The largest Asia Pacific liver conference took place in Tokyo

31st Mar, 2016

Over 4,200 experts in Hepatology from over 70 countries assembled in Tokyo for the 25th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL). Of these 4,200, two thirds were overseas participants.

During this largest liver Conference in Asia Pacific held under the theme of “Modern Hepatology”, the participants could study fruitfully in sharing the state-of-the-art views, values, experience and practices regarding liver diseases.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau (TCVB) contributed to the success of the Conference in sponsoring/organizing the technical visit, welcome desks at the airports, Japanese cultural programs and city tours for the overseas participants.

The technical visit to the Tokyo Metropolitan Cancer and Infectious Diseases Center Komagome Hospital allowed the specialists from Indonesia, Egypt and Taiwan to have an inspection of the Center’s three departments: Hepatology, Palliative care and Radiology.
After a briefing on recent research, the participants were guided through the operating room, laboratory, outpatient exam room and other facilities of the Center to observe the top-notch equipment in real use for the treatment of cancer patients.

The visit was highly evaluated by participated professionals as a great opportunity to inspect and discuss the different aspects of medical front, such as the methods of keeping medical records, governmental support for the patients in the last stage of cancer, variety of the anesthesiology protocols and many other topics.

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