Okuda State-of-the-Art Lecture
The Scientific Program Committee for Asia Pacific Digestive Week (APDW) nominates three (3) potential lecturers and appropriate topics.
- Potential nominees should come from more than one country within the region
- The list of nominees should be forwarded to the JGH Foundation by 31 August in the year preceding the meeting
- The list should be in order of preference
- The Trustees of the JGH Foundation will make the final decision on the selection of the Okuda Lecturer
- The decision on the selected nominee will be conveyed to the APDW organisers
- The organisers will be responsible for notifying the selected nominee and making all arrangements.
The funding package is currently up to US$5,000 to assist in covering the following expenses:
- Return airfares economy for national sector and business class for international sector (or two economy class airfares for the full trip to equivalent cost) between home city and venue for regional meeting (APDW)
- Accommodation for the duration of APDW
- Honorarium of US$2,000 for submission of manuscript at the time of the meeting for publication in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (JGH).
APDW organisers must ensure that receipts and the manuscript are received prior to reimbursement of funds. The JGH Foundation will reimburse the APDW organisers on presentation of an invoice with the relevant receipts attached.
The Okuda State of the Art Lecturer is required to submit a manuscript at the time of the meeting that will cover the content of his/her lectureship. The manuscript should be structured as a review article between 3,000-5,000 words and between 3-8 tables and figures. It is expected that this will be a detailed and learned exposé of the topic concerned, and will also emphasise practical points for clinicians and investigators. For information on JGH style guidelines please see the Wiley-Blackwell House Style Guide
Past Award Recipients
|2017||Ching Lung Lai||Hong Kong||Chronic Hepatitis B: HBsAg seroclearance, cccDNA and Treatment under Trial|
|2016||John Windsor||Auckland||Novel strategies for treating severe acute pancreatitis|
|2015||Edward Gane||Auckland||Advances in HCV Therapy- Towards a Global HCV Elimination|
|2014||Stephen Locarnini||Melbourne||New Therapeutic Targets Against Hepatitis B Virus: The Need for Molecular and Immune Based Treatments|
|2013||Fu-sheng Wang||Beijing||Immune disorders lead to liver damage and influence antiviral efficacy in patients with chronic HBV infection|
|2012||Jia-Horng Kao||Taipei||Risk stratification for HBV-related HCC, Jia Horng Kao, Taipei|
|2011||Mashashi Mizokami||Chiba||Optimising Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis C - incorporating molecular medicine into clinical practice|
|2010||Anna Suk-Fong Lok||Michigan||Does antiviral therapy for hep B & C prevent HCC?|
|2009||Ding-Shinn Chen||Taipei||Towards Elimination and Eradication of Hepatitis B|
|2008||Masashi Mizokami||Nagoya||Management of hepatocellular carcinoma; From surveillance to molecular targeted therapy.|
|2007||No award made|
|2006||Malcolm Alison||London||Stem Cell Therapy in Liver Diseases|
|2005||Sung-Gyu Lee||Seoul||Asian Contribution to living donor liver transplantation|
|2004||Daiming Fan||Xian||A bird’s-eye view on gastric cancer research of the past 25 years|
|2003||Shiu-Kum Lam||Hong Kong||The role of cyclo-oxygenase (COX) in GI Diseases|
|2002||Yun-Fan Liaw||Taipei||Hepatitis flares and HBeAg seroconversion: Implications in anti-HBV|