The Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand (RCOST) in collaboration with Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA) held “The Combined Academic Conference of the 18th Biennial Congress of Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA) and the 36th Annual Meeting of the Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand” at the Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) from October 22-25, 2014.
Over 1,000 delegates from the Orthopaedic medical industry, surgical manufacturing industry, pharmaceutical companies and product suppliers from Europe, the United States and the Asia-Pacific attended this academic conference and exhibition. Under the theme “Advance in Reconstructive Surgery: From Peripheral to Central”, the 4-day event featured an exhibition from leading pharmaceutical firms as well as a number of instructional courses, symposiums, plenary sessions, group discussions and sporting events which facilitated team building.
Honorary guests and senior members of the Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand (RCOST) and Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA) pose for a group photo during the opening ceremony of the event.
With its continuous efforts in expanding knowledge on research findings and clinical advancements, over 400 overseas participants centred their presentations principally on essential topics such as Trauma, Spine and Tumours, Metabolic Bone Diseases and Sports Medicine this year.
Delegates were warmly welcomed by Prof. Emeritus, M.D. Charoen Chotigavanich, President of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA), Dr. Tawat Phrasatritta, President of the Royal College of Orthopaedics of Thailand (RCOST), Prof. Thamrongrat Keokarn, Chairman of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA) along and Chirayu Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, Director of Crown Property Bureauand, an honorary guest of the conference.
“I am delighted to welcome back to Royal Cliff Hotels Group and PEACH members of the (RCOST) and associates of the (APOA),” Vitanart Vathanakul, the Executive Director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group said.