HISTORY OF APSCVIR

In the year 1991, there was a course of Interventional Radiology in Singapore, where Professors Lenny Tan (Singapore), Kyoichi Hiramatsu (Japan), Man Chung Han (Korea), Jae Hyung Park (Korea), and Ken Thomson (Australia) participated. They gained the sympathy of founding a scientific society for cardiovascular and interventional radiology during the meeting. They founded the Asia Pacific Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology as a world-wide network of interventional radiologists, just as others have with SCVIR of USA and with CIRSE of Europe.

The Officers for 1991 to 1992 were as follows: President Lenny KA Tan, President-Elect Man Chung Han, Secretary Ken Thomson, Treasurer Kyoichi Hiramatsu, Membership Committee Hideo Uchida (Chairman, Japan), Nara Vaeusorn (Thailand), Wong Siew Hua (Hong Kong), Program Committee Jae Hyung Park (Chairman), Hsien Jar Chiang (Taiwan), Abdul Samad Sakijan (Malaysia).

After reaching a consensus to form the Asia Pacific Society, they decided for Korea to hold the first meeting of Asia Pacific Congress of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (APCCVIR). Professor Man Chung Han accepted the proposal to become the Organising Chairman on condition that the 2nd biennial meeting should be followed in Japan in 1995 and the 3rd meeting in Australia in 1997.

Since 1993, when the 1st APCCVIR was successfully held in the Hilton Hotel, Seoul, Korea, the biennial meetings of APCCVIR were satisfactorily followed in other Asia Pacific territories. The Presidents and Officers of the Society, and the Organising Committee and venues of the successive meetings are summarised in Table 1 and Table 2.

Table 1. The list of Presidents, Officers and members of Executive Committee of Asia Pacific Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (APSCVIR)

The List of Executive Board and Executive Committee Members of APSCVIR

  • 13th 2016
    • Teng Gao-Jun

      President

    • Andrew Holden

      President-Elect

    • Prijo Sidipratomo

      Secretary General

    Executive Committee of APSCVIR

    • John Vrazas (Australasia)
    • Stephen Merrilees (Australasia)
    • Wei-Jian Jiang (China)
    • Hong Shan (China)
    • Rickie Cheng (Hongkong)
    • Sherwin Lo (Hongkong)
    • Gireesh Warawdekar (India)
    • Suyash Kulkarni (India)
    • Jacub Pandelaki (Indonesia)
    • Cindy Sadikin (Indonesia)
    • Yasuaki Arai (Japan)
    • Shozo Hirota (Japan)
    • Young Soo Do (Korea)
    • Hae Giu Lee (Korea)
    • Jeyaledchumy Mahadevan (Malaysia)
    • Alex Tang (Malaysia)
    • Undrakh-Erdene Erdenebold (Mongolia)
    • Urnultsaikhan Ganbold (Mongolia)
    • Chua Gim Chuah (Singapore)
    • Luke Toh (Singapore)
    • Wen-Sheng Tzeng (Taiwan)
    • Ding-Kwo Wu (Taiwan)
    • Anuchit Ruamthanthong (Thailand)
    • Keerati​ ​Hongsakul (Thailand)
    • Pham Minh Thong (Vietnam)
    • Vu Dang Luu (Vietnam)
    • Maria Lourdes Badion (Philippines)
    • Dennis Villanueva (Philippines)
    • Kyaw Zay Ya (Myanmar)
    • Aung Htet (Myanmar)
    • Muhammad Azeemuddin (Pakistan)
    • Najam Uddin (Pakistan)
  • 12th 2014
    • Tan Bien Soo

      President

    • Teng Gao-Jun

      President-Elect

    • Tay Kiang Hiong

      Secretary General

  • 11th 2012
    • Shozo Hirota

      President

    • Tan Bien Soo

      President-Elect

    • Secretary of Society

  • 10th 2010
    • Jae Hyung Park

      President

    • Shozo Hirota

      President-Elect

    • Reiichi Ishikura

      Secretary of Society

    Executive Committee of APSCVIR

    • Lourens Bester (Australia)
    • Kenneth R Thomson (Australia)
    • Yinghua Zou (China)
    • Gao-Jun Teng (China)
    • Philip CH Kwok (Hongkong)
    • Paul SF Lee (Hongkong)
    • Sanjiv Sharma (India)
    • Shyamkumar Keshava (India)
    • Reiichi Ishikura (Japan)
    • Kenji Nakamura (Japan)
    • Shigeru Furui (Japan)
    • Kyung Sup Song (Korea)
    • Jae Kyu Kim (Korea)
    • Do Yun Lee (Korea)
    • Young Soo Do (Korea)
    • Alex Tang (Malaysia)
    • Boon Keat Ng (Malaysia)
    • Kiang Hiong Tay (Singapore)
    • Te Neng Lau (Singapore)
    • Wen-Sheng Tzeng (Taiwan)
    • Ding-Kup Wu (Taiwan)
    • Pongdej Pongsuwan (Thailand)
    • Permyot Kosolbhand (Thailand)
    • Andrew Holden (New Zealand)
  • 9th 2008
    • Alex Tang

      President

    • Jae Hyung Park

      President-Elect

    • Kyu-Bo Sung

      Secretary of Society

    Executive Committee of APSCVIR

    • Kenneth R Thomson (Australia)
    • Lourens Bester (Australia)
    • Jian-Ping Dai (China)
    • Su Hongying (China)
    • SH Luk (HK)
    • Philip CH Kwok (HK)
    • Prijo Sidipratomo (Ida)
    • Sanjiv Sharma (Ind)
    • K Hiramatsu (Jap)
    • Yasuaki Arai (Jap)
    • Hironobu Nakamura (Jap)
    • Man Chung Han (Kor)
    • Kyu-Bo Sung (Kor)
    • Kyung Sup Song (Kor)
    • Peter Goh (Sin)
    • Lenny Tan (Sin)
    • Tay Kiang Hiong (Sin)
    • Emeritus Nara Vaeusorn (Tha)
    • Pongdej Pongsuwan (Tha)
    • Permyot Kosolbhand (Tha)
  • 8th 2006
    • Nara Vasorum

      President

    • Alex Tang

      President-Elect

    • Ng Boon Keat

      Secretary of Society

    Executive Committee of APSCVIR

    • Ken Thomson (Aus)
    • Yasuaki Arai (Jap)
    • Satoshi Sawada (Jap)
    • Philip Kwok (HK)
    • Jae Hyung Park (Kor)
    • Kyu Bo Sung (Kor)
    • Hsien Jar Chiang (Tw)
    • Basri Johan Jeet Abdullar (Mal)
    • Tan Bien Soo (Sing)
    • Pongdej Pongsuwan (Thai)
  • 7th 2004
    • Sanjiv Sharma

      President

    • Nara Vasorum

      President-Elect

    • AK Gupta

      Secretary of Society

    Executive Committee of APSCVIR

    • Ken Thomson (Aus)
    • Yasuaki Arai (Jap)
    • Satoshi Sawada (Jap)
    • Philip Kwok (HK)
    • Jae Hyung Park (Kor)
    • Kyu Bo Sung (Kor)
    • Hsien Jar Chiang (Tw)
    • Alex Tang (Mal)
    • Basri Johan Jeet Abdullar (Mal)
    • Tan Bien Soo (Sing)
  • 6th 2002
    • Dai Jian-Ping

      President

    • Sanjiv Sharma

      President-Elect

    • Wei-Jian Jiang

      Secretary of Society

    Executive Committee of APSCVIR

    • Jae Hyung Park (Kor)
    • Satoshi Sawada (Jap)
    • Ken Thomson (Aus)
  • 5th 2000
    • Lenny Tan

      President

    • Dai Jian-Ping

      President-Elect

    • Sanjiv Sharma

      Secretary of Society

    Executive Committee of APSCVIR

    • Jae Hyung Park (Kor)
    • Hideo Uchida (Jap)
    • Charmaree Chuapetcharasopon (Idn)
  • 4th 1997
    • Ken Thomson

      President

    • Lenny Tan

      President-Elect

    • Jae Hyung Park / Philip Kwok Chong-Hei

      Secretary of Society

    Executive Committee of APSCVIR

    • Edwin Siew (Sin)
    • Hideo Uchida (Jap)
  • 3rd 1995
    • Kyoichi Hiramatsu

      President

    • Ken Thomson

      President-Elect

    • Jae Hyung Park

      Secretary of Society

    Executive Committee of APSCVIR

    • Lenny Tan (Sin)
    • Hideo Uchida (Jap)
    • Nara Vaesorn (Thai)
    • Philip Kwok Chong-Hei (HK)
    • Jae Hyung Park (Kor)
    • Hsien Jar Chiang (Tw)
    • Yoshiaki Narimatsu (Jap)
    • Yu-Qing Liu (Chi)
    • Chien-Fnag Yang (Tw)
    • Sanjiv Sharma (Ind)
    • HC Ermanta (Idn)
    • Mark Osbourne (Nz)
    • Abdul Ssamad Sakijan (Mal)
  • 2nd 1993
    • Man Chung Han

      President

    • Kyoichi Hiramatsu

      President-Elect

    • Ken Thomson

      Secretary of Society

    Executive Committee of APSCVIR

    • Hideo Uchida (Jap)
    • Nara Vaesorn (Thai)
    • Wong Siwe Hua (HK)
    • Jae Hyung Park (Kor)
    • Hsien Jar Chiang (Tw)
    • Abdul Ssamad Sakijan (Mal)
    • Lenny Tan (Sin)
    • Philip Kwok Chong-Hei (HK)
    • Yoshiaki Narimatsu (Jap)
    • Yu-Qing Liu (Chi)
    • Chien-Fnag Yang (Tw)
    • Sanjiv Sharma (Ind)
    • HC Ermanta (Idn)
    • Mark Osbourne (Nz)
  • 1st 1991
    • Lenny Tan

      President

    • Man Chung Han

      President-Elect

    • Ken Thomson

      Secretary of Society

    Executive Committee of APSCVIR

    • Ken Thomson (Aus)
    • Kyoichi Hiramatsu (Jap)
    • Hideo Uchida (Jap)
    • Nara Vaesorn (Thai)
    • Wong Siwe Hua (HK)
    • Jae Hyung Park (Kor)
    • Hsien Jar Chiang (Tw)
    • Abdul Ssamad Sakijan (Mal)

Table 2. The List of Organising Committee Members and Venues of the Scientific Meetings of APSCVIR

Date Congress Venue organizing chairman secretary general
1993 05 24-27 1st APCCVIR Seoul Hilton, Seoul, Korea Man Chung Han Jae Hyung Park
1995 08 30 - 09 02 2nd APCCVIR Keio-Plaza Intercontinental Hotel, Tokyo, Japan Kyoichi Hiramatsu Yoshiaki Narimatsu
1997 04 6-11 3rd APCCVIR Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia Ken Thomson Mrs Deirdre Rouch, Mrs Gillian Davies
2000 07 9-13 4th APCCVIR Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore Lenny KA Tan
2002 09 9-11 5th APCCVIR Beijing Conference Center, Beijing, China Dai Jian Ping Wei-Jian Jiang
2004 10 31 - 11 03 6th APCCVIR The Grand Hotel, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India Sanjiv Sharma AK Gupta
2006 10 8-11 7th APCCVIR Dusit Resort,Pattaya City, Thailand Nara Vaeusorn Pongdej Pongsuwan
2008 06 9-13 8th APCCVIR Crowne Plaza, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Alex Tang Ng Boon Keat
2010 06 1-4 9th APCCVIR Walker Hill Hotel, Seoul, Korea Jae Hyung Park Kyu Bo Sung
2012 05 30 - 06 02 10th APCCVIR Kobe Portopia Hotel, Kobe City, Japan Shozo Hirota Reiichi Ishikura
2014 05 15-18 11th APCCVIR The Academia, SGH, Singapore Tan Bien Soo Tay Kiang Hiong
2016 04 21-24 12th APCCVIR Intercontinental Su Zhou, China Teng Gao-Jun Ke Xu
Wei-Jian Jiang
2018 03 8-11 13th APSCVIR Sky City Convention Centre, New Zealand Andrew Holden Brendan Buckley
Stephen Merrilees
Brigid Connor

1993 05 24-27

Date


1st APCCVIR

Congress


Seoul Hilton, Seoul, Korea

Venue


Man Chung Han

Organizing Chairman


Jae Hyung Park

Secretary General

1995 08 30 - 09 02

Date


2nd APCCVIR

Congress


Keio-Plaza Intercontinental Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

Venue


Kyoichi Hiramatsu

Organizing Chairman


Yoshiaki Narimatsu

Secretary General

1997 04 6-11

Date


3rd APCCVIR

Congress


Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Venue


Ken Thomson

Organizing Chairman


Mrs Deirdre Rouch, Mrs Gillian Davies

Secretary General

2000 07 9-13

Date


4th APCCVIR

Congress


Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore

Venue


Lenny KA Tan

Organizing Chairman


Secretary General

2002 09 9-11

Date


5th APCCVIR

Congress


Beijing Conference Center, Beijing, China

Venue


Dai Jian Ping

Organizing Chairman


Wei-Jian Jiang

Secretary General

2004 10 31 - 11 03

Date


6th APCCVIR

Congress


The Grand Hotel, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India

Venue


Sanjiv Sharma

Organizing Chairman


AK Gupta

Secretary General

2006 10 8-11

Date


7th APCCVIR

Congress


Dusit Resort,Pattaya City, Thailand

Venue


Nara Vaeusorn

Organizing Chairman


Pongdej Pongsuwan

Secretary General

2008 06 9-13

Date


8th APCCVIR

Congress


Crowne Plaza, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Venue


Alex Tang

Organizing Chairman


Ng Boon Keat

Secretary General

2010 06 1-4

Date


9th APCCVIR

Congress


Walker Hill Hotel, Seoul, Korea

Venue


Jae Hyung Park

Organizing Chairman


Kyu Bo Sung

Secretary General

2012 05 30 - 06 02

Date


10th APCCVIR

Congress


Kobe Portopia Hotel, Kobe City, Japan

Venue


Shozo Hirota

Organizing Chairman


Reiichi Ishikura

Secretary General

2014 05 15-18

Date


11th APCCVIR

Congress


The Academia, SGH, Singapore

Venue


Tan Bien Soo

Organizing Chairman


Tay Kiang Hiong

Secretary General

2016 04 21-24

Date


12th APCCVIR

Congress


Intercontinental Su Zhou, China

Venue


Teng Gao-Jun Ke Xu
Wei-Jian Jiang

Organizing Chairman


Secretary General

2018 03 8-11

Date


13th APSCVIR

Congress


Sky City Convention Centre, New Zealand

Venue


Andrew Holden

Organizing Chairman


Brendan Buckley
Stephen Merrilees
Brigid Connor

Secretary General