Social Events

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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:

Opening Ceremony

12 November 2016

Time Function
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

APSR Medal

Harasawa Research Award

Woolcock Research Award

18h36 – 18h45 Opening Gimmick and Group Photo


Welcome Reception

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.


Closing Ceremony

15 November 2016

Witness the wrap of APSR 2016 and together we will handover the prestige congress to the next host.

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