Dear friends and colleagues,
On behalf of organizing committee, I would like to welcome you to the 9th International Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) Congress will be held from 19 - 22 March, 2019 in Da Nang, the beautiful beach city in the middle of Vietnam.

This is the first time that Vietnam will host an APSIC Congress and we will do our best to make it a success. The scientific program of the 9th APSIC promises to be innovative and engaging, with a wide range of main and parallel session. The congress will be among the best opportunities for attendees to obtain and exchange up-to- date knowledge and information regarding Prevention & Control Infection, Patient Safety & Quality Improvement. We expect the large number of distinguished international and local guest speaker coming to share knowledge, experience and skills during this 4-day congress.

APSIC2019's highlights will include:

− Update on prevention and control of healthcare associated infections, especially device associated infections. 
− Management of emerging infectious diseases and outbreaks. 
− Antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship program.
− Management of medical instruments and hospital environment.

Please join us for the APSIC 2019 in Vietnam. We are looking forward to seeing you at this exciting congress.

Thank you and see you all in Vietnam. 

Associate Professor. Le Thi Anh Thu, MD, PhD
President of Ho Chi Minh City Infection Control Society, Viet Nam