The APSR has been historically weighting the importance of education for respiratory field to both local researchers and sometimes the public in Asian Pacific region. As the name ESAP; Educational Seminar of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology indicates, the purpose is to improve and disseminate contemporary state-of-the-art knowledge and skills in the study and practice of respiratory medicine in the region by inviting the top class specialists from various respiratory fields, and organizing educational seminars.
I am very much delighted that ESAP Manila will be held at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Hotel in Quezon City, Metropolitan Manila, Philippines at 6-7 August 2014 to be hosted by the Philippine College of Chest Physicians; PCCP, one of our en bloc member societies we are closely working with. The theme of the ESAP; “State of the Art Pulmonology: Convergence of Practice” highlights the rapid advances in this field and the need for proper collaboration among different disciplines which deal with various respiratory ailments. The PCCP and the APSR are confident that all of participants would be satisfied with scientific programme of the ESAP.
On behalf of the PCCP and the APSR, I look forward to your attendance at the ESAP Manila.