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What You Need to Know About APKASS 2021: The Premier Event for Orthopaedic Specialists in Asia-Pacific

What is APKASS 2021 and why you should attend it

If you are a specialist, practitioner, researcher, or student in the field of sports medicine, arthroscopy, or knee surgery, you might be interested in attending APKASS 2021, the biennial congress of the Asia Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS). In this article, we will tell you what APKASS is, what you can expect from its upcoming congress, and how you can register and prepare for it.

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APKASS is an evolution of Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (APOSSM) in response to the growing trend both regionally and globally of combining arthroscopy, knee surgery and orthopaedic sport medicine into a coherent group. APKASS was founded with an important mission to provide excellent and maximized opportunities for specialists engaged in the fields. It serves as a platform for clinical and scientific knowledge exchange as well as nourish education and research development.

APKASS 2021 is the seventh congress of APKASS, which will be held on October 14-17, 2021 at The Westin Tokyo, Japan. The theme of the congress is "The Future of Sports Medicine", which reflects the vision of APKASS to lead the development of sports medicine in the Asia-Pacific region. The congress will feature four main topics: sports injury prevention, sports rehabilitation, sports technology, and sports performance optimization.

Some of the highlights of APKASS 2021 include:

  • A joint symposium with ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine)

  • A joint symposium with JOSKAS (Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine)

  • A joint symposium with ESSKA (European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy)

  • A joint symposium with APKASS Young Surgeons Committee

  • A live surgery demonstration by world-class surgeons

  • A cadaveric workshop on advanced techniques and skills

  • An exhibition of cutting-edge products and services from the industry

With such a rich and diverse program, APKASS 2021 promises to be an exciting and rewarding event for anyone involved or interested in sports medicine.

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Benefits of attending APKASS 2021

By attending APKASS 2021, you will have the opportunity to:

Learn from the experts in the field of sports medicine, arthroscopy, and knee surgery

APKASS 2021 will feature more than 100 speakers and panelists from around the world, who are leaders and pioneers in their respective fields. You will be able to hear their insights, opinions, and experiences on various topics related to sports medicine, arthroscopy, and knee surgery. You will also be able to ask them questions and interact with them during the sessions.

Some of the notable speakers and panelists include:

  • Dr. Freddie Fu (USA), the president of ISAKOS and a renowned expert on ACL reconstruction

  • Dr. Philippe Neyret (France), the president of ESSKA and a distinguished authority on patellofemoral disorders

  • Dr. Masahiro Kurosaka (Japan), the president of JOSKAS and a prominent figure in arthroscopic surgery

  • Dr. Moises Cohen (Brazil), the president of SLARD and a respected leader in sports traumatology

  • Dr. David Parker (Australia), the president of APKASS and a well-known specialist in knee surgery

In addition to these speakers, you will also be able to learn from many other experts from different countries and regions, such as China, India, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, etc.

Participate in the scientific program and activities of APKASS 2021

APKASS 2021 will offer a variety of sessions, workshops, symposia, and courses for different levels of expertise and interest. You will be able to choose from more than 200 sessions covering various aspects of sports medicine, arthroscopy, and knee surgery. You will be able to learn new knowledge, skills, and techniques that are relevant and applicable to your practice.

Some of the sessions that you can look forward to include:

  • The future of sports medicine: trends, challenges, and opportunities

  • Sports injury prevention: strategies, programs, and evidence

  • Sports rehabilitation: principles, protocols, and outcomes

  • Sports technology: devices, tools, and applications

  • Sports performance optimization: nutrition, psychology, and biomechanics

  • Arthroscopy: tips, tricks, and complications

  • Knee surgery: indications, techniques, and results

  • Sports medicine education: curriculum, assessment, and accreditation

  • Sports medicine research: methodology, ethics, and publication

  • Sports medicine case discussions: challenging scenarios and solutions

Besides these sessions, you will also be able to participate in other activities that will enhance your learning experience. For example, you can watch a live surgery demonstration by world-class surgeons who will perform various procedures such as ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair, cartilage restoration, etc. You can also join a cadaveric workshop where you can practice advanced techniques and skills under the guidance of experienced instructors. You can also submit your abstracts for oral or poster presentations and share your research findings with your peers.

Furthermore, you will also be able to enjoy some social and cultural events that will make your stay more memorable. For example, you can attend the welcome reception where you can mingle with other participants and speakers. You can also join the gala dinner where you can savor delicious food and entertainment. You can also explore the city of Tokyo where you can experience its rich history, culture, and attractions.

How to register and prepare for APKASS 2021

If you are interested in attending APKASS 2021, here are some steps that you need to take:

Registration details and fees

You can register for APKASS 2021 online or offline. To register online, you need to visit the official website of APKASS 2021 and fill in the online registration form. You will need to provide your personal and professional details, select your preferred sessions and activities, and make the payment online. To register offline, you need to download the registration form from the website, fill it in, and send it by email or fax to the congress secretariat. You will also need to make the payment by bank transfer or credit card. The registration fees and deadlines for different categories of participants are as follows:


Early Bird (by July 31, 2021)

Regular (by September 30, 2021)

Late/Onsite (after September 30, 2021)


USD 500

USD 600

USD 700


USD 600

USD 700

USD 800


USD 300

USD 400

USD 500


USD 200

USD 300

USD 400

Accompanying Person

USD 200

USD 250

USD 300

Cadaveric Workshop*

USD 500 (limited to 40 participants)

*Proof of status is requiredIncludes welcome reception and gala dinner only*Includes transportation and lunch only

The cancellation and refund policies for APKASS 2021 are as follows: - Cancellation before August 31, 2021: full refund minus USD 50 administration fee - Cancellation between September 1 and September 30, 2021: 50% refund - Cancellation after September 30, 2021: no refund Travel and accommodation arrangements

You will need to book your flight and hotel for APKASS 2021 on your own. However, you can find some useful information and tips on the official website of APKASS 2021 and find some useful information and tips on the travel and accommodation arrangements. You can also contact the congress secretariat for any inquiries or assistance. To book your flight, you can use any online travel agency or airline website that offers flights to Tokyo. You can also check the official website of APKASS 2021 for some recommended airlines that offer discounts or special fares for the congress participants. You will need to arrange your own airport transfer to your hotel or the congress venue. To book your hotel, you can use any online booking platform or ho


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