Welcome! Thank you for your interest and visit to the website of the Asia-Pacific Society for Alcohol and Addiction Research (APSAAR).
APSAAR was established in October, 2007 in Kyoto, Japan, and it will be officially recognized on January 1, 2008. I would like to thank every one of you for your constant support and efforts in making this happen.
APSAAR currently has countries such as Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United States as its members, and it is looking forward to expanding its member countries. The purpose of APSAAR is to improve the quality of people’s life in the Asia-Pacific region through extensive and constructive research on alcohol and addiction problems. I want to emphasize and ask you to keep in mind that the global connections and cooperation we have are vital factors in assuring social developments.
We successfully finished the first Congress of APSAAR held in Seoul, Korea from November 12, 2009 to November 14, 2009. We are now expecting next Congress that will be held on November 9-11 in Bangkok, Thailand. The local organizing committee for the second congress is already working on it.
I would like to encourage all Asia-Pacific researchers on addiction problems to actively participate in and support APSAAR.
Lastly, I hope the New Year brings happiness, success and prosperity for you and your family.
Ihn-Geun Choi, MD, PhD
Asia-Pacific Society for Alcohol and Addiction Research