Imjai Chitapanarux
President of FARO

I am truly honored to take on the role as the President of the Federation of Asian Organizations for Radiation
Oncology (FARO), a role to which I was appointed in January 2024. Founded in 2014 with the mission of
fostering the practice of radiation oncology for the benefit of the cancer patients in this region. Today, our
organization has expanded to 14 radiation oncology societies in Asia.
We will continue to promote excellence in radiotherapy and provide education along with reinforcing research capacity in this field.
Together with the executive board and the 4 committeechairs (research, leadership development program,education & training, and scientific), I will work hard tomake FARO one of the leading organizations in radiationoncology. With the support of the council members in 14countries and collaborative partners, we can continue togrow our organization for the next generations ofradiation oncologists and allied health professionals.Thank you very much. I am eager to work and walktogether with you all.


Imjai Chitapanarux

President of FARO

Yasushi Nagata, MD, PhD.
Secretary General of FARO

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am honored to continue serving as the Secretary General of the Federation of Asian Organizations for Radiation Oncology (FARO) for another two years.

During the past two years, FARO has successfully navigated the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with member countries collaborating online to advance Radiation Oncology in the Asian region. Additionally, FARO has launched monthly webinars, which are available to all those involved in Radiation Oncology. I am proud to have collaborated with our members to support FARO's growth during a challenging period.

In November 2022, FARO held an on-site officer’s meeting and a hybrid council meeting   in Hiroshima, Japan, where we recognized the importance of face-to-face communication in enhancing relationships among members. In October 2023, FARO hosted FARO-KOSRO 2023 in Seoul, Korea, where attendees participated in lectures and dynamic discussions for three days. This year, FARO-ESTRO Congress @ESTRO meets Asia is being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, bringing together radiation oncology societies from across Asia and Europe.

FARO was established with the goal of building strong relationships among these societies and improving healthcare for patients. FARO also collaborates with member societies in research, education, and clinical practice of radiation therapy. FARO, which is currently composed of national organizations from 14 Asian countries, has successfully hosted six scientific conferences in the Asian region.

The International Radiation Oncology Network (IRON) was established in 2023, and FARO plays a crucial role in improving global health by saving lives in the field of Radiation Oncology.

Asia is a growing region in the world, and I expect that FARO will continue to grow for many years to come. I surely promise to make every effort to contribute to its success.