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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 very pleased to be nominated as the new Secretary General of the Federation of Asian Organizations for Radiation Oncology (FARO). I, also as a member of the Board of Directors of the Japanese Society for Radiation Oncology (JASTRO), will put forth every effort to promote radiotherapy throughout the Asian continent.

FARO was established to build strong relationships among the national radiation oncology societies across Asia, with the firm resolution to improve healthcare for patients and cooperating with member societies in research, education, and clinical practice of radiation therapy. FARO, which currently consists of the national organizations from 16 Asian countries, has successfully hosted 5 scientific conferences in the Asian region.

In this current situation where a vast number of people from all over the world are suffering from COVID-19, it is necessary that radiation oncologists continue to confront these hard times and save our patients not only from cancer but also from COVID-19. I am sure we can cooperate to overcome this unexpected COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently the International Radiation Oncology Society (IROS) is under planning through the IAEA. FARO is set to be a member of the IROS to further promote radiotherapy even across the world.

It is my expectation that FARO will continue to grow for many years to come.

Let’s make sure that we continue to stay connected and to stay strong.

 

Yasushi Nagata, MD, PhD, FACR.

Secretary General of FARO