Tuan-Jen Fang MD,
President, The 12th East Asian Conference on Phonosurgery
President, Taiwan Voice Society
Oct 25, 2020
The best is yet to come
The 12th East Asian Conference on Phonosurgery (EACP2020) was held on Oct 16-17, 2020. The hybrid virtual and on-site meeting was a great success to have more than 350 participants from 13 different countries. Multidisciplinary discussions were conducted between on-line and on-site attendees. Congratulations to all speakers, moderators, and audiences for creating a new chapter in EACP history. Through utilizing new technologies, we make the virtual come true.
The pandemic has changed our lifestyle since early 2020. Travel has been restricted, and has not allowed us to meet friends in person. Some of our medical colleagues have sacrificed much during this fight against the virus. Most of us may change the pattern of medical care such as the decision in scoping or airway management. These changes may last forever. At the same time, this is also a good opportunity for all medical providers to look back on their practices. Focusing on what we have learned during this pandemic will allow us to identify the most beneficial procedures for our patients, which can not only keep both themselves and ourselves a better medical environment.
This is the first time to meet some of our fellow colleagues online. Although we are separated physically, our spirits are connected. The dark clouds overhanging all of us will eventually pass, and the best is yet to come.
Looking forward to seeing you in Taiwan soon.
On-site group photo at Workshop. Oct 16, 2020
On-site group photo at Main conference. Oct 17, 2020
The 3 presidents in the opening ceremony. Oct 17, 2020
Tuan-Jen Fang MD,
President, East Asia Conference on Phonosurgery 2020
Oct. 7, 2020
Just three months ago, I was still not able to make any decision on how to proceed for EACP 2020.
To cancel the event, to postpone the event or to continue to hold the event. After the pandemic COVID crisis from early 2020, I asked myself the same questions every night. Since the situations had changed, the answers were different all the time.
Everything started when I had received mails from my best friends, Professors Akihiro Shiotani and Lee Byung Joo. Without the full supports from our Japanese and Korean fellow colleagues, we would not have been able to make this happen.
For the first time, a combined virtual and on site EACP will be held in Chia-Yi, Taiwan.
We are looking forward to your attendance.
EACP 2020 will be held on Oct 16-17, 2020 Chia-Yi, Taiwan
July 13, 2020
Members of East Asian Conference on Phonosurgery
As we all know, with the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, many medical staff, including some of our members, are now fighting against the coronavirus pandemic. This is a tough and difficult moment. With very warm wishes, the organizing committee of EACP 2020 hopes every one of you is staying safe.
The global case numbers are still growing up rapidly everyday. From the information of the Health minister of many countries, most of the medical doctors are still prohibited to fly overseas for conferences. With a heavy heart, we would like to formal announce 2020 EACP will be presented as an online meeting for overseas participants. The other ways, for domestic participants, it will still be presented as a on-site meeting at Chiayi, Taiwan on October 16-17. We hope all of you will still join 2020 EACP as usual, either online or on-site.
Although we cannot predict when this pandemic will end, we are very sure we’ll overcome this crisis and recover from it to become much stronger and our friendship will also still continue to endure. Wish you all the best.
If there are any further questions, please feel free to contact with our conference secretariat:
EACP 2020 Conference Secretariat
王心慧 ▏Celine Wang
Tuan-Jen Fang, MD, FICS
12th East Asian Conference on Phonosurgery (EACP)
Taiwan Voice Society