The foundation of the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS) is the outcome of an idea first conceived during the 6th Pacific-Rim Conference on Exercise Science and Sports Medicine held December 10-11, 1999 at Yeungnam University, Korea. Under the combined visionary leadership of Dr. Tae-Won Jun (Seoul National University, Korea), Dr. Ming-Kai Chin (Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China), and Dr. Mario G. Imson (University of Baguio, Philippines), the ACESS was conceived.
1) At the 2000 International Conference for Physical Educators (IPCE 2000) held on July 7-8, 2000 at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China, Dr. Jasson Chiang (Chinese Culture University, Taiwan) agreed that there was a need for the ACESS. During the conference, the four aforementioned people held a meeting on the ACESS. They discussed the purpose and by-laws of the ACESS. As a result of that meeting, it was decided that a general meeting would be held biennially with the Asia-Pacific Rim Conference on Exercise and Sports Science. Dr. Tae-Won Jun accepted to be the acting president in order to set up the organization and to prepare the 2001 Asia-Pacific Rim Conference on Exercise and Sports Science.
2) On December 2 - 3, 2000, a founders meeting was held in Taipei, Taiwan, to discuss the ACESS constitution and by-laws. The meeting was hosted and sponsored by Dr. Jasson Chiang of the Graduate Institute of Sport Coaching Science of the Chinese Culture University (Taiwan) and Ms. Cillia Chiang of the Aerobic Fitness and Health Association of Taiwan.
3) On July 6, 2001, the foundation meeting was held in Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. On July 6-8, 2001, the 2001 Asia-Pacific Rim Conference on Exercise and Sports Science was held in Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
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