Welcome Message from the President of APOCP7
Dear friends and colleagues:
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to participate in the 7th General Assembly and International Conference of Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention, which will be held at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan from March 20 to 23, 2014.
Building on the success of previous APOCPs, the main theme of this conference is “Cancer Prevention through Integrated Global Effort”. The program will provide an opportunity for all participants to exchange the latest information, ideas, and practices on cancer prevention, with your important contributions through free papers and poster presentations as well as participation in the conference. Outstanding cancer prevention experts will be sharing their expertise in insightful instructional lectures, workshops and forum.
In addition to the scientific program, you will benefit from the wonderful experience in Taipei. Moreover, the cultural background and beautiful landscape of Taipei will definitely contribute towards marking this event an unforgettable experience.
Once again, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to the APOCP 2014 in Taipei. Enjoy the conference and enjoy your stay in Taipei!
7th General Assembly and International Conference of
Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention
Welcome Message from the Secretary-General of APOCP
On behalf of the APOCP, I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Chien-Jen Chen, President of the APOCP and the organizing committee members of the 7th APOCP General Assembly Conference for their tremendous effort in preparing the conference.
The APOCP, a non-political, non-profit organization, was founded 14 years ago in 2000 to promotecancer prevention and also collaborative studies in the Asian Pacific regions. The aims of the organization are to provide opportunities to expert
researchers to exchange mutual information for cancer prevention, to promote collaborative studies on cancer epidemiology and prevention, and to facilitate the implementation of active programs for cancer prevention.
The main theme of the conference, Cancer Prevention through Integrated Global Effort is very timely because about half of cancer patients and cancer deaths occur in Asia. Cancer has been rapidly rising in this region. However, there are still wide variations in cancer frequencies, cancer burden and survivorship due to big differences in health care resources. International cooperation is, needless to say, essential to conquer this tragedy.
I believe that the 7th General Assembly Conference will be the key momentum towards continuous growth of our activities on practical cancer prevention, which need to focus on current knowledge, ideas and achievements.
Keun-Young Yoo, MD, PhD
Secretary-General of APOCP
Professor of Epidemiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, KOREA