A personal reflection of the Asian Society of Vascular Surgery
Subconsciously, time flies without notice, and the Asian Society for Vascular Surgery has been well functioning for more than two decades after her inauguration.
It was in a vascular meeting, the 6th International Vascular Conference convened in Seoul, Korean in October 1992, when Prof. John B Chang of USA, Prof. Yoshio Mishima of Japan, Prof. Yong Kak Lee of Korea and Prof. Zhong Gao Wang of China had a special discussion and drafted its Constitution (Fig 1), and the society was then formally launched (Fig 2). Prof. John B Chang served as Founding Chairman, Professors Mishima, Lee and Wang belonged to initiators and were responsible to organize the First, Second and Third of its congress respectively.
Fig 1. A Serious Discussion Fig 2. Asian Society of Vascular Surgery Established