Dear Colleague1-胡志明市大樓林立-夜色優美

It is a great honour for us to welcome all of you to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) on behalf of the Local Organising Committee of the PACTRIMS 2017 Congress.

I would like to express my gratitude for your presence in this conference as the gateway to the research and management of Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders in the Asia and Pacific region.

You might not know that there was a time Saigon was  referred to as the Pearl of the Far East Asia. Sadly, having been through various upheavals and two disastrous Wars the development of the city has been stunned. However after more than 15 years of economic reform, Saigon, officially now named Ho Chi Minh City, has become a leading city of Vietnam in terms of both economic and scientific activity. It is also a city chose by tourists as the primary place to start their itinerary to discover the natural beauty of the Mekong delta.

For us, the PACTRIMS Congress in Vietnam is truly the big neurology event of the year. We have a great opportunity to meet and welcome experts to Vietnam and to learn and discuss advances in research and therapeutics of Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders. We especially thank the PACTRIMS Committee for having chosen Ho Chi Minh City as the place of the 2017 annual meeting.

We would like to thank all of you, dear colleagues, fellow scientists, clinicians and healthcare professionals because our success is the merit of having all of you here to show the result of your excellent daily work in the field of Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders.

We earnestly hope you enjoy your delightful days in Ho Chi Minh City and gain fruitful results from the success of this conference.

Warm regards,

Nguyen Thi Hung M.D , Ph.D
Chairman, Local Organising Committee