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

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APASL 2016 Tokyo

APASL2016 On-Site Registration will be available!!

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure for us to invite you to the 25th Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL 2016) that 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, companies, associations, non-profit organizations, 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 this Asian Pacific’s largest liver conference, we are sure that this 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, Liver Cancer, NASH, Liver Failure and other topics.

We are looking forward to hearing from you, and welcome you to Tokyo.

With warmest regards,

Osamu Yokosuka, MD., PhD.

President, The 25th Conference of the

Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver

Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology

Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine

Conference Information Scientific Program Registration

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Information of Airport Welcome Desk of APASL2016 (PDF file)

Airport Welcome Desk of APASL2016 will be available at Narita Airport and Haneda Airport on Feb. 19 and 20! Please stop by the Airport welcome desk of APASL2016 to get assistance for your transportation!

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; the Yoyogi Park, near from Shibuya, a neighboring area of historical Meiji Jingu Shrine, for your relaxation with deep greenery. By making a little side trip, you can go to Hakone area where has lush greenery, lakes, mountains and a splendid view of Mt. Fuji.

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Japanese Tradition in Tokyo.

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The Complimentary Hospitality Program of APASL 2016

By Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Tokyo Metropolitan Government will offer the “Complimentary Hospitality Program” for the overseas delegates of the APASL 2016. The programs are offered as complimentary basis and you can book these programs onsite* at the venue.
* Because the number of participants in this program is limited, application acceptance will close as soon as the limit is reached.

APASL STC 2015 in India has been successfully held!

December 18-20, 2015, New Delhi

APASL Single Topic Conference on HCV has been successfully held on December 18-20, 2015 at New Delhi, India with maximum information of the theme and a large number of participants!!

APASL Future Single Topic Conferences

We APASL will hold following Single Topic Conferences in the future.

APASL STC on Cirrhotic Complications in Korea

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

Date: June 10-12, 2016
City: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Venue: Kaohsiung Exhibition Center
President: Dr. Wan-Long Chuang
APASL STC on Non-Responders in Turkey

Date: September 22-24, 2016
City: Istanbul, Turkey
President: Dr. Necati Ormeci
APASL STC on HBV in China

Date: To be announced.
City: Beijing, China
President: To be announced.
Website: To be announced.
APASL STC on Prevention of HCC development in Japan

Date: April 10-12, 2017
City: Nagasaki, Japan
President: Dr. Hiroshi Yatsuhashi

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.