PRESIDENT OF APAS
Dear Colleague,

After the APAS 2017 Meeting in Chennai, we are now gearing up for the APAS 2018 Meeting to be held in Bangkok at Shangri-La Hotel from 6th to 8th September 2018.

We request you to block these dates to attend the meeting. We are in the process of putting together the Scientific Program and planning the Social Evenings. Drs. Thanainit Chotanaphuti and Aree Tanavalee are the Organising Co-chairmen for APAS 2018 meeting and I am sure under their leadership this conference will have a rich academic content and enjoyable social evenings.

Further details regarding APAS 2018 Conference will be put up on the website in due course of time.

Looking forward to seeing you at Bangkok for APAS 2018.

Regards,

Dr. Parag Sancheti

President – Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society (APAS)


VICE PRESIDENT OF APAS
Dear Participants,

We are delighted to invite you to the 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society 2018 (APAS 2018) in Bangkok from 6th to 8th September 2018.

APAS was founded in 1997, aiming to foster social and scientific exchange, to provide a platform for Asian surgeons to present their surgical experience and to encourage exchange scholarship. With the lead from Dr. Rami Sorial, Dr. Parag Sancheti and the joint efforts from past presidents of committee, Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society has gradually become into a scientific organization with certain world influence. The annual scientific meeting of APAS has attracted reknown surgeons from the whole world each year. Following the success of our previous 18 annual meeting held in Shanghai, Beijing, Xi’an, Phuket, New Delhi, Mumbai, Seoul, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Chengdu and other cities, the 19th Annual Meeting of APAS 2018 will again encourage active interactions between participants during the academic lectures given by reputed and distinguished speakers from all over the world. Other formats like expert exchange, case discussion and free paper submission will also be included.

The scientific programme involves up-to-date knowledge. New diagnostic techniques, robotics assisted surgery, advanced implant design as well as the fixation, bone deficiency, instability and infection for arthroplasty will be addressed. However, your absence will leave the programme incomplete and we sincerely invite you to not only attend the meeting, but also submit your abstracts, which will form the major and important part of the meeting.

The committee with Dr Thanainit Chotanaphuti's efforts is doing our utmost to make the meeting enjoyable and memorable. We look forward to meeting you in Bangkok for the 19th Annual Meeting of APAS in 2018.

Kindest regards,

Dr. Cao Li



SCIENTIFIC CHAIRMAN OF APAS

Some of the most difficult decisions we make as arthroplasty surgeons is how do we manage the patient with the infected hip or knee replacement. There is no one recipe that guarantees success in eliminating the micro-organism and then repatriating the patient back to a meaningful lifestyle in a short space of time. It is very important therefore to stay current with “best practice” in the management of periprosthetic joint infection and to that effect I am delighted to be welcoming Prof. Javad Parvizi back to the APAS faculty for our ASM in Bangkok. With our other APAS faculty members, many of your concerns will be addressed with evidence based recommendations and ultimately your patients will benefit.

The meeting held over 3 days will focus on many aspects of primary and revision surgery including traditional and new concept techniques and delivered in formats including ICLs, podium presentations, debates, case presentations with expert opinions and video technique vignettes. We have a very wide international faculty that will bring experience and new thoughts to the mix and joined by the well-respected local Thai faculty to blend information into a palatable and digestible formula that each delegate will benefit from. We hope the meal breaks and grand banquet will be just as good!

The scientific committee hopes many will join with our society and come and share in the feast of knowledge that will be made available. Furthermore, there will be free paper sessions for surgeon scientists to present their research and best paper awards will be made for the top 2 presenters.

The organising committee is already furiously planning the conference to ensure its smooth running with a cascade of social events available to compliment the excellent academic program being prepared.

I look forward to meeting with you all in Bangkok in September 2018.

Yours Sincerely,

Assoc. Prof. Rami Sorial



CHAIRMAN OF LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Dear Colleagues,

It is the great honor for me and the Thai Organizing Team to host the 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society (APAs) on September 6-8, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand.

As you know that the APAS annual scientific meeting has been held every year for 18 times and the meeting always rotated in several cities in Asia Pacific region. Thailand once held this meeting in Phuket in year 2002. In 2018, it becomes Thailand turn to host the 19th APAS annual scientific meeting. To facilitate the most convenient travel for international speakers and participants, the APAS executive committee and the local organizing team agreed the hold this meeting in Bangkok.

Bangkok; the city of angel, is among one of the most colorful cities in the word which locates in the central part of Thailand. In fact, the Shangri-La Hotel, the meeting venue, locates in the heart of the city, as well as, the riverside area. Therefore, following busy days of APAS scientific meeting, you may spend some of your free times hoping on the BTS sky train to several important landmarks of Bangkok. Furthermore, you may enjoy cruising boats along the Chao Praya River to several temples and historical places of Bangkok, or take a free boat shuttle to the ASIATIQUE Riverfront, where you will experience one of the most tourist attractive places for dinner and shopping in the night time.

We hope that you will enjoy the meeting as well as the city and its surrounding beauties.

Please save the date and see you in Bangkok.

Best Regards,

Prof. Thanainit Chotanaphuti

Local Organizing Chairman