Although COVID-19 pandemic is still raging around the world, Professor Hajime Matsumura and his team organized a successful virtual meeting of 13th Asia Pacific Burn Congress (APBC) in Tokyo of Japan. Here, we are pleased to announce that the 14th APBC will be held in Chongqing of China from May 17 to May 20 in 2023.As the organizer I take great pride in welcoming all our experts and friends tojoin the 14th APBC in Chongqing.
APBA is considered as the most important international academic organization for the Chinese burn experts besides ISBI, which was founded by Professor Rajeev Ahuja and other pioneers in 1993. Therefore, 2023 will be the 30th anniversary of APBA. We are so honoredat this most important moment to sponsor the 14th APBC in Chongqing of China in 2023.
China with more than 5000 years’ history and culture is the biggest developing country with over 1.4billion people. There are about 10 million new burn incidences every year, hence we have relative more and richer experience for the treatment of burns.The mortality of the hospitalized burn patients is less than 1.0% at present in the whole country. Hope our friends will have more understanding and knowing of China and Chinese burn medicine.
The theme of the 14th APBC is “from the past to the future of burn medicine”, hope the congress will start a new academic era for burns. We are sure that COVID pandemic will finally end, andwe will have the chance to meetface to face in Chongqing at that time. Chongqing is the Forth Municipality directly under the Central Government with longer than 3000 years’ historyand more than 30 million population. The beautiful sceneries, delicious foods, hospitable people and attractive humanity are waiting for you in Chongqing! Hope all of you will have a most wonderful and deepest impression of APBC in Chongqing in 2023!
Looking forward to seeing all of you in Chongqing!
Gaoxing LUO, MD, PhD
President elect of Chinese Burn Association
Chairman of Chinese International Promotion Association for Burn Medicine
Editor-in-chief of Chinese Journal of Burns
Vice editor-in-chief of Burns & Trauma
Professor, Chief Surgeon, Director
Institute of Burn Research,Southwest Hospital
Army (Third Military) Medical University,
Chongqing, China, 400038