Presidential Message


Jian LI
Chengdu, China

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee it is a great honor and pleasure to be the president of the 2019 APKASS held in Chengdu, China. I would like to thank outgoing President David Parker of Australia for his excellent service as APKASS president in 2018. APKASS 2019 aims to encourage the innovation of research, promotion of the clinical practice as well as doing our best for the benefit of the patients.

APKASS is a great platform for the scientific development of knee surgery, arthroscopy and sports medicine in Asia-Pacific. We hope to bring to get her researchers studying all aspects of the orthopedics, sportsmedicine and other reseaches related to this subject from all over the world. We have forged a strong partnership with the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), European Society of Sports Traumatology Keen Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and Latin American Society of Knee Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (SLARD).

2019 Summit of Asia-pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (2019 APKASS Summit) will be held on 18 April – 21 April 2019in Chengdu, China. The theme of 2019 APKASS Summit will be “Sports Medicine for Function First & Excellence”. We deeply appreciate if you will be able to join us and contribute to the continued success of this 2019 APKASS Summit conference that advances our field.

I look forward to meeting you in Chengdu!

Jian Li
2019 APKASS President
Vice President, Chinese Society of Sports Medicine
Sports medicine Center
West China Hospital, Sichuan University
Chengdu, China