Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee of the Asia Pacific Stroke Conference 2022 (APSC 2022), it gives us enormous pleasure to extend to you a warm invitation to attend the APSC 2022 to be held from 25 - 27th November 2022 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
The Taiwan Stroke Society is honored to be given the opportunity to host APSC 2022 in Kaohsiung. Themed “Stroke Care Reform through Collaboration and Cooperation”, the Conference Organizing Committee has designed and put together a comprehensive program, covering such diverse topics as stroke care, education, case report and research in the Asia-Pacific region. Exciting highlights of the Conference include, among others, improving acute stroke therapy, effective use of Telestroke during the COVID-19 pandemic, implementing stroke triage platform reform, collaboration and cooperation in the care of stroke disability and showcasing exemplary efforts in the field from the Asia Pacific.
Always sunny and full of vibrant energy, Kaohsiung is well chosen as the location for APSC 2022. Much as we’d love to welcome you all to attend in person in Kaohsiung, we are keenly aware that the COVID-19 pandemic still persists, our priority is, first and foremost, to ensure the health and safety of all the delegates. Therefore, APSC 2022 has been planned as a Hybrid Conference. The Organizing Committee has been closely monitoring the pandemic situation and will fully comply with the local measures at the Conference. Whether you join us in Kaohsiung or online, the APSC 2022 offers a rich scientific program and great networking opportunities, it is most certainly an event not to be missed!
We sincerely hope that you will enjoy the hybrid Conference format, network with outstanding doctors and researchers from different countries. We look forward to meeting you in our charming city of Kaohsiung or online in November 2022.
Jiunn-Tay Lee, M.D.
President, Taiwan Stroke Society
Executive Dean, National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan
Ku-Chou Chang, M.D.
APSC 2022 Conference Chair
Associate Professor, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Dear colleagues and friends,
I am delighted to invite you on behalf of the Asia Pacific Stroke Organization (APSO) to the Asia Pacific Stroke Conference (APSC) 2022, which will be held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, from November 25 to 27, 2022.
The world is struggling with the Corona Pandemic, which is especially true in the medical field. The fact that the situation is improving with the dedicated efforts of the medical community reminds us of the duty and pride of medical personnel to protect human health.
However, as it has not yet returned to the pre-pandemic state, APSCs have been held as virtual meetings for the past two years. And APSC 2022 will be held in a hybrid form rather than a full face-to-face meeting.
The theme of APSC 2022 is 'Stroke Care Reform through Collaboration and Cooperation.' The scientific committee is preparing a wealth of exciting content, so I believe that all participants will enjoy the conference.
APSO has been growing and extending its impact on stroke care, education, and research of the Asia-Pacific region since its establishment in 2009. Currently, 21 countries are joining the APSO as sponsoring or affiliated members.
In the Asia-Pacific region, the resources and environment of each country related to stroke and its care are different. APSO pursues 'a unified vision in diversity' and emphasizes balanced development to overcome these differences.
The annual APSC is the flagship conference of APSO, although APSO conducts various academic and educational activities. Taiwan Stroke Society and APSO are working together to prepare the best academic conference. So I am confident that it will be an excellent opportunity to exchange opinions on the issues we face regarding stroke in the Asia-Pacific region, promote mutual understanding, grow together, and share friendship.
We hope all of you will join us and enjoy APSC 2022.
Byung-Woo Yoon, MD, PhD, FAHA
President of APSO
Emeritus Professor, Seoul National University
Professor in Neurology, Uijeongbu Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University