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APPES Biennial Scientific Meeting 7-10 November 2018

APPES Biennial Scientific Meeting 7-10 November 2018


Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society (APPES) Biennial Scientific Meeting 7 – 10 November 2018 Chiang Mai, Thailand


Empress Convention Centre
Address: 199/42 Chang Klan Rd, Tambon Chang Khlan, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand


On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee of the 10th Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society (APPES) Scientific Meeting, it is our great pleasure to invite you to join the 10th APPES Scientific Meeting to be held in November 2018, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The meeting will cover the most challenging and interesting areas of basic science and clinical applications in the field of paediatric endocrinology. This meeting will provide the great opportunity not only to learn and update your scientific knowledge, but also to meet and connect with experts and colleagues.

Chiang Mai, a former capital of the Kingdom of Lanna, is the most culturally significant city in Northern Thailand. It is a cultural and natural wonderland with plenty of attractions and welcoming hospitality. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Chiang Mai at the 10th APPES Scientific Meeting in November 2018.

Pat Mahachoklertwattana M.D.

Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee
10th Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society (APPES) Scientific Meeting

Dear Colleagues

It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 10th biennial scientific meeting of Asia Pacific Pediatric Endocrine Society (APPES)  during 7 – 10 November 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

This prestigious occasion will reunite the pediatric endocrinologists in Asia Pacific region and also from other regions in the world.

The APPES meeting will offer a comprehensive and stimulating series of plenary lectures, symposia, meet-the-expert sessions, and educational lectures on luncheon that will be new challenges in APPES meetings. These sessions will provide the opportunity not only to renew and inspire all attendee’s scientific knowledge, but also to actively discuss the controversies in the field of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes.

Chiang Mai is a city in mountainous northern Thailand. Founded in 1296. It is a peaceful historic city filled with cultural and natural attraction. It is also easily accessible with direct flights from several cities in the region.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite all of you to join this meeting and share your expertise and experience in the field of pediatric endocrinology.
Suttipong Wacharasindhu MD, MRCP(UK), FRCPCH
Asia Pacific Pediatric Endocrinology Society (APPES)


Professor John Achermann

Professor Narattaphol Charoenphandhu is a Distinguished Professor of Physiology at the Center of Calcium and Bone Research, and the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. He received his Ph.D. in Physiology with Dean’s List Award from Mahidol University in 2001, and Doctor of Medicine from Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University in 2004. His research interest covers various multidisciplinary fields pertaining to molecular biology of bone and calcium metabolism, endocrinology, genome-wide study of ion and nutrient transporters, nanoscience of bone-related materials, as well as electrophysiology and biophysics of intestinal epithelium. Dr. Narattaphol has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, and contributes as an editorial board member and reviewer of several journals.

Professor John Achermann

Professor John Achermann trained in Medicine in Cambridge (1991) and Pediatric Endocrinology in London (MD 1997) before undertaking a post-doctoral fellowship in Molecular Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, USA (1998-2001). He completed his clinical training with a Clinician Scientist award from The Wellcome Trust and since 2006 has been a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow at UCL GOS Institute of Child Health and an Honorary Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital. His research interests include adrenal and sex development, genetic mechanisms of disease and nuclear receptor biology. He has published more than 130 original research studies, reviews and chapters, and was awarded the Clinical Endocrinology Trust Medal in 2016.

Professor Maria Craig

Professor Maria Craig is a Paediatric Endocrinologist at the Children’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia; Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology at the University of Sydney and University of New South Wales; and Academic Co-director of Charles Perkins Centre, Westmead. She holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Research Fellowship. Her major research focus is childhood diabetes, including its epidemiology and aetiology; and evidenced-based care in paediatric endocrinology. She is principal investigator for the CoRD trial – a world first trial using autologous cord blood to prevent type 1 diabetes; the ENDIA study (Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity – a pregnancy to early life study) and the Australasian Diabetes Data Network (ADDN) – the national type 1 diabetes database.

Dr. Walter L. Miller

Dr. Walter L. Miller is Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus, at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and was Chief of Endocrinology at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital from 2000-2014. He also holds appointments in the Center for Reproductive Sciences and the Institute for Human Genetics. Dr. Miller received his SB in Philosophy from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1965 and his MD from Duke University in 1970. He did two years of residency in pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and two years of general endocrinology at NIH. In 1974 he moved to UCSF for a third year of residency, a two-year fellowship in biochemistry and one year of pediatric endocrinology before joining the faculty in 1978.

Dr. Miller has been studying the molecular biology of steroid hormone synthesis since 1983. He cloned the genes for numerous steroidogenic enzymes and factors, and discovered the genetic basis of many diseases, including CAH with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome; classic and non-classic lipoid CAH; classic and non-classic cholesterol side-chain cleavage deficiency; 17-hydroxylase deficiency and isolated 17,20 lyase deficiency; pseudo vitamin D-deficiency rickets; P450 oxidoreductase deficiency with and without the Antley-Bixler skeletal malformation syndrome; and the first defects in 3-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (AKR1C2/4). Dr. Miller’s group made basic discoveries in the biochemistry and cell biology of steroidogenesis. They showed that StAR acts outside the mitochondria, and that mitochondrial importation inactivates it. They discovered that 17,20-lyase activity is post-translationally regulated by cytochrome b5 and by P450c17 phosphorylation, that either can saturate androgen synthesis, and that the relevant kinase is p38. He integrated work on different steroidogenic tissues into a coherent scheme, changing the way steroid biosynthesis is conceptualized and taught.

About 80 students, fellows and visiting scientists have worked with Dr. Miller, and 37 have trained in Pediatric Endocrinology under his direction. Miller has received the Ross Research Award from the Western Society for Pediatric Research, the Edwin B. Astwood Award and the Clinical Investigator Award from the Endocrine Society, the Clinical Endocrinology Trust Medal from the British Endocrine Society, the Samuel Rosenthal Foundation Prize for Excellence in Academic Pediatrics, the UCSF Distinguished Faculty Clinical Research Lectureship, the Duke University School of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Judson J. VanWyk Prize for Career Achievement from The Pediatric Endocrine Society, the International Award from the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and the Fred Conrad Koch Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Endocrine Society.


Please read all details below (and other pages for accommodation) before you begin your registration for the conference.

Each person attending the conference needs to complete their own registration, with payment to the Conference Secretariat. This includes invited speakers, chairpersons and all other delegates. Please read the information on this site before completing your registration.

All fees quoted below are shown in US$

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Members, Non-Members, Fellows, Residents, Nurses, HCP and Students:
Attendance at ALL sessions
Morning & Afternoon Teas & Lunches as scheduled in program
Welcome Reception
Name badge and other conference materials

Day Only Registration
Attendance at sessions on the day of registration
Morning & Afternoon Teas & Lunches as scheduled in program for the day
Name badge and other conference materials

Wednesday Only Registration
Attendance at the DSD Symposium
Welcome Reception

Accompanying Person
Attendance at both the Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner, with name badge provided.
A tax invoice (receipt) will be provided for all registrants, however you must complete the online registration before the tax invoice can be issued.

Payment of Fees

All prices are quoted in US dollars. Payment of fees can be made by direct deposit or credit card (MasterCard, Visa and AMEX 4.5% surcharge). All outstanding fees must be paid in full prior to the Conference.

Cancellation and Refunds

Cancellations must be notified in writing to the Conference Secretariat.

Cancellations received:
*Before 29 June 2018 will incur a US$150.00 cancellation fee
*Before 5th October 2018 will receive a 50% refund of fees paid
*After 5th October 2018 there will be no refund

The conference organising committee strongly recommends that you take out insurance for your travel and attendance at the conference. The Conference cannot accept any responsibility for participants failing to arrange their own insurance.

What to wear 
Sessions: Casual
Welcome Reception: Smart Casual
Conference Dinner: Smart Casual

How to register
Each person attending the conference needs to complete their own online registration form. This includes invited speakers, chairpersons and all other delegates. Please read the information on this website carefully before completing the online registration form. Registration and accommodation will only be confirmed on receipt of payment.

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