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The Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Congress held every three years from 1962 to 2010, transitioned to a biennial event from 2012 to 2024. Last year was the last to be biennial in nature.

The APOA welcomes you to its 23rd Congress, to be held physically in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with the theme: “60 Years of the APOA: Trailblazing Orthopedics Through Diversity and Synergy”.

With 4 pre-congress workshops taking place on 28th February, followed by the 23rd APOA Congress from 29 February – 02 March, for full three days you will be treated to a program that aims to provide participants with extensive and relevant orthopedic information, emanating from, and pertaining to the vast 24-country-membership of the APOA. Guests and friends of the APOA have also generously contributed time and talent to ensure a worthwhile learning experience, despite the continuing challenges brought by the worldwide pandemic.

Join us as we journey with you through the intricacies of our specialty, reflecting on where we all began, where we have reached, and where we are all headed.

Let’s fly to greater heights together in 2024!


Dear APOA Members and Friends,

On behalf of the APOA Executive Committee and the APOA Council, it is my honour to invite you to the 23rd Congress of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association which is scheduled to be held from Feb 29 – March 2, 2024 in the vibrant city of Dubai, UAE.

Beautiful beaches, record breaking attractions and experiences like no other – Dubai is the place to be in 2024. It’s no wonder Dubai has been named Tripadvisor’s #1 most popular destination in the World for the second year running. So come to Dubai and explore all that it has to offer.

The meeting will be held at the beautiful Dubai Festival City on Dubai Creek. Overlooking the serene waters of the creek and iconic Dubai skyline, it holds a special place in the heart of North Dubai.​ It is accessible via multiple roadways, public transport and special water taxi stops on the iconic Dubai creek.​ The integrated complex houses the convention center, three luxury hotels, a shopping mall with over 400 stores, more than 100 restaurants and cafes, and a food court with 1000 seating capacity, the largest in Dubai.

I am sure that under the able stewardship of the Congress President, Dr Saeed Al Thani, Scientific Chair Dr Jamal Ashraf and the entire organising team, the Congress will be a roaring success. Here I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to Dr Ali Al Suwaidi, President of the Emirates Orthopaedic Association for his continued support to the APOA and its activities.

This scientific extravaganza is not to be missed as it will cover a diverse range of topics on all orthopaedic sub-specialities. The Organising Committee has gathered a team of experts from around the world to speak at the meeting. The Congress will be preceded by hands-on workshop and Speciality Day program on Feb 28, 2024 and will cover a range of topics to be delivered by international experts in their respective fields. Our committee has worked hard to prepare a unique and exciting selection of topics within the different sub-specialities. The lectures and symposia will provide all delegates with information that is most relevant on the international orthopaedic stage.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at the Meeting – you will be glad that you came to enjoy the scientific and cultural extravaganza, local cuisine, shopping and the warm Emirati hospitality.

Ellewellyn G. Pasion
President – Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association


Marhaba! Welcome friends and colleagues from the Asia Pacific region! It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the 23rd Congress of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association – APOA 2024, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 29th February to 2nd March 2024, with 4 pre-congress workshops taking place on 28th February 2024.

Our theme sheds light on the long history of the APOA, as well as the evolution and improvement of orthopaedic care throughout the decades. As such, the Scientific Committee has been hard at work to highlight orthopedic practices across our colorful region, emphasizing creative methods all aimed at improving our craft. Our local subspecialty societies have been joining forces with all Subspecialty Sections of the APOA to produce collaborative programs that promise to keep you all glued to your screens throughout the three-day event. We are proud to have several orthopaedic luminaries from a variety of specialties who, as plenary speakers, will be sharing their wisdom and experience for all to benefit from. Our program will also witness key movements in APOA leadership, as we transition hopefully out of the pandemic.

In addition, an exhibition at the 23rd APOA 2024 will feature many of the world’s leading sponsors & exhibitors, a display of the latest equipment & technology that will give attendees the chance to experience the latest orthopaedic medical devices & technologies.

We hope to enjoy your presence and we hope that this 23rd Congress serves as a venue for your continuing growth be it within or outside of orthopedics. Our Asia Pacific Orthopedic Association continues to grow stronger through our shared pursuits and common undertakings. Let us all continue to work together in unity and harmony!

We look forward to welcoming you to the 23rd Asia Pacific Orthopedic Association Congress 2024.


Saeed Al Thani, MD
23rd APOA Congress President


Prof. Israr Ahmad
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Hayatabad Medical Complex
Peshawar, Pakistan

Dr. Tang Ha Nam Ahn
Orthopaedics surgeon in sport medicine and joint replacement
President of VietNam Arthroplasty and Arthroscopy Society
Founder member of ASEAN Association for Sport Medicine and Arthroscopy.
Senior consultant for Xương Khớp Việt Clinic and Nguyễn Tri Phương Hospital

Dr. Ali Al Belooshi
Vice president Emirates Orthopaedic Society
Asst. Prof. at MBRU
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mediclinic City Hospital &
Orthocure Sportsmed Clinic
Dubai, UAE

dr Saeed

Dr. Saeed Al Thani
23rd APOA Congress President
Immediate Past-President Emirates Orthopaedic Society
Consultant in Orthopedic, Arthroscopy &
Sport Medicine & Joint, Reconstruction
Chairperson Education Commission
AO Trauma Education Commission
Mediclinic City Hospital & Orthocure Medical Center
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Ehab Aldlyami
EurDip Hand Surg.
Consultant Hand & Wrist Surgeon
Clinical Assocaite Professor Gulf Medical School
Vice President of the Emirates Hand Surgery Society
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Jaber Alkhyeli
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mediclinic Al Jowhara Hospital
Al Ain, UAE

Dr. Abdulrazzaq Alobaid
Consultant Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon
Canadian Board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic & spine surgeon
Chief of Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Department – Wara Hospital Kuwait.
Chairman of Wara Hospital – Kuwait
Chairman of Kuwait Spine Society
President of Pan Arab Spine Society

Prof. Abdulaziz Z. Alomar
Professor of Orthopedic Department
College of Medicine
King Saud University
Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Melanie Amarasooriya
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon/ Lecturer
Trauma and Orthopaedics, Medical Technology
National Hospital Sri Lanka, University of Moratuwa
Sri Lanka

Dr. Iman Aminata
Secretary Gen of APOA Hand Upper limb section
President of Indonesian Shoulder and Elbow Society
Orthopedic Department
Fatmawati National General Hospital Jakarta

Prof. Dr. Onder Aydingoz
Professor and Chairman
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Istanbul University – Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine
Istanbul, Turkey

Dr. Amna Baljoun
Pediatrics Orthopedics & Limb Reconstruction Surgeon
Assistant Professor Orthopedics Surgery
Department of Surgery
King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital / Princess Nourah Bint AbdulRahman University
Riyadh, KSA

Moez Ballal
Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Maria Adelwisa Belen
Trauma Section
Institute of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
St Luke’s Medical Center Quezon

Prof. Claudia D Bella
Head of Unit
Orthopaedic Oncology
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Mohit Bhandari
Professor and Chair
Department of Surgery
McMaster University
Ontario, Canada

Dr. Carlo Angelo V. Borbon
Philippine Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Member of the Executive Council
Asian Federation of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Member of the Executive Committee
Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association – Foot and Ankle Section
Editor of the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. Carmelo Braganza
Head Sports Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine at Veterans Memorial Medical Center and De Los Santos Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Santo Tomas Hospital/Veterans Memorial Medical Center/St Lukes Medical Center Global City/De Los Santos Medical Center
Manila, Philippines

Dr. Dalal Bubshait
Pediatric Orthopedic Consultant
Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faidsal University
Dammam Saudi Arabia
Orthopedic Surgery
King Fahd Hospital of the University

Dr. Huseyin Çeliksoz
Orthopeadics and Traumatology
Eskişehir City Hospital

Prof. Nicolaas Budhiparama
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Founder & Chairman – Nicolaas Institute of
Constructive Orthopedic Research & Education
Foundation for Arthroplasty & Sports Medicine
Global Chair for International Congress for
Joint Reconstruction (ICJR)
Chief of Team Doctors
Jakarta, Indonesia

Prof. Lewis PK Chan
Associate Professor, Division Chief of Joint Replacement Surgery,
Honorary Consultant of Orthopaedics & Traumatology Department
Orthopaedics & Traumatology Department
Queen Mary Hospital / The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

Prof. Joshua Chang
Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital / Bone and Joint Research Center
Taoyuan, Taiwan

Dr. Yanyu CHEN
Foot and Ankle Center
Show-Chwan Memorial Hospital
Changhua Taiwan

Prof. Kenneth M. C. Cheung
Hospital Chief Executive, the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital
Jessie Ho Professor in Spine Surgery
Chair Professor at Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

Dr. Joe Chih-Hao Chiu
M.D. Ph.D
Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

Prof. Kyu-Jung Cho
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Inha University
School of Medicine
Incheon, Korea

Prof. Tae-Joon Cho
Professor & Chief
Division of Paediatric Orthopaedics
Seoul National University Children’s Hospital
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Seoul National University College of Medicine

David S K Choon
Chair Congress Committee

Dr. Sze Ryn Chung
Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery
Singapore General Hospital

Dr. Yoshi Pratama Djaja
Hip Division, Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology
Fatmawati Central General Hospital
Jakarta, Indonesia

Assoc Prof. Leo Donnan
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Research Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Clinical Assoc Professor, University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Kukuh Dwiputra Hernugrahanto
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Secretary of Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society
Department of Ortopaedic & Traumatology, Division of Hip and Knee Surgery
Dr. Soetomo General Academic Hospital, Universitas Airlangga
Surabaya, Indonesia

Prof. Dr. Emel Gonen
Head of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology
Koc University School of Medicine
Koc University Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey

Dr. Andrew Graydon
Service Clinical Director
Paediatric Orthopaedics
Starship National Childrens Hospital
New Zealand

Dr. Bernd Grimm
Group Leader HOSD Human Motion, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Digital Methods
Precision Health
Luxemburg Institute of Health
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Prof. Boyko Gueorguiev
Boyko Gueorguiev, Vice Director and Program
Leader Biomedical Development
AO Research Institute Davos
Davos, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Cüneyd Günay
Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Eskisehir Osmangazi University, School of Medicine
Eskisehir, Turkey

Dr. Chris Harris
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Department of Orthopaedics
Royal Children’s Hospital
Department of Orthopaedic
Western Health
Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Prathik Hegde
The Orthopaedic Speciality Clinic
Pune, India

Prof. Dr. Teo Seow Hui
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Head of Sports Injuries & Arthroscopic Surgery Unit
National Orthopaedic Centre of Excellence for Research and Learning (NOCERAL)
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Faculty of Medicine
University Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Isma Liza Mohd Isa
Department of Anatomy
Faculty of Medicine
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices (CÚRAM)
School of Medicine
University of Galway

Prof. Syed Shahidul Islam
Member At Large
Senior Consultant
Ortho, Trauma & Spine Surgery
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Asst. Prof. Bedri Karaismailoglu
Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa
Istanbul, Turkey

Dr. Chi Him Kevin Fok
Resident Specialist
Orthopaedic and Traumatology
Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

Dr. Zeeshan Khan
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic surgery
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Rehman medical institute and college
Peshawar, Pakistan

Dr. Erica Kholinne, M.D., Ph.D.
Faculty of Medicine
Trisakti University
Jakarta, Indonesia

Prof. Ji Wan Kim
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine
Seoul, Korea

Prof. Jong-Ho Kim
Assistant professor
Orthopaedic department
Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital/ Catholic University of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

Dr. Myung-Sun Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief of Upper Extremity, Shoulder and Elbow, Hand Clinics
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chonnam National University Hospital,
Chonnam National University School of Medicine,
Gwangju, South Korea

Prof. Hakan Kınık, MD
Professor of Orthopaedics & Traumatology,
Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology
Ankara, Turkey

Dr. Hiroshi Kitoh
Deputy Director
Orthopaedic Surgery
Aichi Children’s Health and Medical Center
Obu, Aichi, Japan

Prof. Nurset Kose
Eskisehir Osmangazi University
Orthopedics and Traumatology
Eskisehir Osmangazi University Hospital
Eskisehir, Turkey

Dr. Sunil Govind Kulkarni
MS. Ortho.,D.Ortho.
Professor of Orthopaedics,
Chairperson,AO Trauma India Council 21-24
GSKs Fracture and Orthopedic hospital ,Post Graduate Institute of Swasthiyog Pratishthan
Miraj, India

Dr. Daman Kumar Jha
Associate consultant
Nepal Mediciti

Prof. Dr. Arjun Lamichhane
Maharajgunj Medical Campus
President: Nepal Orthopaedic Association 2023-25
Professor of Orthopaedic
Institute of Medicine
Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr.Gusti Lanang Artha Wiguna
Sp.OT(K), President
Indonesian Orthopaedic Spine Society
Bali, Indonesia

Dr. Dave Lee
MBBS, MMed(Ortho), FRCS(Tr&Ortho), FAMS
Orthopaedic Surgery (Bones, Joints & Spine)
Head & Senior Consultant
Division of Sports
Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
National University Hospital

Dr. Hyun-Joo Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kyungpook National University Hospital
Daegu, Korea

Dr. Puah Ken Lee
Shoulder and elbow and sports surgeon
Artisan Sports and Orthopaedics Clinic

Dr. Frankie KL Leung
Tam Sai-Kit Professor in Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Chief of Division of Orthopaedic Trauma
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Queen Mary Hospital
The University of Hong Kong

Prof. Xu Li
President of hospital
Pediatric Orthopaedics
Shantou University, Guangzhou Huaxin Orthopaedics Hospital
Guangzhou, China

Dr. Isma Liza Mohd Isa
Department of Anatomy
Faculty of Medicine
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices (CÚRAM)
School of Medicine
University of Galway

Dr. Mojieb Manzary
FRCSC, Consultant Orthopedics & Adult Joint
Assistant Professor, ADJ
Department of Orthopedics
Reconstruction Surgeon
Head Orthopedics Services
Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Center
Dhahran, KSA

Prof. Yukihiro Matsuyama, MD, PhD
Director, Professor and Chairman
Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
Shizuoka, Japan

Dr. Amit Meena
Consultant – Arthroplasty & Arthroscopy, Shalby Hospital, Jaipur, India
Fellowship in Arthroplasty & Arthroscopy (Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy;
Gelenkpunt FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, Austria; Fowler Kennedy Sports Clinic, London, Ontario, Canada)
Jaipur, India

Prof. Rujuta Mehta
HOD Paediatric Ortho and Consultant
B J Wadia Hospital for Children
Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital, Jaslok , Shushrusha, Surya Hospitals
Mumbai, India

Dr. Aditya Menon
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialising in Bone, Joint and Soft Tissue Infections
Department of Orthopaedics,
P. D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre
Mahim-Mumbai, India

Dr. Samarth Mittal
Additional Professor
JPN Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS
New Delhi, India

Dr. Dilbert A. Monicit
Trauma Section Head
Department of Orthopaedics
Chong Hua Hospital
Cebu, Philippines

Dr. Fintan Moriarty
AO Research Institute Davos
Davos, Switzerland

Dr. Stewart Morrison
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Department of Orthopaedics
The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Yasuharu Nakashima
National University Corporation
Kyushu University, Surgery
Fukuoka Prefecture

Dr. Rajkumar Natesan
MS (orthopaedics),FTA(Australia),FIA(Belgium)
Senior Consultant Joint Replacement Surgery
Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India

Prof. Rob Nelissen
Professor and Chairman
Department of Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)
Leiden, Netherlands

Dr. Abhay Nene
Spine Surgeon
Lilavati & Breach Candy Hospitals
Hinduja Surgical Specialty
HN Reliance, Global, Wockhardt, Apollo Hospitals
Wadia Children’s Hospital
Bombay, India

Dr. Ihsan Oesman
Assistant Professor
Orthopaedic and Trauma
University of Indonosia

Dr. Hiromichi Omae
M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Matsuyama Red Cross Hospital
Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan

Dr. Nathaniel Orillaza Jr
Assco. Professor of Orthopedics
University of the Philippines Manila
Association of Hand Surgeons of the Philippines
Trustee and Secretary
Philippine Board of Orthopedics
Ermita, Manila Philippines

Prof. Merter Ozenci
Private practice
Orthopaedics and Traumatology / Sports Injuries
Antalya, Turkey

Dr. Nilo Paner, MD, FPOA
Musculoskeletal Infection Service
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedics
UP-Philippine General Hospital
University of the Philippines, Manila
Taft Ave, Manila 1000

Prof. Ki-Chul Park
Chief, Trauma Orthopedics
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine
Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Korea
President, the Korean Fracture Society

Dr. Miquel Dalmau Pastor
Senior Lecturer
Human Anatomy and Embryology Unit
University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Andri Primadhi
Assistant Professor
Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Universitas Padjadjaran / Hasan Sadikin Hospital
Bandung, Indonesia

Dr. P Dhanasekara Raja
Senior Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon (Arthroplasty)
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Ganga Hospital
Coimbatore, India

Prof. R. Geoff Richards
(Profile – Professorships, Fellowships, Appointments)
Director, AO Research Institute Davos (ARI), Executive Director AO R&D
Member of the AO Foundation Executive AOEC
AO Foundation
Davos, Switzerland

Prof. Jonathan Ronquillo
President, Philippine Shoulder Society
Chief, Sports and Arthroscopy
De La Salle University Medical and Health Sciences Institute

Prof. Badaruddin Sahitu
Chairperson & Head of orthopaedic surgery
Dow University of health sciences/ Dr Ruth KM Pfau civil hospital Karachi Sindh

Dr. Yudha Mathan Sakti
Orthopaedics, Spine Surgery Consultant
Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Dr. Jose Antonio San Juan, MD
Chairman and Program Director of Adult Reconstruction FellowshipmProgram,
Department of Orthopaedics,
Chong Hua Hospital,
Cebu City, Philippines

Prof. Parag Sancheti
Dean & Chairman, Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
Consultant Arthroscopy & Joint Replacement Surgeon
Department: Knee Unit, Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation,
Pune, India

Dr. Asep Santoso
Division of Adult Reconstruction and Sport Injury
Department of Orthopaedic & Traumatology
Prof. Soeharso Orthopaedic Hospital – Universitas Sebelas Maret
Surakarta, Indonesia

Dr. Vishnu Senthil
Senior Assistant Professor
Government Royapettah Hospital
Kilpauk Medical College

Dr.Santosh Singh
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
SIPS Superspeciality Hospital & Trauma Center
Shahmina Road, opp.KGMU
LUCKNOW( U.P). India

Prof. Harpal Singh Selhi
Professor and Unit Head
Orthopaedic Surgery
Dayanand Medical College & Hospital
Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Dr. Kwai Ming Siu
Consultant and Director of Foot & Ankle Service
Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology
Princess Margaret Hospital and North Lantau Hospital
Hong Kong SAR, China

Dr. Afshin Taheriazam
Associate proffessor of Orthopedics
Hip Surgeon
Chairman of arthroplasty ward of Erfan-Niayesh international hospital
chairman of orthopedic ward of farhikhteghan university hospital
Former member of faculty of hip Arthroplasty and fellowship committee of Sicot-faculty of APAS(Asian Pacific Arthroplasty Society)
International Lecturer
Coordinator of international fellowship training program in Arthroplasty
Tehran, Iran

Dr. Sureshan Sivananthan
Md Mb Bch (Uk), Mrcs (Uk), Ms Orth (Mal), Dip Sc (Sg), Frcs (Tr & Orth) (Uk), Ccst (Uk),
Fellowship In Total Joint Arthroplasty (USA)
Consultant Orthopaedic,
Arthritis & Sports Surgeon
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Altug Tanriover
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Foot and Ankle Specialist
Cankaya Hospital
Halic University
Orthopaedics & Traumatalogy
Istanbul. Turkey

Dr. Sachin Tapasvi
M.S.(Orth), D.N.B. (Orth), F.R.C.S. (Glasgow), M.N.A.M.S.,A.F.A.O.A.(Australia)
President, Indian Arthroscopy Society
Executive Committee, ISAKOS
Associate Editor, Journal of ISAKOS
Chairman, Sports Chapter of Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association
Chief Editor, Asian Journal of Arthroscopy

Dr. Gowreeson Thevendran
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

Dr. Michael To
The University of Hong Kong
Orthopaedics & Traumatology
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, China

Prof. Ismail Remzi Tözüno
Head of Department
Ortopaedics and Traumatology
Maslak Acibadem Hospital / International Joint Center (IJC)
Istanbul, Turkey

Prof. Masood Umar
Professor Of Orthopaedic
Aga Khan University Hospital
Karachi, Pakistan

Dr. Tak Man Wong
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

Dr. Jae Hyuk Yang, MD., Ph D
Professor, Korea University Anam Hospital
Director of Spine Center, Korea University Anam Hospital

Dr. Ken Ye
MD., Ph D
Orthopaedic Surgeon
The Royal Children’s Hospital
Melbourne, Australia

Ellewellyn Pasion

Jamal Ashraf
1st Vice President

Nicolaas Budhiparama
2nd Vice President

Shoichi Kokubun
Immediate Past President

Arif Khan
Secretary General

Syed A Latiff Alsagoff

Frankie Leung
Hong Kong

Jae Yoon Chung
Member At Large

Mark Blackney
Member At Large

Syed Shahidul Islam
Member At Large

David S K Choon
Chair Congress Committee

Saeed Al Thani
Congress President 2024

Arvind Puri
Foot & Ankle Section

Inho Jeon
Hand & Upper Limb Section

Syed Shahid Noor
Hip Section (APHS)

Nusret Kose
Infection Section

Parag Sancheti
Knee Section (APKS)

Ismail H Dilogo
 Orthopaedic Research Section (APORS)

Rajesh Malhotra
Osteoporosis & Fragility Fracture Section

Leo Donnan
Paediatric Orthopaedic Section (APPOS)

Dr. Mun Keong Kwan
Spine Section (APSS)

Sachin Tapasvi
Sports Section

Anup Agrawal
Trauma Section (APTS)

Rujuta Mehta
Women’s Advocacy Sectio

Jamal Ashraf

Saeed Al Thani, MD
Congress President

Onder Aydingoz
Chair of Education Committee

Arvind Puri
Foot & Ankle Section

Inho Jeon
Hand & Upper Limb Section

Syed Shahid Noor
Hip Section (APHS)

Nusret Kose
Infection Section

Parag Sancheti
Knee Section (APKS)

Ismail H Dilogo
 Orthopaedic Research Section (APORS)

Rajesh Malhotra
Osteoporosis & Fragility Fracture Section

Tae Joon Choo
Paediatric Orthopaedic Section (APPOS

Dr. Mun Keong Kwan
Spine Section (APSS)

Sachin Tapasvi
Sports Section

Anup Agrawal
Trauma Section (APTS)

Rujuta Mehta
Women’s Advocacy Sectio

Congress Target Audience
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Medical Students
  • Small Sports Medicine Doctors
  • Bone Fragility Internist
  • Orthopaedic Residents
  • Pain Therapist
APOA Program
CME Certificate
Abstract Submission

Free paper rules

Submit abstract and 5-minute video by 31-12-2023 Extended till 15 January 2024.
You will need to be fully registered.
Once submitted in this format all papers will be recognized as accepted. Presenters will be informed that their papers will be available on the conference site for discussion under various sections. The papers will be ranked by popular vote (kudos).

We will promote papers as they are submitted and accepted. There are limited spaces for a podium presentation. Papers will be accepted for podium by closing date 31-12-2023 Extended till 15 January 2024 Papers submitted earlier are more likely to get votes. Only registered participants can vote. Moderators will be appointed to each section and will be allowed to vote.

There will be a prize in each section for the highest-ranked paper.
All accepted presentations, podium or otherwise, will be given a certificate at podium by members of the section involved. The plan is to involve the President of the section and a nominee of the education committee.

After 15 January 2024, we will still accept free paper submissions but only for online presentations. Certificates will still be awarded. These submissions are not entitled to prizes.

After Jan 1 all top sectional papers will be forwarded to adjudication committee selected by Education committee to select the very top paper. This will be announced on Final day. The winner will be given free registration for next meeting.

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