Background on establishment of APAPARI

In 1995, Prof. Chen, Prof. Vichyanond and Prof. Lee discussed the necessities of gathering for Asian Pediatric Allergists and decided to form an association at the 2nd APCACI in Taiwan.

In 1997, they got together to prepare the establishment of the association on April 12 at KAPARD in Seoul, Korea. After two additional meetings in Seoul, it was agreed to name the association “Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology”, APAPARI in short.

In 1998, the meeting for the foundation of APAPARI was held on May 13 at Allergy Asthma Meeting 1998 in Bangkok, Thailand. In this meeting, the name of association and steering committee were established and Prof. Pakit Vichyanond was elected as the 1st president of APAPARI. Initial membership included physicians and scientists from 10 countries in Asia-Pacific region.

In 2017, during the 2017 APAPARI meeting in Beijing, the word “Association” was replaced by “Academy” under the presidency of Prof. Gary Wong. This change was aimed to increase the level of the academic activities (i.e. academy) among members and also provide opportunities to cultivate future academic leaders in the field.

Past presidents

1998-2001Pakit Vichyanond (Thailand) Photo
2002Yoji Iikura (Japan) Photo
2003-2006Sang-li Lee (Korea) Photo
2007-2009Bee Wah Lee (Singapore) Photo
2009-2013Akihiro Morikawa (Japan) Photo
2014-2018Gray Wong (Hong Kong) Photo
2019-2021Hugo van Bever (Singapore) Photo

Click [ photo ] and you will see the annual changes of presidents.


Past meetings

CityCountryConference nameCo-organized society
11997.4.12SeoulKorea10th KAPARDKAPARD
21997.6.14SeoulKorea5th West Pacific Allergy Symposium
31998.5.13BangkokThailandAllergy Asthma Meeting 1998
41998.12.8-11ManilaPhilippines3rd APCACAPCACI
51999.7.26Kuala LumpurMalaysia2nd MTSMTS
62000.10.18SydneyAustrailiathe meeting of the APAPARI Executive Committee
72001.6.17BangkokThailandthe Extraordinary Meeting of the APAPARI Board
82002.9.22TokyoJapanAPAPARI Committee Meeting
92003.11.28SingaporeSingaporeAPAPARI workshop of Council Members
102005.4.7-9SeoulKoreaAPAPARI-KAPARD Congress2005KAPARD
112006.4.21-23JakartaIndonesiaAPAPARI-JACIN Joint Meeting 2006JACIN
122007.3.18-21ManilaPhilippines15th PAPP Annual ConventionPAPP
132008.10.3-5SingaporeSingaporeJoint Singapore Paediatric Congress & APAPARI Meeting 2008SPS
142009.4.17-19SuzhouChinaCMA, CSA
152010.11.6-9SingaporeSingaporeAPAAACI 2010APAAACI
162011.10.28-30FukuokaJapan48th JSPACIJSPACI
172012.10.19-21TaipeiTaiwanJoint Congress of APAPARI 2012 & 16th TAPAAI & 34th TCSITAPAAI, TCSI
182013.10.2-4BangkokThailandAPAPARI 2013AAIAT
192014.10.8-10YogyakartaIndonesia2nd IPACIIPACI
202015.10.14-17SeoulKoreaWAC 2015WAO, KAAACI
212016.10.17-20Kuala LumpurMalaysiaAPAPARI-APAAACI Congress 2016APAAACI
222017.11.3-5BeijingChinaAPAPARI 2017CMEA
232018.10.11-14BangkokThailandAPAAACI-APAPARI Congress 2018APAAACI
242019.10.9-12BaliIndonesiaAPAPARI 2019 BaliIPS
252020.9.17-10.20Kyoto (Virtual)JapanJSA/WAO Joint Congress 2020JSA, WAO
262021.5.20-22Seoul (Virtual)Korea2021 KAPARD-APAPARI Joint CongressKAPARD
(Onsite & Online Hybrid)
Japan2022 JSPACI-APAPARI Joint CongressJSPACI

    Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Association of Thailand


    Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology


    Asian Pacific Congress of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

  • CMA

    Chinese Medical Association

  • CMEA

    China Medicine Education Association

  • CSA

    Chinese Society of Allergology


    Indonesian Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology

  • IPS

    Indonesian Pediatrics Society


    Jakarta Allergy and Clinical Immunology Network


    Japanese Society of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology

  • JSA

    Japanese Society of Allergology


    Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology


    Korean Academy of Pediatric Allergy and Respiratory Disease

  • MTS

    Malaysian Thoracic Society

  • PAPP

    Philippine Academy of Pediatric Pulmonologists

  • SPS

    Singapore Pediatric Society


    Taiwan Academy of Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

  • TCSI

    The Chinese Society of Immunology

  • WAO

    World Allergy Organization