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The 8th Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting of International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (APCM-ISPD 2017) held in Guangzhou

Last updated :2017-03-31

Source: The First Affiliated Hospital
Written by: The First Affiliated Hospital
Translated by: Feng Yizhi
Edited by: Wang Dongmei

The 8th Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting of International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (APCM-ISPD 2017), which was integrated this year with the Blood Purification Forum of Chinese Society of Nephrology 2017, successfully took place on March 22-25, 2017 in Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center. The Meeting was co-organized by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD), Chinese Medical Association (CMA), Chinese Society of Nephrology (CSN), and Guangdong Medical Association. Having received 1212 abstracts, the Meeting had in place 9 plenary lectures, 137 symposium presentations, 12 satellite symposia, and 54 oral and 207 poster presentations. 4623 healthcare professionals, including 201 beyond the borders, registered for the Meeting.

Mr. Zhi Su, Party Secretary and Vice Chairman of the CMA, Mr. Dafang Wang, Deputy Secretary-General of the CMA, and Mr. Guoying Li, Secretary-General of the Guangdong Medical Association, among other officials, addressed the opening ceremony. Renowned experts in the field, including Prof. Isaac Teitelbaum, President of the ISPD, Prof. Joanne Bargman, Past-president of the ISPD, Prof. David Johnson, President-elect of the ISPD, Prof. Shivanand Nayak, Chief-coordinator of the ISPD Asia Pacific Chapter, Prof. Philip Li, President of the Asia Pacific Society of Nephrology, and Prof. Xueqing Yu, President of the CSN attended the Meeting.


The opening ceremony was hosted by Prof. Guangyan Cai, Vice President of CSN. Prof. Xueqing Yu, on behalf of the tenth Executive Committee of CSN, delivered his work report, in which he reiterated that the priorities of the committee was striving to be top-notch, remaining to be down-to-earth, and facilitating the cultivation of young talents. To be top-notch, Chinese healthcare practitioners shall pursue the frontier of international academia, improve the quality and competency of nephrology research, thus earning Chinese nephrologists a greater say in the international community. Meanwhile the CSN bears in mind the development of less developed regions in central and western China, especially those rural and remote areas. The future of China’s nephrology lies in the hand of junior nephrologists. In that sense, the Society is expected to vigorously promote the cultivation of young talents – we set up Research Foundation for the Young Nephrologists and financially supported their engagement in international exchange, in the hope of laying a solid and sustainable foundation for the advancement of nephrology in China. On behalf of the APC-ISPD and ISPD respectively, Prof. Nayak and Prof. Teitelbaum expressed their congratulations on the hosting of this Meeting, and appreciation on the work done by the CSN as well as Chinese nephrologists. Participants at home and abroad were impressed by this large-scale, high quality, and educative scientific feast.


The Organizing Committee has provided 17 participants from developing countries within the Asia Pacific Region with travel grant. The Scientific Committee came forward with 6 English Best Poster Awards and 16 Chinese ones, whose recipients were awarded at the closing ceremony by Academician Zhihong Liu, Academician Fanfan Hou, and executive members of the CSN. The Meeting was successfully concluded on the afternoon of March 25, 2017.