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Key Dates

  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31 March 2021.

  • Abstract Submission Deadline 31 December 2020

  • Education Grant Application is closed.

President’s Message

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA), I welcome you to the website of 21st APOA Congress to be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre between 29 – 31 July 2021 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Congress Committee led by Congress Chairman Dato’ Syed A L Alsagoff, plan to formulate a scientific programme that will focus on Symposia and Instructional lectures given by distinguished speakers from across the world. The scientific sessions will be dedicated to the fields of orthopaedic trauma, sports injuries, paediatric orthopaedics, orthopaedic oncology, hip, knee, spine, hand & wrist, shoulder & elbow, foot & ankle, general orthopaedics and orthopaedic research. This mega event event will attract global leaders to participate and exchange expertise and to launch brilliant new ideas together.

APOA 2021 will present to the young and budding orthopaedic surgeons, an opportunity to interact with experts from across the globe. It will be a unique chance to share and enhance knowledge on the latest international research and developments. Apart from the invigorating scientific programme, APOA 2021 will also offer its attendees an unforgettable cultural and gastronomic experience. Malaysia is ‘truly Asia’. In Malaysia there is no meeting without eating; food is in the variety and people have good taste for food. So come and savour a bite.

On behalf of the central organising committee, I would like to extend a sincere invitation to you all, to join us at APOA 2021. I am sure that this scientific extravaganza, under the dynamic stewardship of Dr. David Choon, will advance orthopaedic knowledge and forge new friendships.

I look forward to meeting you in the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur.

Prof. Mahmut Nedim Doral, MD

APOA / President

Congress Chairman’s Message

The Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA) plays a pivotal role in creating a platform of communication and networking for the orthopaedic community in the Asia Pacific region and all over the world. The APOA organises a biennial congress which brings together orthopaedic surgeons, scientists, researchers, allied healthcare professionals, and nurses to share their expertise, experiences, and knowledge on the science and practice of orthopaedic surgery and its subspecialties in the midst of ever-developing medical management and innovations today.

The 21st Biennial Congress of the APOA will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At this Congress, we aim to provide a plethora of scientific sessions for all the specialties of orthopaedic surgery where senior surgeons can impart their expertise and junior surgeons can learn and debate issues. There will also be keynote addresses, plenary lectures, symposia, live workshops,and opportunities for the participants to present their research work at the oral presentations. Together with the Scientific Chairman of this Congress, Prof Tunku Kamarul Zaman, and the Chairmen of the APOA Subspecialty Sections as well as the local coordinators, we hope to provide you with a Congress which is both stimulating and rewarding.

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre lies in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It is surrounded by many attractions such as the famous PETRONAS Twin Towers and Suria KLCC shopping centre. It is also easily accessible as it is within walking distance from our public transport and is well-surrounded by many hotels. Malaysia is well-known for its melting pot of culinary and cuisines due to its multi-ethnic diversities and you will be amazed by the many local delights and attractions here.

Together with my organising and scientific committee, it is our privilege and honour to welcome you to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 29 – 31 July 2021.

Dato’ Dr Syed Abdul Latiff Alsagoff

APOA 2021 / Congress Chairman

Congress Highlights

Thought – provoking symposia

Interactive and hands-on workshops

Engaging sessions with experienced surgeons and healthcare professionals

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  • Online registration is open.
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  • Abstract submission is open.
  • Education Grant is application is closed.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this exceptional event.

The APOA Council and the APOA Congress Organising Committee have made the difficult decision to hold the 21st APOA Biennial Congress on 29 to 31 July 2021 instead of 24 to 26 September 2020. The venue will remain as Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This decision was taken in the best safety interest of all parties in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the evolving scenarios in the coming months. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we look forward to your continued participation on this new date.

Take care and stay healthy.

Dr Mahmut Nedim Doral
President, APOA

Dato’ Dr Syed Abdul Latiff Alsagoff
Congress Chairman, APOA 2021