The Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society (APPES) was formed in 1999 to provide a professional forum for those with an interest in Paediatric Endocrinology in the Asia Pacific region.
Following the highly successful Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine meeting held in Sydney in 1996 it was considered that our region with its large population, geographical area and unique issues would benefit from having its own regional forum. Today APPES has members in 14 countries throughout the Asia Pacific Region.
The major objectives of the Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society are:
To promote the best standards of care and be an advocate for the rights and quality of life of young people with endocrine disorders and diabetes
To promote education and information sharing about paediatric endocrine disorders and diabetes amongst all health providers and the community
To be a forum for interaction between health professionals within the disciplines of paediatric endocrinology and diabetes in the Asia Pacific Region
The society has a growing membership with members from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.