This APSR 2023 Website (“Website”, provides information regarding the organisation and administration of the 27th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (“APSR 2023”; the “Congress”). The Congress is hosted by the Singapore Thoracic Society (“STS”) in accordance with the appointment of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (“APSR”).  This Website is, for and on behalf of APSR 2023 Local Congress Committee, a committee of STS, owned, operated, and maintained by Kenes MP Asia Pte Ltd acting as the 2023 Congress Secretariat (“Congress Secretariat”) of the Congress who is responsible for organisational aspects of the Congress for delegates. The contents of this Website (“Contents”) should not be used or relied on to obtain information about any medical information.

This webpage contains the Terms and Conditions of Use governing your access to and use of the Website. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions of Use, or if you do not meet or comply with the provisions, you may not use the Website.

1. Overview

Your use of the Website is expressly conditioned upon your accepting and agreeing to these Terms and Conditions of Use. By accessing, browsing or in any other way using the Website, you accept without limitations or qualification these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Your use of the Website will be deemed to be acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of Use.


2. Changes to the Website

Congress Secretariat may, at any time, for any reason and without notice, make changes to (i) the Website, including its look, feel, format, and Contents, as well as (ii) the products and/or services as described in the Website. Any modifications will take effect when posted to the Website. Therefore, each time you access the Website, you need to review these Terms and Conditions of Use upon which use of the Website is conditioned. By your continuing use of the Website after changes are posted, you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

3. Disclaimer

You assume all responsibility and risk associated with your use of the Website. Under no circumstances whatsoever, including negligence, and regardless of legal theory, shall Congress Secretariat, STS and APSR, any of their officers, committee members, members, related entities, employees, representatives, other agents, or anyone else involved in creating or maintaining the Website, be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, or lost profits) that result from any of the following: (i) your use or inability to use the Website and/or any other websites that are linked to or from the Website, (ii) your reliance on any methods, products, recommendations, instructions, ideas, or other information obtained from the Website and/or any other websites that are referenced or linked to or from the Website, or (iii) mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to the Website or contamination of your computer system or information. In states or countries that do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.

4. Scope of using the Website and email

You are only authorized to view Contents of the Website, and use, copy for your records, and download small portion of Contents for your informational and non-commercial use, provided that you leave all the copyright notices, including copyright management information, and other proprietary notices intact.

You may not store, modify, reproduce, transmit, reverse engineer or distribute a significant portion of Contents, or the design or layout of the Website, or individual sections of them, in any form. The systematic retrieval of data from the Website is also prohibited.

Email submissions over the internet may not be secure and are subject to the risk of interception by third parties. Please consult our Privacy Policy. You agree not to submit or transmit any emails or material through the Website that: (i) are defamatory, threatening, obscene or harassing, (ii) contain a virus, worm, malware or any other harmful component, (iii) incorporate copyrighted or other proprietary material of any third party without its permission or (iv) otherwise violate any applicable laws. Congress Secretariat shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding any information or materials that you submit online except as otherwise specified in these Terms and Conditions of Use, or as otherwise set forth in any additional terms and conditions relating to specific products or services, or as otherwise specifically agreed or required by law.

The commercial use, reproduction, transmission or distribution of any Contents, software, or other material available through the Website without the prior written consent of Congress Secretariat is strictly prohibited.

5. Copyrights and trademarks

Contents of the Website, as well as the organisation and layout of the Website, are copyrighted and are protected by international copyright laws and treaty provisions. You may access and print Contents and download a small portion of Contents solely for your personal and non-commercial use; provided that any printout of the Website, or any downloaded portion of the Website, includes APSR 2023’s copyright notice “Copyright 2023 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology”. No right, title or interest in any of Contents of the Website is transferred to you as a result of accessing, downloading or printing such materials.

Except as otherwise expressly provided under the previous paragraph and Section 4 above, you may not copy, modify, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, publish, license any part of the Website; create derivative works from, hotlink or frame in any other website, use on any other website, transfer or sell any Contents obtained from the Website, without the prior written permission of Congress Secretariat.

Congress Secretariat respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects the users of the Website (the “Users”) to do the same. The policy of APSR 2023 is to terminate access to the Website, and/or cancel Congress registration, and/or take other punitive action, for Users who are repeated copyright offenders and/or who infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement by a User, please contact us at

The Website includes registered trademarks and other trademarks, which are trademarks of their respective owners and protected by law. Except as expressly authorised, the use or misuse of any of these trademarks is strictly prohibited.

6. Third-party website

Solely for your convenience, we may provide links to various other websites that may be of interest to you and are for your convenience only. However, Congress Secretariat does not control or endorse these websites and is not responsible for their content, including the accuracy or reliability of such content. Please read the terms and conditions or terms of use policies of any other company or website you may link to from the Website. These Terms and Conditions of Use apply only to the Website of APSR 2023 and its Contents. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked from the Website, you do so at your own risk. Congress Secretariat reserves the right to terminate any link. Congress Secretariat disclaims all warranties, expressed and implied, as to the accuracy, validity, and legality or otherwise of any materials or information contained on linked sites.

7. No unlawful of prohibited use

As a condition of your use of the Website, you warrant to Congress Secretariat that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions of Use and related notices. You may not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any Contents through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Website.

8. Spamming

Gathering email addresses from the Website through any method is prohibited. Posting or transmitting unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation to the other Users is prohibited. Inquiries regarding a commercial relationship with APSR 2023 should be directed to:

9. No warranties

The Website and all Contents are provided” as is”, without warranty or representation of any kind whether expressed, statutory or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, title and non-infringement of any third-parties’ rights, all of which  Congress Secretariat expressly disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law. Congress Secretariat does not endorse and makes no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, availability, suitability, quality or reliability of Contents, and Congress Secretariat will not be liable or otherwise responsible for any failure or delay in updating the Website or any Contents. Congress Secretariat has no duty to update the Contents of the Website. Congress Secretariat makes no representations or warranties that use of Contents will be uninterrupted or error-free. You are responsible for any results or other consequences of accessing the Website and using Contents, and for taking all necessary precautions to ensure that any Contents you may access, download or otherwise obtain is free of viruses or any other harmful components. This warranty disclaimer may be different in connection with specific products and services offered at APSR 2023.

10. Governing law, location and miscellaneous

These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the country of Singapore, where the APSR 2023 Singapore Congress Secretariat is located. If an applicable law is in conflict with any part of the Terms and Conditions of Use, these Terms and Conditions of Use will be deemed modified to conform to the law. The other provisions will not be affected by any such modification.

11. Separate agreements

You may have other agreements with Congress Secretariat, STS and APSR. Those agreements are separate and in addition to these Terms and Conditions of Use. These Terms and Conditions of Use do not modify, revise or amend the terms of any other agreements you may have with Congress Secretariat, STS and APSR.

12. No professional advice

The information available on the Website is intended to be a general information resource regarding the matters covered, and is not tailored to your specific circumstance. You should not construe Contents as medical or other professional advice. The Website is not intended for use by minors.

13. User disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. Congress Secretariat reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.

14. User submissions and communications; Public Areas:

You acknowledge that you own, are solely responsible for or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate these Terms and Conditions of Use and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify  Congress Secretariat, STS, APSR and their affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. You are expressly prohibited from placing any message in an area of the Website accessed or accessible by the public (“Public Area”) or any Contents, or otherwise transmitting through or posting on the Website, including in any email message or member forum, any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racial, ethnic, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind.

If you make any submission to a Public Area, you automatically represent and warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted Congress Secretariat a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed.

Congress Secretariat reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:

(a) Record the dialogue in Public Areas.

(b) Examine an allegation that a communication does not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication.

(c) Remove communications that are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms and Conditions of Use.

(d) Terminate the User’s access to any or all Public Areas and/or the Website upon any breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

(e) Monitor or disclose any communication in the Public Areas.

(f) Edit or delete communications posted on the Website, regardless of whether such communication violate these standards.

Congress Secretariat reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of a User or the public. Congress Secretariat has no liability or responsibility to Users or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.

15. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Congress Secretariat, STS, APSR, their officers, committee members, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use.