A small group of twenty orthopaedic arthroplasty surgeons from the Asia-Pacific region met on the Gold Coast of Queensland, in Australia, in 1997 to discuss the need for a scientific body to foster and represent the academic and professional needs of the region. The Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society – APAS - was born out of that meeting with Wui K Chung the founding chairman. Ray Randle was elected the 1st President of the society and Chit Ranawat honored the society by accepting to be the Patron of the society.

The aims of the society are to :

  • foster social and scientific exchange
  • provide a platform for Asian surgeons to present their surgical experience
  • encourage exchange scholarship

The 1st Annual Scientific Meeting was held in New Delhi in 1998. Not less than 600 delegates attended that meeting. Since then there have been 13 hugely successful Annual Meetings held in Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, New Delhi, Mumbai, Seoul, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.

Our past Presidents include Ray Randle, Ashok Rajgopal, Jim Sullivan, Yoo Myung-chui, Wang Yan, Arun Mullaji and most recently Rami Sorial. Our current President is Parag Sancheti and Vice President Cao Li.

The Delta Foundation, although a separate entity, was created as an additional educational arm of the society. Its educational format includes short 2-3 day seminars, to provide practical instruction on surgical technique and the science of arthroplasty surgery. These seminars have been conducted in numerous cities across Asia, pivoted on live surgical demonstrations with moderators and open forum case discussions.



The 19th annual scientific meeting for APAS will be convened in Bangkok on the 6th – 8th September 2018. After a very successful meeting in Chennai we are now planning an equally academic and stimulating scientific program in one of Asia Pacific’s greatest cities. Bangkok is well located centrally in the Asia Pacific region and accessible by direct flights. Its culture and exotic street food will enrich the experience for all who attend. I invite you to join us in Bangkok for what promises to be an excellent scientific conference building on the strengths of previous year’s gatherings. We are hoping you will join us in making APAS 2018 a successful meeting and in advance, recognizing the enormous contribution the industry makes to medical education, we thank you for working with us in advancing the role of scientific endeavor and widespread peer education for the benefit of all our patients. Please select a suitable sponsor’s package so you can join us in September 2018 and if you wish to discuss custom packages please contact me for further information.

To secure your 2018 sponsorship of the 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of APAS: Contact A/Prof. Rami Sorial at

Head Office Address : Department Of Orthopaedics,
Faculty Of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
Country : Bangkok, Thailand
Contact Name : Warayapa Mingsiritham
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Contact number : +(66)88-296-4656

Dr.Rami M Sorial FRACS FAOrthA
Scientific Chairman and Past President Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society
Adjunct Associate Professor (U.Syd)

Head of Dept, Orthopaedics
Nepean Hospital
60A Derby St, Penrith NSW 2750
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