Dear Colleagues
As the President, I welcome you all who attend the 14th Asian Pan-Pacific Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (APPSPGHAN) between October 23 and 26, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The mission of APPSPGHAN is to promote knowledge of paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, stimulate research in these fields, and disseminate new knowledge at meetings and elsewhere. APPSPGHAN is a non-profit organisation for the benefit of anyone in the Asian Pan-Pacific region interested in these fields. APPSPGHAN appears to be approaching a major turning point in its history.

First, we must keep up with the rapid strides in biotechnology. Second, we must work towards further enhancing partnerships among Asian Pan-Pacific countries in tackling common problems. Third, we need to establish more sophisticated constitution for APPSPGHAN. I expect from the bottom of my heart that as many young colleagues would attend APPSPGHAN 2018 and actively discuss medical and surgical problems of children with gastroenterological, hepatological and nutritional disorders.

Looking forward to seeing you in Bangkok,

Professor Akira Matsui, MD.



Dear Colleagues,
The Thai Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology (TSPGH), and the Society of Pediatric Nutrition of Thailand (SPNT) are honored to host the 14th APPSPGHAN 2018 under the theme “Toward Good Health and Well-being of Children” in Bangkok, Thailand. We are pleased to extend a cordial invitation to our conference, which will consist of a one-day program of Hands-on Course in Pediatric Therapeutic GI Endoscopy on October 23, 2018; and the main scientific program on October 24-26, 2018.

The scientific program will focus on current issues in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition, and will share the latest knowledge in treatment, health promotion, and advanced medical technology in the field from world-renowned experts. Therefore, this would be a great opportunity for participants to meet and exchange their experience and expertise, and to establish further professional and research networks internationally.

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is one of the world’s most favorite tourist destinations due to its cultural, culinary, and spiritual richness as well as modern attractions. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy the hospitality of Thailand and have an impressive experience during your visit in Bangkok.
We look forward to meeting you in Bangkok.

With kind regards,

Professor Suporn Treepongkaruna, MD.
President, the 14th APPSPGHAN
President, the Thai Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Assoc. Prof. Nalinee Chongviriyaphan, MD.,Ph.D.
President, the 14th APPSPGHAN (Nutrition)
President, the Society of Pediatric Nutrition of Thailand

Suporn Treepongkaruna, MD.

Nalinee Chongviriyaphan, MD., Ph.D

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