Asia pacific Foot & Ankle Council is a section of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA), an association comprising twenty-four orthopaedic member associations from Asia Pacific countries. Foot & Ankle Council was established in 2016 to disseminate knowledge and current practices of Foot and Ankle surgery, foster partnerships and contacts with societies and surgeons, encourage research, and promote the exchange of ideas within the Asia Pacific Region.
APOA Foot & Ankle Council has eleven members, while the council’s executive committee has twenty-one representatives from member countries. A team of enthusiastic council and executive members has shouldered the mission to establish foot and ankle orthopaedics as ‘The Specialty of Orthopaedics’ in the Asia Pacific world. The Foot and Ankle section has been actively and regularly organising and conducting courses and conferences during this period and will continue to do so.
Under the auspices of APOA, the Foot and Ankle Section will continue to devote its efforts towards encouraging membership, greater involvement in dispensing knowledge and coalescing the Orthopaedic surgeons interested in Foot and Ankle conditions into a fraternity.
We welcome all Foot and Ankle specialists and interested orthopaedic surgeons to become members of the APOA Foot and Ankle Section and help foster and strengthen this burgeoning community and the speciality.
Asia Pacific Hand & Upper Limb Society (APH&ULS) is a not for profit professional and scientific organisation. The Society is a subsection of Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association.
It was founded on 31st May 2020. The purpose of the society is to focus on education and to seek collaborations with existing Hand, Elbow and Shoulder societies.
The objectives of the Society are:
To advance the science, art and practice of Hand, Elbow and Shoulder Joint surgery in the Asia Pacific Region
To promote professional education, research, and other common interest in Hand & Upper Limb surgery
To share knowledge of and solutions to medical problems
To assist countries of the Region in all matters relating to Hand & Upper Limb (Hand, Elbow and Shoulder) surgery
To promote fellowship and understanding between Hand & Upper Limb (Hand, Elbow and Shoulder ) surgeons within the Region
To cooperate with global, international, national and regional Hand, Elbow and Shoulder Surgery associations, societies and specialty groups which, in the opinion of such groups, have objectives similar to the Objectives of the Society
To promote, encourage and assist in the education and training of Hand & Upper Limb (Hand, Elbow and Shoulder) surgeons in the Region, particularly in those countries with Chapters or Federation membership