Assembly of Asia Pacific
International Academy of Pathology

Message from the convener

Since the official endorsement of the IAP council for the formation of the Assembly of the Asia Pacific IAP in 2010, which is first Assembly of the IAP organization, the AAPIAP has seen rapid developments both in terms of the meetings that were organized and in terms of member societies. The AAPIAP oversees the organization of the 2-yearly Asia Pacific IAP Congresses, all of which are highly successful and well attended form participants over the world, and provides a platform for regional pathologists to exchange views and experiences, and foster friendship. The Surgical Pathology Update and Junior Academy is a yearly event organized by the committee, and this meeting brings together international and regional experts to different areas within the region, and these meeting are always well attended by the pathologists of the host countries. To date, this meeting has been held in The Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Indonesia. There are also other meetings that AAPIAP is involved in Cambodia and Vietnam.
In the coming years, the AAIAP will explore other additional ways to bring quality educational activities to different Asia Pacific areas, to foster more collaborative efforts among the larger divisions to in education provision, and to liaise with other international IAP groups.

Gary Tse, Hong Kong