Dear colleagues and friends,
It is with great pleasure and honor that I welcome you, my colleagues, to the Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunonogy 2013 (APAPARI 2013) Congress in Bangkok. In fact, this is the 15th anniversary of APAPARI congress since it has started the 1st APAPARI congress here in Bangkok in 1998. This year also we are glad to have The Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Association of Thailand highly support this annual congress.
The members of the organizing and program committees have worked hard to ensure that APAPARI 2013 offers all participants a world-class scientific program that is clinically practical and up-to-date in Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, Respirology and Immunology. The program is comprised of plenary sessions, WAO-APAPARI symposium, luncheon symposium, symposiums, satellite symposium, free communications, and poster presentation for abstracts. Because of a significant increase in the prevalence of allergies all over the world including the Asia-Pacific region, we have placed a greater emphasis this year on food allergy for an additional full day of workshop. World-renowned speakers have been invited to discuss and share the latest knowledge and discoveries, especially the experts from Asia-Pacific region, will provide an exciting, stimulating and informative event to greatly enrich the participant's knowledge and exposure.
Sincerely appreciated, I extend my special thanks to the APAPARI Council members and to the sponsors for their contributions and participations.
Beside the scientific program, you will have a chance to explore the wonders and treasures offered by Thailand, a country with the unique culture, wonderful natural vistas, and populated by warm and hospitable people.
All of the APAPARI 2013 Committees are looking forward to welcoming you to this grand event.
President, APAPARI 2013 Congress