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The 4th Asia-Pacific Forum on Andrology (4APFA) will be held in conjunction with the 10th International Congress of Andrology  

         

Invitation from the Chairman of 4th Asia-Pacific Forum on Andrology (4APFA)

Dear All,

The 10th International Congress of Andrology (10ICA), organized by the International Society of Andrology, will be held in Melbourne, Australia from February 23–26, 2013. The 4th Asia-Pacific Forum on Andrology (4APFA), sponcered by Asian Journal of Andrology, will be held in the afternoon on Feb 25 during the 10ICA. The theme of 4APFA is “Male Ageing and Prostate Cancer—Two Emerging Challenges in Asia.” We will have pairs of lectures to highlight the regional and global perspectives on the two key issues. Please see the specific information about 4APFA as shown below.

Organizer: Asian Journal of Andrology, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (CAS) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Chairmen: Prof. Yifei Wang (China)
                    Editor-in-Chief of Asian Journal of Andrology,
                    Senior Adviser, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
                    Prof. David J Handelsman (Australia)
                    Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Asian Journal of Andrology,
                    Professor in University of Sydney
General Secretary: Ms. Qinzhu Zheng (China)
                                    Editorial Director of Asian Journal of Andrology
Staff: Ms. Xiaoyan Liu (China), Associate Science Editor of Asian Journal of Andrology
Theme: Male Ageing and Prostate Cancer — Two Emerging Challenges in Asia
Time: 25 February afternoon 13:30-15:30

Program:
13:30-13:35 Opening Remark: Prof. Yifei Wang
Symposium 1: Male Aging
13:35-13:55 Prof. Yiqun Gu (China)
Deputy Director of National Research Institute for Family Planning
"Current Status of LOH in Chinese Middle and Aging Males"
13:55-14:15 Prof. Gary A. Wittert (Australia)
Professor in University of Adelaide
"Testosterone and the risk of type 2 diabetes"
14:15-14:30 Discussion
Symposium 2: Prostate Cancer
14:30-14:50 Prof. Dingwei Ye (China)
Associate Dean of Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center
"Prostate Cancer in Asia"
14:50-15:10 Prof. Larry Goldenberg (Canada)
Professor in University of British Columbia
"PSA screening for Prostate Cancer: Missing the Mark"
15:10-15:25 Discussion
15:25-15:30 Summary and Closing Remark: Prof. David Handelsman

4APFA is one of the major components of 10ICA. All the participants for 10ICA could freely attend the 4APFA without paying any registration fees. We sincerely welcome your coming to our 4APFA. It is a great opportunity for you to communicate and discuss with our invited experts on these major challenges in our region. We really hope that the active academic dialogue will promote developing our research strategy and potential collaboration in these fields.

The weather is warm and sunny in Australia in February. We look forward to meeting you in Melbourne, Australia!

Yifei Wang
Chair of 4th Asia-Pacific Forum on Andrology
Editor-in-Chief, Asian Journal of Andrology

 
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