Presidential Message


Chanakarn Phornphutkul
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai

Dear colleagues and friends,

First I would like to convey my greetings to all our friends in Asia-Pacific region. This year we plan to hold our APKASS 2020 meeting in Pataya, Thailand combining APKASS meeting with Thailand Orthopedics Society for Sports Medicine (TOSSM) thus called TOSSM – APKASS 2020 meeting. We will have a pre-course meeting on the 2nd of Dec. This meeting will be participated by over a hundred speakers from many countries in our region. We also invite outstanding speakers from Europe and America to join and share their expertise.

Unfortunately, we start off this year with the unpleasant situation of the corona virus infection which is now affecting many countries especially in Asia. Therefore, TOSSM – APKASS 2020 meeting will be postponed to 3rd-5th of December 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and inform everyone as soon as possible whether we have to make any adjustment. Safety is our main concern. Hope everyone stays strong and healthy. I am certainly with all the mustered effort, we will get through this disturbing situation without being compromised in any aspect.

Chanakarn Phornphutkul. MD.
APKASS President 2020
Chiangmai University Thailand