Welcome Message from Hosting Chairperson

Dear Colleagues,

          On behalf of the organizing committee of the 11th Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Meeting / APPLE Annual Congress 2021 (APPLE 2021), we cordially invite all of you to APPLE 2020 which will be held on July, 2021 at Lotte Hotel Yangon in Yangon, Myanmar. It is our great honor and privilege to welcome you to Yangon, one of the charming cities in South-East Asia and the commercial capital of Myanmar. Since the first APPLE Meeting was held in Incheon, Korea in 2010, this will be the 11th Annual Meeting. This APPLE 2020 also coincides with the 6th Anniversary of APPLE Association since it was established in 2013 in Busan, Korea.

             Following the great success of the previous meetings, this upcoming meeting will also act as an important platform for sharing current and innovative approaches for prevention and management of primary liver cancer. While many countries have now developed and started implementing their own national plans for management of HCC, there are specific issues affecting countries in the Asia Pacific region that makes this process challenging for each and every country. By providing a dedicated platform to share experiences consolidate achievements and strengthen pan-regional partnerships, the APPLE 2021 will provide networking opportunities to accelerate the pathways to control and management of primary liver cancer across Asia-Pacific Regions.

           Under the theme of “Towards better Prevention and Management of HCC”, the APPLE 2021 strives not only to prevent but also improve patient care and multi-displinary management for HCC, through active international academic exchange and intellectual collaboration among the many hepatologists, surgeons, radiologists, and general practitioners in the Asia-Pacific countries. According to our theme, we will make the attractive program and invite distinguished speakers from all over the world to share their experiences, knowledge and expert opinions.

          I hope all of you can join APPLE 2021 in Myanmar to share the scientific knowledge and to enjoy very beautiful Yangon.

Yours sincerely,
Khin Maung Win
Hosting Chairperson of APPLE 2021