Drs. Masato Kasuga and David James have initiated APDO (Asia-Pacific Diabetes and Obesity) meeting for almost a decade now. Its vision is to promote research and collaboration in our region in the areas of diabetes, obesity and metabolism. The focus of the APDO meeting is basic and clinical researches on metabolic complications. The APDO is annually held among Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan as per the steering committee’s selection and agreement.