Dear Friends & Colleagues,
It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Inaugural Meeting of the Asia Pacific Laryngology Association (APLA), to be held from 1-3 November 2019, in Singapore.
APLA was established in 2018 by a group of specialists in Laryngology from a number of countries in the Asia Pacific region. The Association serves as an inclusive platform to share knowledge, developments, and challenges that may have unique Asian-Pacific cultural, social, and economic perspectives. While anatomy and physiology of the larynx may be similar the world over, approaches to diagnosis and treatment frequently are not. The Association is not-for-profit, and open to all physicians, researchers, allied health professionals, and trainees interested in managing problems related to the larynx, voice, swallowing, and upper airway.
The Inaugural Meeting of APLA will be held conjointly with the 8th International Conference of the Laryngology and Voice Association (LVA). LVA was established in 2001 in India, to bring together experts in different medical specialties including Otolaryngology, Speech Language Pathology, and counselors for voice professionals. LVA also publishes a peer reviewed biannual journal, the "Journal of Laryngology & Voice" in hardcopy and online format.
The Meeting aims to deliver an exciting, cutting-edge and yet broad-based program, with the theme “Frontiers in Laryngology”. In addition to lectures, debates, and demonstrations, there will be a number of mini hands-on workshops throughout the three-day program. We welcome not just to your participation, but also your contribution to the academic program. Speakers, teachers, and collaborators are already committing from the Asia-Pacific region and all over the world. Your presence and involvement will add greatly to the high quality of the program.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing a wonderful experience during the conference, and hope that you will come and enjoy the hospitality and culture of Singapore.
With sincere thanks,
6th Asia Pacific Airway Course
We are delighted to announce that the 6th Asia Pacific Paediatric Airway Course and Hands-on Course will be incorporated into the Inaugural Asia Pacific Laryngology Association Congress. REGISTER early for the hands-on workshop as places are limited!
Delegates requiring invitation letter for visa or institution funding, kindly contact the Secretariat at email@example.com.
Hands-on practicals for a number of laryngeal procedures will be available throughout the Congress. These practicals will be conducted at vendor exhibits using surgical simulators and the latest surgical instruments.
These practicals include:
1. Transnasal Esophagoscopy @ Pentax Medical Exhibit.
2. Injection Laryngoplasty @ Pentax Medical Exhibit.
3. Other practicals will be announced soon.
Please note that these practicals are in addition to the full 6TH ASIA PACIFIC PAEDIATRIC AIRWAY HANDS-ON COURSE on day 3, for which only a few limited places are still available.
The hands-on practicals are free-of-charge but on-site pre-registration is advisable to secure a time slot. Look out also for demonstrations of different procedures, which will be announced!