Welcome Address from the KAGP President

It is with great honor and pleasure that we welcome you to the Korean Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (KAGP), 2018 Asia-Pacific International Geriatric Conference (APIGC) in the Grand Hilton Seoul Hotel, Seoul, South Korea.

Considering the facts that Asia-Pacific Regions are now sharing common challenges to improve psychiatric problems in elderly such as dementia, depression and suicide, it is an important issue to collaborate each other and share region-specific problems, and we have decided to organize the APIGC on Nov 23-24, 2018.

We are more than delighted to invite outstanding researchers in the field of dementia and depression in Asia-Pacific countries, as well as young psychiatrists with their original works. We hope that the APIGC would be the ideal platform to communicate and to promote our innovative knowledge in this field.

The APIGC consisted of seven symposiums, luncheons, poster sessions, and welcome reception with dinner on Nov 23. It is titled as “Current and Future in Asia-Pacific Geriatric Psychiatry”. I am sure that the APIGC is an exceptional opportunity for you to give new insights for your professional service, for new research initiatives, and for education about geriatric psychiatry.

Kang Seob Oh, MD, PhD
President of KAGP,
Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea