Welcome Message


Dear Colleagues,

The Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (APAAACI), the Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy Respirology& Immunology (APAPARI) and the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Association of Thailand (AAIAT) cordially invite you to attend its flagship event titled the Joint Congress ofthe Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology & the Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy Respirologyand Immunology (APAAACI and APAPARI 2018)to be held from 11-14 October, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Allergic diseases and asthma comprise a major health burden in the region with increasing morbidity and mortality. The theme of APAAACI and APAPARI 2018 is Novel Therapies, Prevention and IntegratedAction: Towards Improved Patient Care. With an outstanding scientific program and key experts from the region and around the world, APAAACI and APAPARI 2018 will provide a forum for the most useful combination of latest advances in research, review of current theory and practice, hands-on and problem-based learning. The congress is expected to gather over 2,000 clinicians, researchers, experts and health care providers in allergy, asthma and immunology from the Asia Pacific region and around the world. In addition to being an excellent forum for sharing of scientific and clinical information it will also provide a unique opportunity to interact with key opinion leaders, colleagues and juniors working in the field of allergy, asthma and immunology in the region and beyond-leading to increased collaboration,innovation,advocacy, improved patient care and preventative strategies.

Centrally located in the Asia Pacific region, Bangkok is one of the world’s top 10 most visited cities, blessed not only with the best meeting facilities but also with cultural, historical and indigenous, attractions, varied shopping opportunities, etc. We are confident that you will have a memorable time and enjoy your stay in Bangkok besides the scientific experience.

We look forward to welcoming you to participate in this prestigious event. It is only with your contribution that we can ensure the success of the Joint Congress of APAAACI and APAPARI 2018.


Prof. Francis Thien, MD
President, APAAACI

Prof. Ruby Pawankar, MD, PhD
President-Elect, APAAACI

Prof. Gary WK. Wong, MD
President, APAPARI

Prof. TF. Leung, MD
Secretary General, APAPARI

Prof. Kiat Ruxrungtham, MD
Chairman, LOC

Prof. Chalerat Direkwattanachai, MD
President, AAIAT