The Asia-Pacific Blood and Marrow Transplantation Group (APBMT) was initiated by transplant physicians from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan in 1990 to share the information regarding hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and promote collaborative basic and clinical studies. They held early APBMT meetings in China and Japan from 1990 to 1994. Since then, the plenary meetings have been held 4 times from 1995 to 2003 and they have been held annually since 2004. In 2000, APBMT planned to have transplantation-case registry system as a symbol of the unity of the group and initiated APBMT Registry (consisted of annual Activity Survey and annual Outcome Registration) in 2006. By this moment, the annual Activity Survey was performed 13 times and you can see their results through our website and annual reports. In 2006, APBMT established own structures to keep and expand its activity, which are consisted of the Executive Board, Scientific Committee, Regular Members, Supporting Members, Tentative Attendees and Secretarial Office/Data Center (located in Japan). In 2009, APBMT fixed the bylaws and also confirmed that APBMT was one of the founding members of Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (WBMT). As of August 2019, APBMT comprised 22 countries / regions (Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) and are leading a variety of issues regarding HSCT in the Asia-Pacific region.
Detailed information of APBMT members, Committees, Boards