A warm welcome awaits you in historic Manila in August 2015 as we celebrate the coming-together of editors, reviewers, writers, researchers, scientists, health professionals, educators, librarians, and publishers for the 2015 Annual Convention of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors in conjunction with Forum 2015.

Arrive early (by evening of the 22nd) to experience a nostalgic trip to an authentic hacienda – where you will be serenaded by folk music as you ride a carabao-drawn cart to a time when “life was slow, and oh, so mellow” and literally get your feet wet as you enjoy an al fresco native barbecue in a cool rushing river on the 23rd, or arrive on the 23rd in time to meet old friends and make new ones at the welcome cocktails for APAME delegates.

Participate in the Joint Meeting of APAME and the Western Pacific Region Index Medicus and Index Medicus of the South East Asia Region at the WHO Western Pacific Region Office on the 24th, preceded by the Regional Journal Selection Committee and APAME Standing Committee Meetings in the morning, and capped by the APAME General Assembly in the afternoon.


Attend the formal Opening Dinner Ceremonies of FORUM 2015 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), and listen to the address of His Excellency, Benigno Simeon Aquino, President of the Republic of the Philippines, on the 24th in your formal National or business attire.

Explore and learn from the APAME 2015 Scientific Sessions, Electronic Poster Presentations and Exhibits at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel on the 25th and morning of the 26th, and the APAME Conjoint Scientific Sessions with FORUM 2015 in the afternoon of the 26th at the PICC. Network with others as these Scientific Sessions will be open to local participants from the Philippines.

Do not miss the APAME Fellowship Night and Dinner Cruise for APAME delegates, where, weather permitting, you will enjoy the famous Manila Bay sunset and party the night away in the company of colleagues. Entertainment will not be complete without the National Presentations of all delegates – so do come prepared (and in your native costumes) for this celebration. Truly, it is MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES!

All this, and more await you if you join us for APAME 2015. Sali na!


Maraming Salamat Po.


Professor José Florencio Lapeña, Jr., MA, MD, FPCS

President, Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors

President, Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors