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The Joint Regional Conference APASWE & IFSW - Asia Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
Theme: Asia-Pacific Growth and Crisis: Social Work and Policy Discourses   
Dusit Thani Bangkok,Thailand

APASWE - IFSWAP Program at Glance (Oct 20 - 24, 2015)

                       Notification of the Preliminary Screening of the Full papers

As the Scientific Committee (the SC) needs to publish only academically qualified articles and to provide equal opportunities to every author, the SC declared general criteria for the preliminary screening of the full papers six months prior to the inauguration of the conference. The preliminary criteria impartially applied to all the authors are the following: ·       
      - conformity to the conference’s paper style;

      - maximum length of not more than 5 pages;
      - punctuality of submission;
      - grammatically correct written English; and
      - critical discussion (meaning that the paper must not merely be a research summary).  
There were 18 full papers submitted for consideration. Of these, only four papers (No. 1 – No. 4) have unconditionally passed the preliminary screening. The other two papers (No. 5 – No. 6) are still under reconsideration of the SC. The titles of these six papers are listed below.
    1. Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities in Japan: Ensuring Substantial Equality for Persons with Disabilities
    2. Community-based Approach for Developing Aged-friendly Communities: The Experience of Hua-Ngam Sub-district, Chiang Rai, Thailand
    3. Devine Talk Therapy Team: A New Vehicle for Charity and Social Work
    4. Reproducing Opportunities: The Need for a Social Work Contribution to the Field of Reproductive Health
    5. Social Capital and Volunteer Activity among Active Senior Citizens in Japan
    6. Internet and Volunteer Activity among Active Senior  Citizens in Japan  

The SC has sent the above six papers for blind peer reviews. The SC is now trying to conclude the blind-peer-review process before the end of January 2016. Afterwards, the SC will organize a meeting to discuss the review results. At this stage, some papers may be excluded.

After the notification of the blind-peer-review results, each qualified author will have the whole February to amend his/her paper according to the reviewer’s comments and suggestions. The qualified authors, then, resubmit their amended papers (in Word Format) to the SC by the end of February 2016. The authors whose paper amendments do not satisfy the reviewers’ suggestions will have another two weeks to finalize their paper adjustments.

The electronic proceedings should be ready for downloading on this conference website not later than April 2016. In case of budget availability, the SC may produce a number of hard-copy publications and post them to the authors of successful articles and to agencies concerned in Thailand.

keynote and plenary speakers

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  • Social and economic liberalization
  • Urbanism and transition Social disparities and inequalities          
  • Poverty and vulnerability
  • Environmental security           
  • At-risk groups and social work responses         
  • Human security discourses
 The Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE), Thailand Association of Social Workers, and Thai Association of Social Work and Social Welfare Education (TASWE);
  1. Thammasat University
  2. Huachiew Chalermprakiet University
  3. Ramkhamhaeng University
  4. Chiang Mai University
  5. Prince of Songkla University
  6. Krirk University
  7. Mahachulalongkorn rajavidayalaya University
  8. Mahamakut Buddhist University
Call for Abstracts: Participants are invited to submit abstracts on topics related to the conference theme and sub-themes for the oral presentation and poster presentation in the conference deadline for abstract submission: June 30 2015

Pre/post workshop (option): Thailand Association of Social Workers and IFSW - Asia Pacific

Online Registration : Sign-up by visiting the websit www. 

Non-online Registration: Download the registration form from the website and e-mail or fax the completed form to the conference secretariat 

Conference Secretariat: 
Thai Association of Social Work and Social Welfare Education (TASWE), Room 301 Social Administration Building, Thammasat University, Bangkok, 10200 Thailand 
Telephone: (66-2) 613-2501 
Fax: (66-2)224-1365

IFSW Asia-Pacific Regional President

     Invitation to the 23rd Joint Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference
     On behalf of IFSW Asia Pacific Region, I would like to invite you all to the 23rd Joint Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference of 2015 Bangkok, Thailand. 
      We are living in an exciting yet critical time of globalization that requiring us solid social work skills with profound education and experience. The Global Social Work world is also asking us to promote our practice visible how we can contribute to the changes of peoples’ lives. 
     The theme of this conference “Asia-Pacific Growth and Crisis: Social Work and Policy Discourses” should be able to bring us together to deepen the dialogue among social work practitioners and educators in the Asia Pacific Region. 
     I look forward to meeting you all in Bangkok in October, 2015.

Dr. Fentiny Nugroho
The Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE) President

     Welcome to the IFSW-Asia and APASWE 23rd Joint Regional Conference. The theme for this year’s Conference, “Growth and Crisis: Social Work and Policy Discourses”, is quite timely given the recent political, economic, and social developments in the Asia-Pacific region.
     I invite all colleagues and friends of IFSW-APASWE to join us for the Conference to explore topics such urbanism and transition, environmental security, and at-risk groups.
     Social Welfare academics and practitioners can continue to have a significant role in this climate of change and this year’s Conference offers us an avenue to pursue the betterment of our society in the spirit of 
collaboration and innovation.

Assoc. Prof. Decha Sungkawan, Ph.D.
The Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE) Secretary

     Invitation to the 23rd Joint Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference
     On behalf of the host organizers of Joint Regional Conference of The Asian Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE) and International Federation of Social |Workers – Asia Pacific (IFSW-AP), I extend my warmest welcome to all APASWE – IFSW-AP colleagues and friends to the 23rd Joint Regional Conference.
     Thailand hosted the Regional Conference in 1982 and 1997 and is now honored to host the Conference in Bangkok from 21st -24th October, 2015.
     The theme for the Conference is “Growth and Crisis: Social Work and Policy Discourses,” with related sub-themes such as social and economic liberalization, urbanism and transition, environmental security, at-risk groups and social work education and responses.
     Conference attendees and participants can also look forward to the various sessions and activities, including keynote and invited lectures, plenary sessions, pre-conference workshops, Asia and Pacific forums, concurrent sessions, exhibitions and poster presentations, field visits, cultural activities, receptions and ceremonies, and a gala dinner.
     On behalf of APASWE and IFSW-AP, I would like to extend my great gratitude to the local hosts of the Conference include the Thai Association of Social Work and Social Welfare Education, the Thailand Association of Social Workers, and the Thailand Council of Social
Work Profession.
     The Conference will be located at the Dusit Thani Hotel, in the heart of Bangkok and easily accessible from the city’s mass transit systems and both international airports.
     The Conference Secretariat is the Faculty of Social Administration at Thammasat University and can be contacted in the following ways:
     Telephone Contact: +662-613-2501
     Fax: +662-224-1365


Regular Registration

  Non-students Students
Regular Registration   USD 550 USD 300
Early Bird :Before 30/06/2015   USD 450 USD 200

Developing Countries

(List of Developing Countries)
Regular Registration   USD 450 USD 200
Early Bird :Before 30/06/2015   USD 350 USD 100

Cancellation Fee

Before August 31 2015 - 50%

After September 1 2015 - 100%


Pre-Conference Forum USD 100
Post-workshop USD 100