The 25th Annual Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR 2021) will be a hybrid event
consisting of both an in-person congress in Kyoto, Japan and a virtual congress through our dedicated online
APSR 2021 was originally scheduled to take place in Kyoto, Japan in October 2020, but due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been postponed to November 2021. However, since it would be difficult to ensure safety in November this year in the shadow of COVID-19, the decision was taken to hold the congress as a hybrid event, a combination of on-site events with virtual elements such as webinars, podcasts, and online presentations.
APSR 2021 has been shortened to two days to take advantage of the effectiveness of these virtual elements, and the entire academic program has been consolidated into the weekend of 20th and 21st November 2021.The first day will be a hybrid event, delivering the vibrancy and chance encounters that only an in-person congress can deliver, while the second day will be a unique virtual congress only, taking full advantage of online technology. In-person/virtual congress registrations will include free access to the on-demand virtual platform, open until December 2021(tentative), with all the scientific content available to be watched and replayed on demand.
Furthermore, in order to make this unique hybrid congress, a first for APSR, available to as many people as possible, we have reduced the registration fee significantly from the normal price.
Any updated information will be made on this website in a timely manner. Questions regarding the hybrid congress can be found in the FAQ section. We hope you find this helpful.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the 25th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR 2021) will take a place on 20th and 21st November 2021 for the first time as a hybrid event that will be held both in person in Kyoto and online around the world.
For APSR 2021, we are planning various programs in accordance with the theme of the congress, “Our Future.” This does not simply refer to future development or young scientists. People see the world differently and have different feelings and sentiments depending on their age and level of experience. Different goals and tasks are set depending on their type of occupation, e.g., medical practitioner, researcher, manufacturer, or government officer, and different opinions and hopes can be brought together to broaden the path to the future. APSR 2021 provides opportunities for people of different ages, positions and occupations to discuss opinions, challenges and hopes from their respective viewpoints to explore future visions. At the same time, the congress will comprehensively examine and present “Our Future,” i.e., the future of respirology.
We will fully consider what we can do for “Our Future” as APSR 2021 in the shadow of the pandemic and strive to make it meaningful and successful. We will also carefully monitor the status of COVID-19 and make appropriate decisions as necessary.
We sincerely hope things will settle down soon and look forward to seeing you all in APSR 2021.
Shu Hashimoto, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Nihon University
Kazuhisa Takahashi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine
Chair of Scientific Committee
Chair of Scientific Committee
Takeshi Kaneko, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Yokohama City University