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APSR Interstitial Lung Disease Assembly

Meet the Assembly

Assembly
Head

Assembly
Head-Elect

Deputy
Assembly
Head

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Dr Arata
Azuma FAPSR
Japan
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Dr Takafumi
Suda
Japan
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Dr Moo Suk
Park
Korea
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What do we do?

Mission:

The primary goal of the Assembly on Interstitial Lung Diseases is to improve the care of the patients with interstitial lung diseases through education, research, and professional development.

The Assembly aims to develop and share new knowledge, training and education for members to increase their expertise in all aspects of interstitial lung diseases research and practice.

The Assembly focuses on clinical and research questions associated with interstitial lung diseases including translation of knowledge into prevention of disease, and improved diagnosis, treatment and patient outcomes.

Interests:

Current Assembly hot topics are clinical characteristics and therapeutics in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other interstitial lung diseases (ILD). And genomic and molecular aspects of interstitial lung diseases are hot issues. Early detection and biomarkers, severity classification, prognosis markers and index systems of interstitial lung diseases are also important issues. The current Assembly Head is interested in "Knowledge of ILD practice in each country, information sharing"; the Head-Elect focuses on idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) with autoimmune features; and the Deputy Head is interested in prognosis marker and index systems of IPF.

Who should join:

The Assembly welcomes APSR members for the opportunity to meet new people, to hear your ideas, and to help you get involved with the APSR. Access and Interactions with academic and clinical leaders in the field of interstitial lung disease through assembly activities, leadership, and collaborative projects.

Junior members keen to develop knowledge, build contacts and networks, present research ideas, seek training contacts and apply for funds. Senior members with vast experience wishing to share their knowledge, train and educate the next generation, build research collaborations and seek to represent the Assembly on international projects with Sister Societies.