Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it gives us great pleasure to invite you to the 23rd Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver Single Topic Conference (APASL STC), which will be held on April 10-12, 2017 in Nagasaki, Japan. We are delighted to welcome you to the beautiful, exotic city of Nagasaki in Kyushu Island of Japan.

Under the theme of “Prevention of HCC Development”, the conference the conference program will present high-quality content based on up-to-date information and cutting edge lectures by eminent researchers, in order to reconfirm the achievement of better basic and clinical practice in the field of Prevention of HCC Development.

The scientific program will consist of invited lectures, plenary sessions, symposia, and free papers on significant developments on the theme of Prevention and Management of HCC Development. The program will also provide the latest information and fresh ideas for hepatologists.

The conference encourages the submission of abstracts on research for oral and poster presentations through the conference website http://www.apaslstc2017nagasaki.org/ We would appreciate your submission and anticipate a large number of entries, which will stimulate active discussions.

Approximately 1000 delegates of experts from all over the world are expected to attend this conference. We are sure that this will provide an excellent opportunity for those of us in the Asian Pacific region to share the latest views, values, experience and practice, and greatly contribute to the progress of Prevention of HCC Development.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Nagasaki in the season when tulips, daffodils and other flowers are in full bloom in a popular park situated just across the street from the conference venue.

With warmest regards,

Hiroshi Yatsuhashi M.D.
President, The 23rd APASL Single Topic Conference in Nagasaki
Director General, Clinical Research Center, National Hospital Organization (NHO) Nagasaki Medical Center
Professor, Department of Hepatology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences