjyuku, Shibuya and Roppongi will deliver you highly sophisticated services and items with premium quality, and in Asakusa you can find many traditional Japanese items and warm hospitality from local people. Akihabara has transformed from a town of electrical appliances and personal computers into a famous pilgrimage spot of Japanese pop culture, including animation and comic strips.

Sure to be attracted by many choices and you might have difficulties in making decisions.

Updated Information of APASL 2015 in Istanbul

APASL STC on HBV in Guangzhou has been successfully held

The APASL Single Topic Conference on HBV in Guangzhou China, has been successfully held on December 12-14 2014, with record breaking participants numbers of APASL STC!!

APASL Future STCs in 2015

In 2015, we APASL will have following single topic conferences.

APASL STC on HCV in India

Date: August 21-23, 2015
City: New Delhi, India
Conference Patron: Dr. S K Sarin
Conference Chairman: Dr. B C Sharma
Conference Secretary: Dr. Manoj Kumar
APASL STC on HBV in Armenia

Date: October 3-5, 2015
City: Yerevan, Armenia
Chairman: Dr. Hasmik Ghazinyan
Website: To be announced.

APASL Future Annual Meetings

2016 APASL Annual Meeting: City: Tokyo, Japan

2017 APASL Annual Meeting: City: Guangzhou, China

2018 APASL Annual Meeting: City: New Delhi, India

Fellowship Program

It is our pleasure to inform you that we have elected a 2014 fellow successfully and now we are in preparation phase to offer the fellow the best placement for pursuing his career.

The objective of the fellowship is to foster career development by encouraging the beneficial experience of working in a different clinical or research environment in another country in the Asia-Pacific region. These fellowships provide for advanced training in health and medical research in any country in the Asia-Pacific region and enable fellows to work in a clinical environment or on a research project with nominated advisers. We appreciate your generous contributions and support for these APASL fellowships and look forward to a number of high-quality applications for a 2015 fellowship.

An application form can be downloaded by clicking here: fill in and send to the APASL secretariat ( We are looking forward to receiving your application.

There are no restrictions based on nationality. The sponsoring institution with the academic environment to provide adequate support for the proposed project might be suggested by APASL.

Application will be reviewed by APASL Committee members. The decisions of the Committee are final and not subject to appeal.