Message from APNA President
Greetings and welcome to this inaugural issue of Asia Pacific Journal of Neurotherapy. I am deeply honored to be the President of the Asia Pacific Neuro-Biofeedback Association (APNA) when this journal is launched. I would like to acknowledge our Founder President, the late Dr. Kenneth Kang for all the groundwork he has done to set up this Association. As the President of APNA, I have witnessed the Association’s steady growth, thanks to the efforts of all practitioners and researchers who have come together to help make the dissemination of information possible.
APNA is a non-profit organization with the express purpose of providing a common platform for the dissemination of the results of practitioners and researchers who are involved in the research, technology and the clinical applications of neurofeedback and biofeedback in community healthcare. APNA is also involved in defining the qualities of neurofeedback practitioner through its training programmes and certification exercises.
APNA publishes a newsletter, Neuro-Eastern regularly since 2016. A conference is held every two years within the Asia Pacific Region. Every attending participant had noted the increased awareness of the health benefits of neurofeedback and biofeedback among the general public. As such, the demand for this type of intervention has increased. This awareness has created a need for dissemination of knowledge in the field.
As President of APNA, I recognized the need for an umbrella organization to bring together groups of practitioners in the diverse fields of neurofeedback and its technology into a global network for collaboration and mutual sharing of resources in order to provide a more evidence-based foundation for neurofeeedback applications.
The APNA journal aims to spread knowledge to and update members with the latest clinical applications of neurofeedback and biofeedback interventions. APNA would like to encourage our members who are certified practitioners of neurofeedback to contribute and share their experience. Publication of our results and experiences remain a fundamental function of the Association which will lead APNA into a recognized domain in neuroscience and its technology.
Finally, I want to express my gratitude to the editorial board and all authors who contributed to this inaugural publication. I look forward to working together with the Board, committees, and membership to strengthen APNA’s role in neuroscience in general and neurofeedback in particular.
Dato’ Prof Dr. See Ching Mey