It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 6th Conference of International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Asia Pacific Region, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on 22 - 25 March 2017.
The theme of this conference is “TB free Asia Pacific -Accelerate Steps toward Healthier Lungs- ”, which is in accordance with the post-2015 global strategy in the fight against TB and which should also impact lung health issues other than TB. Furthermore, the above fight against TB in line with the universal health coverage will significantly benefit the health services in general. The countries and areas of the Asia Pacific Region, one of the seven Regions under the Union, account for a quarter of the global toll of TB. In addition, the recent changes in the clinical and epidemiological picture of TB and other lung disease have been remarkable; i.e., rapid aging of the patients, socioeconomically marginalized people, increasing attention to TB in children, claims for wider use of advanced technologies, and the tobacco problem as a basic human rights issue. The 2017 conference sessions will address these problems in Asia Pacific settings from clinical, preventive, and research points of view, emphasizing the shared responsibilities of people, governments, and industries on both affected and donor sides.
For the above purposes, the conference will provide the opportunities to learn about the facts and relevant solutions, to exchange experiences and views among participants, and to discover opportunities and challenges of their own, thus strengthening the networks of all those involved in these common targets in the Region.
Finally, we welcome you to Tokyo, which not only offers modern and convenient venues for scientific activities, but also entertains you with a fantastic environment of spring days, the best season in a year with its cherry blossoms, as well as fascinating traditional Japanese culture, and wonderful cuisine with delicious Sake.
We look forward to seeing you in Tokyo in 2017.
Outline of Conference
6th Conference of International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Asia Pacific Region, 2017
Conference Date and venue
22 - 25th March, 2017
Tokyo International Forum, Yurakucho, Tokyo
Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Asia Pacific Region
Toru MORI, MD., PhD.
Director Emeritus of Research Institute of Tuberculosis
Researchers working on TB and lung diseases and their controls mainly in Asia Pacific region, health care professionals (doctors, public health nurses, clinical nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technologists), public administrators, pharmaceutical companies and medical equipment manufacturers.
The members of this region other than Japan include Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam. The conference may also include the presentations from the countries/area beyond of the member.
Expected number of participants
Approximately 500 to 1000 participants from Japan and 300 participants from the countries outside of Japan (300 participants usually attended from the countries outside of hosting countries to the previous conferences) are expected to attend the conference.