Race, Ethnicity, and APSAAR

Presidential Statement

 The recent killing of George Floyd by white policemen in Minnesota and continued instances of systemic violent racist violence and incarceration has led to ongoing street protests around the world. It has also induced clear statements from leaders of organizations relevant to our Society, including Tamara Phillips (ISBRA), Nora Volkow (NIDA), and Hank Kranzler (Chief Editor of ACER; member of ISAJE). On your behalf I wish to add my voice.

 The Asia-Pacific comprises the most ethnically and racially complex region of our planet. We celebrate this diversity both among our member scientists and researchers and the subjects of many of our studies. We speak out against the deplorable attitudes and practices of racism and division. We must promote inclusiveness and open dialogue. True Science and rational discourse depend upon these pillars.
 I welcome your suggestions on how we can continue to enhance these aspects of our Society, and to hold us to account if you feel we fall short in any regard.


Sawitri Assanangkornchai



November,27-29 2019
APSAAR Meeting in 2019
Venue: Hotel Priemera Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
May 31st – June 3rd, 2017
The new venue and the dates of the 5th APSAAR Meeting are as follows:
Venue: Triservice General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
August 18th and 21st, 2015
The 4th APSAAR / 5th IDARS (International Drug Abuse Research Society) Conference was successfully held between August 18th and 21st, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.
December 26, 2014 
The first announcement of the 4th APSAAR and 5th IDARS Joint Conference
May 19,2014 
Brief Summary of the Joint Conference of the 4th Chinese Alcohol and Drug Abuse Congress & the 3rd Asia-Pacific Society for Alcohol and Addiction Research Congress
Nov 01,2013 
The website of the 3rd APSAAR Congress is open
Feb 15,2011 
Symposium proposal deadline is extended until March 15, 2011
Jan 9, 2011
Effective 1 January 2011, annual fees for Regular Members are changed.
Dec 20, 2010 
First Announcement of the APSAAR2011 Congress in Bangkok
Jul 29, 2010 
The joint JMSAS (Japanese Medical Society for Alcohol and Drug Studies) and APSAAR symposium will be held on October 9, 2010 in Japan
Jul 22, 2010 
APSAAR has officially become a regional society of ISBRA. 
Jul 22, 2010
There were some changes in the Board of Directors, Advisors and Officers. 
Feb 9, 2010
APSAAR2009
May 11, 2009
The 1st Congress of Asia-Pacific Society for Alcohol and Addiction Research (APSAAR2009)