Asia-Pacific ELSO

Asia Pacific

Following the formation of Euro-ELSO and success of their first meeting, a group of ECMO Directors in the Asia-Pacific region decided to form a comparable Chapter in the Far East and Oceania. A preliminary meeting took place in Melbourne, July 2012, hosted by Dr Vin Pellegrino from the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, and Dr Steve Conrad, then the Chair of the main ELSO Steering Committee. Sixteen representatives from ECMO centers in the region attended. There was unanimous agreement about the value of establishing the Chapter. ELSO sent ballots to the Asia-Pacific ELSO Directors and the main Steering Committee was formed.

Current APELSO Steering Committee Members

Chairman

Graeme MacLaren (Singapore) 

 

Chair Elect

Yih-Sharng Chen (Taiwan) 

 

Conference Committee Chair

John Fraser (Australia) 

 

Conference Chair Elect

Pranya Sakiyalak (Thailand) 

 

Education Co-Chairs

Simon Sin Wai Ching (Hong Kong)  

Peter Lai (Hong Kong) 

 

Members-at-large

Adrian C Mattke (Australia) 

Eva Marwali (Indonesia) 

Hergen Buscher (Australia) 

Hwa Jin Cho (South Korea) 

Jae-Seung Jung (South Korea) 

Shay McGuinness (New Zealand)  

Toshiyuki Aokage (Japan) 

Xiaotong Hou (China) 

Yuji Fujino (Japan) 

 

Non-voting members

Warwick Butt, FELSO (Treasurer) 

Sharon Rankin (Secretariat) ‚Äč