Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Urologists
President’s messege

Dear Colleagues:

I am greatly honored to be the president of APAPU for the next two years from now, and hopefully all members will be happy and healthy in 2022.

I would like to thank the past president, Dr. Stephen Yang for leading our association, even in the difficult situation brought on by COVID and thank Dr. Sajid Sultan for running the wonderful APAPU visit SIUT program.

APAPU was founded in 1998 by doctors from four countries and is now a representative society of the Asian-Pacific region in Pediatric Urology with 16 participating countries.

Due to COVID, we could not hold an annual meeting for two years; however we have held 21 annual meetings during the previous 23 years.

Our society aims to improve the quality of health care and research capabilities of medical doctors in Asia-Pacific countries through academic activities, education, and mutual exchanges.

Now, I think we have reached a point where we need to take one step forward, based on a solid foundation having been built by the members of the society for over 23 years. We will make it a sustainable society so that we won’t be stagnant in our long and rich history, but make a good transit into the next generation.

Firstly, the young active member group will be encouraged to play a lot of roles so that our society will remain great in future generations.

Secondly, we will maximize the activities of the society by efficiently organizing various committees of our association. We will reorganize each committee so that many young members can participate and be active. A committee chairperson will be able to do his/her job independently by communicating with the board members.

In particular; through the committee of education, we will make a regular education program through virtual meetings. We will compose the lecturer group from many countries and make opportunities for frequent discussions between Asia-Pacific member countries on clinical cases and latest issues. The non-face-to-face meeting program will be at no cost to participants.

Thirdly, we will strengthen our ties with global societies so that we can interact efficiently. The global committee (tentative) chairperson is going to communicate with many other global societies and make decisions in terms of collaboration.

And lastly, we will work on creating and raising funds for these academic and educational activities.

By doing so, we would like to be a society where pediatric urology members from all Asia-Pacific countries can actively participate, enjoy, and receive benefits.

Thank you and I hope you will stay healthy and well!

Kun Suk Kim, MD
President of APAPU

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