Statement from APSR 2018 Taipei


Dear colleagues and friends,

As you may have noticed that one presentation on 1 December has been involved by tobacco industry.

As the host of APSR 2018, Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has long-standing policies that prohibit involvement of the Society and its activities with the tobacco industry in light of the fact that the inhalation and oral use of tobacco products and byproducts has been proven to cause and/or aggravate a wide spectrum of diseases and health conditions.
We would like to call upon our members and non-members who participate in APSR 2018 not to accept relationships with tobacco industry.

Yours sincerely,