The Asian Society for Psoriasis



By the present, many nationwide meetings as to psoriasis have been held in Asian region. For examples, the Japanese Society for Psoriasis Research (the JSPR), the Korean Society for Psoriasis (the KSP), the Chinese Psoriasis Conference (the CPC), the Xi'an International Psoriasis Forum and so on are well known. Therefore, psoriasis researchers in those countries gathered in one place, to know each other, and know the psoriasis study of the other country, time on the basis of it, to build cooperation and further development of each other also have come to we hope. A strong cooperation from the psoriasis conference of each country must be indispensable. However, at this time, social activities so far are not ripe in many Asian countries except Japan, China and Korea.

So, as part of preparations, the Tokai International Psoriasis Summit 2014 (the TIPS 2014) was held in Tokyo in 2014 (The President : OZAWA Akira and the Secretary General : MABUCHI Tomotaka). In the TIPS 2014, more than 75 Japanese researchers and 25 researchers from China, Korea, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and the United States participated. And this conference was held by Tokai University research funding only. Because we wanted to be able to discuss in the 2014 TIPS without any bias from pharmaceutical companies and so on. Therefore, this meeting was held without any research funds from Pharmaceutical companies. We believe that holding such a meeting will be useful and varied for the development of future research while maintaining mutual friendship and introduction of research activities.

And in the TIPS, we were able to create a joint declaration and cooperation minutes in English by cooperation and support of all the participants. As the summary of "the Statement of the TIPS 2014", the concepts of "To Know Others and To Do Something Together" were not only meaningful but also in demand. Therefore, we will share the concepts and collaborate, and ultimately hope to establish an official academic organization for Psoriasis that represents Asia. From that time, the meeting for Psoriasis will be held in two years each. And the next meeting will be held on September in 2016, Seoul.

The Asian Summit for Psoriasis 2016 (the ASP 2016) was held in Seoul (The President : YOUN Jai Il and the Secretary General : SONG Hae Jun. The ASP 2016 was an extension of the same spirit we shared in the meeting of the TIPS 2014, Tokyo. The Slogan of the ASP 2016 was "Raising our blossom together!" About 50 Korean dermatologists from the KSP and 25 researchers from outside the country, Japan, China, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and Mongolia as a new member joined to the ASP 2016, Seoul. As the statement of ASP 2016, China undertook and held the next meeting which was held by the President Dr. ZHENG Min, as the International Psoriasis Symposium 2018, Kunming.

(Dr. OZAWA Akira, Jan 1, 2019)

The Pre-Meeting for the ASP

  1. Dec 7 - 8, 2018, the Westin Beijing Financial Street, Beijing, CHINA
  2. The following 11 persons from five countries who worked hard at the TIPS, Tokyo 2014, the APS Seoul 2016 and the International Psoriasis Symposium Kunming 2018, attended to the pre-meeting for the ASP and discussed and decided as to the society's names, concept, officers, common case card preparation for epidemiological studies, academic meeting and so on.
  3. Participants for the Meeting
    (1) China
    ①ZHANG Jianzhong, M.D. & Ph.D.: Director, Faculty of Dermatology and Venereology, Peking University, Chairman, Department of Dermatology, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing, CHINA
    ②ZHENG Min, M.D. & Ph.D.: Professor, Chief Physician, Supervisor of Ph.D. and M.D., Director of Dermatology Department, Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, School of Medicine, Hangzhou, CHINA
    ③WANG Gang, M.D. & Ph.D.: Chairman and Professor, Department of Dermatology Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, CHINA
    ④FAN Pingshen, M.D. & Ph.D.: Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, CHINA
    (2) Korea
    ①YOUN Jai Il, M.D. & Ph.D.: Emeritus Professor of Seoul National University and Inshine Dermatology Clinic, Seoul, KOREA
    ②SONG Hae Jun, M.D. & Ph.D.: Professor, Department of Dermatology, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, KOREA
    (3) Chinese Taipei
    ①TSAI Dino, M.D.: Head of Psoriasis Clinic, Department of Dermatology, Dianthus Medical Group / Taiwan Adventist Hospital / Dr. Huang Dermatological Clinic, Taipei, CHINESE TAIPEI
    (4) Thailand
    ①SINDHVANANDA Jirot, M.D.: Senior Advisor to CICM, Thammasat University, Bangkong, THAILAND
    (5) Japan
    ①OZAWA Akira, M.D. & Ph.D.: Emeritus Professor of Tokai University, Isehara, JAPAN
    ②MABUCHI Tomotaka, M.D. & Ph.D.: Chairman and Professor, Department of Dermatology, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, JAPAN
    ③TOKUYAMA Michio, M.D.: Instructor, Department of Dermatology, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, JAPAN
  4. The establishment of symbol mark
  5. Explanation of the ASP terms
    (1) Academic meeting name: The Asian Society for Psoriasis, City, Year
    Example: The Asian Society for Psoriasis, Tokyo 2020 (The ASP 2020)
    (2) Name of officer
    ①The President of the Asian Society for Psoriasis, City, Year
    Example: The president of the Asian Society for Psoriasis, Tokyo 2020 (The President of the ASP 2020)
    ②The Secretary of the Asian Society for Psoriasis, City, Year
    Example: The Secretary of the Asian Society for Psoriasis, Tokyo 2020 (the Secretary of the ASP 2020)
  6. Administrative contact means
    In principle, E-mail or Fax is used for administrative contact etc.
  7. Creating and managing the Homepage of the ASP.

(Recorded by Dr. TOKUYAMA Michio, Dec 7-8, 2018)

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