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

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Message from Organizer of APASL STC 2015 in India

We are delighted to invite you to the First Single Theme APASL Conference of 2015 on HCV being held from December 18th - 20th, 2015, at New Delhi, India. The theme of the conference is "HCV Infection and Disease & Recent Advances in Liver Diseases". The improved understanding of the molecular biology, pathogenesis and immunology of HCV has led to emergence of new and potent therapies; such as Direct Acting Antivirals (DAAs), host targeting antivirals and receptor entry inhibitors.

This seminal HCV meeting would have experts from different regions of globe and would provide an exceptionally rich and useful scientific content. The program would include scores of clinical case scenarios which would help delegates to learn and use most recent drug combinations in different stages of HCV disease. In addition, pathogenesis and new management options for Liver Cancer would be specially covered. Difficult-to-treat case scenarios such as patients with HIV or HBV co-infection, patients on renal dialysis, post-transplant patients, patients with advanced cirrhosis and access to new antiviral drugs would be discussed in separate theme sessions. A pre-conference "Post-graduate course on Recent Advances in Liver Diseases" would cover all advances in liver diseases in 2015.

Delhi, the capital of India, has a rich history. The city is dotted with spellbinding mosques, forts, and monuments left over from the Mughal rulers that once occupied the city. The contrast between rambling Old Delhi and well planned New Delhi is immense, and it's interesting to spend time exploring both. If you feel in need of some relaxation, cover the Golden Triangle of Agra with famous Taj Mahal and Pink city, Jaipur. New Delhi with its multi cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious background, visitors with diverse cultures and religions will easily feel at home here. The Local Organizing Committee is committed to hosting a memorable conference with the highest scientific standards.

Delhi is waiting for you and we look forward to seeing you and your family members at this academic and cultural feast. We would welcome your suggestions to make the event more useful and enjoyable.

B C Sharma
President APASL STC 2015 (India)

APASL STC on HCV in India

Date: December 18-20, 2015
City: Delhi, India
President: BC Sharma

APASL2016 Tokyo

Conference Information Scientific Program Registration

*** Registration and Abstract Submission now Available! ***

Important Dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: September 30, 2015
Close of early bird registration: November 30, 2015

Please Register by November 30, 2015 to take advantage of reduced fees! We look forward to welcoming you in Tokyo in February 2016.

Scientific Program
Feb 20 (Saturday) 2016 : Post Graduate Course
Feb 21 (Sunday) 2016 : Opening Ceremony / HCV Day
Feb 22 (Monday) 2016 : HBV Day
Feb 23 (Tuesday) 2016 : HCC / NASH Day
Feb 24 (Wednesday) 2016: NASH / Other Day / Closing Ceremony

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government will offer the “Complimentary Hospitality Program” for the overseas delegates of APASL 2016. The cultural programs conducted in English gives you an opportunity to feel Japanese traditions. The programs are offered as complimentary basis for participants of APASL2016 and you can book these programs onsite* at the venue. More details will be coming soon at APASL2016 Website!

* Because the number of participants in this program is limited, application acceptance will close as soon as the limit is reached.

Our Journal is Now on Medline!!

Dear APASL member

It is a matter of great satisfaction and joy to inform that the Hepatology International has been recently accepted by Medline for indexing, and soon all the papers will start getting cited on PubMed. This has been a long standing requirement of the APASL members and the academic community of this journal, which has been fulfilled now. The currently published papers can be expected to start appearing on PubMed in 2-3 months’ time. This will follow with all the papers published in the past that already aren’t on PubMed getting cited. We will keep you updated on the timelines.

APASL Future Meetings

We APASL will hold following conferences in the future!

APASL STC on HBV in Armenia

Date: October 3-5, 2015
City: Yerevan, Armenia
President: Dr. Hasmik Ghazinyan
APASL STC on HCV in India

Date: December 18-20, 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 Cirrhotic Complications in Busan

Date: April 8-10, 2016
City: Busan, Korea
Venue: Paradise Hotel Busan
President: Prof. Kwang-Hyub Han
APASL STC on HCV in Taiwan

Date: June 10-12, 2016
City: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Venue: Kaohsiung Exhibition Center
President: Prof. Wan-Long Chuang

*Further information regarding future STCs will be announced as soon as possible.

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

APASL Fellowship 2016

It is our pleasure to inform you that we have elected a 2015 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 2016 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.