Message from the President of AAR

Mayjen TNI Dr Terawan A Putranto

Dear Colleagues

It is indeed our greatest pleasure to invite you to the 18th Congress of The ASEAN Association of Radiology (AAR 2017) on 28th-30th September 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with its theme about “Across Borders, Envisioning The Future”

Since X-ray was first found in 1895, radiology has evolved rapidly and turned into an exciting field of medicine with a rapid advancement in its sciences, therefore dynamic scientific programs and research presentations has been prepared to put us in the foremost knowlege. We invite radiologists from all ASEAN countries to engage in the latest teaching, research and further education in various subspecialty areas to improve your skills, share your experiences and develop your knowledge further. Let me wish you all an enriching knowledgeable, learning experience, and enjoy the pleasant stay in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Mayjen TNI Dr Terawan A Putranto, MD, Ph.D

Message from the Secretary-Treasurer of AAR

Chamaree Chuapetcharasopon, MD, MBA


Chamaree Chuapetcharasopon, MD, MBA

Secretary-Treasurer, ASEAN Association of Radiology
President, Radiological Society of Thailand

Dear Colleagues

It is a great pleasure and an honor to extend to you a warm welcome to the 18th Congress of the ASEAN Association of Radiology (AAR 2017) to be held in Kuala Lumpur during 28th - 30th September 2017, under the theme “Across Borders, Envisioning The Future”.

The organising committee has incorporated RSNA/AOSR International Visiting Professor programme and AOSOR special session which will give the participants not only the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences among members in the region but also with the expert from other parts of the world.

The first AAR Congress has been held in Kuala Lumpur October 1980. It has been 36 years since then that this biennial meeting has been going on and getting stronger with continuous support from all country members.

I would like to thank the organising committee for their great preparation and wish this 18th Congress of the ASEAN Association of Radiology (AAR 2017) a successful and memorable one.

ASEAN Association of Radiology (AAR)

In January 1980, an inaugural meeting of the ASEAN radiologists took place in Manila, Philippines. Various representatives of the ASEAN countries agreed to form an ASEAN Association of Radiologists (AAR). The first President of the AAR was Dr GaniIylas from Indonesia and the Secretary was Dr H K Boey from Singapore. The AAR biennial meeting is held in ASEAN countries on a rotational basis.

  • 1st Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 30th October - 1st November 1980
  • 2nd Congress, Jakarta, Indonesia, 12th - 14th August 1982
  • 3rd Congress, Manila, Philippines, 12th - 15th December 1984
  • 4th Congress, Singapore, 7th - 9th August 1986
  • 5th Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, 16th -18th November 1988
  • 6th Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 30th August - 2nd September 1990
  • 7th Congress, Bali, Indonesia, 3rd - 6th September 1992
  • 8th Congress, Manila, Philippines, 6th - 7th January 1995
  • 9th Congress, Singapore, 23rd - 26th January 1997
  • 10th Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, 23rd - 25th March 2000
  • 11th Congress, Bali, Indonesia, 4th - 7th September 2002
  • 12th Congress, Penang, Malaysia,16th -19th September 2004
  • 13th Congress, Manila, Philippines, 18th - 21st January 2006
  • 14th Congress, Hanoi, Vietnam, 21st - 23rd September 2008
  • 15th Congress, Singapore, 18th - 21st May 2011
  • 16th Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, 21st - 23rd March 2013
  • 17th Congress, Bali, Indonesia, 8th - 9th May 2015
  • 18th Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28th - 30th September 2017

Member Countries

Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Current Executive Board Members

Dr Terawan Putranto from Indonesia
Dr Amir Fuad Hussain from Malaysia
Dr Chamaree Chuapetcharasopon from Thailand

Current Office

ASEAN Association of Radiology
9th floor, Royal Golden Jubilee Building,
2 SoiSoonvijai 1, New Petchaburi Road,
Huay Kwang, Bangkok, 10310
Tel: +66-2716-6583
Fax: +66-2716-5964
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