Social Events have been prepared for the delegates, exhibitors, speakers and accompanying persons attending the 21st Congress of Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR 2016). These include an Opening Ceremony, Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, and Closing Ceremony.
The social events program will allow delegates to network and catch up with colleagues and friends while at the same time enjoying a sample of Thailand’s vibrant culture, cuisine and entertainment.
The tentative program will be as follows:
12 November 2016
|17h49 – 17h56||Opening Performance: Royal Thai Drums|
|17h57 – 18h00||Opening Remark by Prof. Sumalee Kiatboonsrithe, APSR 2016 Congress President|
|18h00 – 18h03||Opening Remark by Maj. Gen. Dr. Adisorn Wongsa, TST President|
|18h04 – 18h07||Opening Remark by Prof Dr. Michiaki Mishima, APSR President|
|18h08 – 18h11||Opening Remark by Prof. Dr. Kwun Fong, Chair of APSR Central Congress Committee|
|18h12 – 18h15||Opening Remark by Prof. David Gozal, ATS President|
|18h16 – 18h19||Opening Remark by Prof Dr. Jørgen Vestbo, ERS President|
|18h20 – 18h35||Award Ceremony
Harasawa Research Award
Woolcock Research Award
|18h36 – 18h45||Opening Gimmick and Group Photo|
12 November 2016
Right after the grand Opening Ceremony, there is APSR 2016 Welcome Reception which you will experience our authentic Thai lifestyle. You can enjoy our famous street food while watching local performances and plays. You can also try the demonstration and take home your very own souvenirs as well.
Banquet Night (Loy Krathong Festival Theme)
14 November 2016
Enrich yourself with Royal Thai Cuisine and our carefully selected performances that will take you through time, from past to present. After that, we will take you to float the Krathong and enjoy the atmosphere of this unique festival you will never forget.
Loy Krathong could be translated as “to float a basket”, and comes from the tradition of making krathong or buoyant, decorated baskets, which are then floated on a river.
Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar; hence, the exact date of the festival changes every year. In the Western calendar this usually falls in the month of November. In 2016 it was celebrated on 14th November.
15 November 2016
Witness the wrap of APSR 2016 and together we will handover the prestige congress to the next host.