Asia Pacific Knee Society (APKS) was founded by Emeritus Professor Tomihisa Koshino, Yokohama City University in 2000, in pursuit of furthering scientific achievement and techniques in knee surgery into the 21st Century.
He served as inaugural congress president at the First Congress of the Asia Pacific Knee Society, combined with the 25th Congress of the Japanese Knee Society, at Toshi Center in Tokyo from 18-20 February, 2000.
His main aim for the congress was to provide a lot of meaningful opportunities for the surgeons from the Asia Pacific region to engage in deep face-to-face discussions of knee disorders and treatment. With more than 250 papers from 14 counties presented, the congress provided exciting sessions and exhibitions that were fruitful for all participants.
Since then, the APKS congress has been held biennially in variety of Asia Pacific countries, hosted by prominent knee surgeons. Thanks to all the past presidents, organizers, delegates and participants, the APKS has become one of the international indices for knee surgeons in Asia. And the legacy continues.