APKASS – AOSSM Traveling Fellowship

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This inter-continental exchange programme is run in collaboration with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Surgery (AOSSM). It is a scientific and cultural exchange between orthopaedic sports medicine physicians in North America and Asia-Pacific. The programme provides the fellows a valuable opportunity to exchange scientific information, stimulate research and develop collaboration and lifelong friendships.

For each travelling fellowship, THREE fellows are selected to visit overseas sports medicine institutes and facilities for 3-4 weeks, and are accompanied by a reputed senior orthopaedic sports medicine specialist as the “Godfather”. During the tour, fellows will 1) participate in scientific symposia with host surgeons and give presentations; 2) view research facilities and surgical procedures; 3) attend a national sport medicine meeting in the region they are visiting and 4) participate in social and cultural activities with the local sports medicine community.

The fellowship covers travel, accommodation and minor expenses. It is sponsored by DJO, whom we thank for their loyal support.                          

Upcoming Schedule:

This fellowship program takes place every 2 years, we will send out groups of fellows to North America in 2016, 2018, 2020 and so on.


Year

Travelling Fellowship

Date

Congress to be attended during the tour

2016

APKASS to AOSSM (North America)

13 June – 8 July 2018 (Tentative)

2018 AOSSM Annual Meeting

How to Apply

Please read the application requirement and related information here.

For Enquires:

Please contact the administration office via email: info@apkass.org should you have any enquiries.

Participants of Recent Tours

Year

Asia-Pacific Participants

American Participants

2016

God Father:
Mohammad Razi, Iran
Travelling Fellow:
Takehiko Matsushita, Japan
Kah Weng Lai, Singapore
Timothy Lording, Australia

Itinerary:
San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit/Metro, Taos, Colorado Springs

Tour Report
Photo

 

2015

 

God Father:
Dr. Robert Stanton
Fellows:
Dr. Michael Freehill
Dr. Luke Oh
Col. Mark Pallis

Itinerary:
Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei

2014

God Father:
Prof. Shiyi Chen, China
Fellows:
Dr. Xuesong Dai, China
Dr. Goyal Deepak, India
Dr. Michael Rosenfeldt, New Zealand

Itinerary:
Hawaii, Chicago, Cleveland , Lowa, Minnesota, Seattle

Tour Report

 

2013

 

God Father:
Allen Anderson
Fellows:
Jay Albright
Morgan Jones
Matthew Smith

Itinerary:
Hiroshima, Kobe, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong

2012

God Father:
Prof. Toru Fukubayashi
Fellows:
Dr. Feng Hua, China 
Dr. Shamsul Iskandar Bin Hussein, Malaysia
Dr. Jiwu Chen, China

Itinerary:
Honolulu, San Francisco, Denver, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Lexington, Detroit, Baltimore

 

2011

 

God Father:
Dr. Champ Baker, Jr.
Fellows:
Dr. Mark Slabaugh 
Dr. John Tokish
Dr. Daniel Whelan

Itinerary:
Manila, Jakarta, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Queenstown

2010

God Father:
Prof. Russell Tregonning, New Zealand
Fellows:
Dr. Justin Roe, Australia
Dr. Jose Antonio San Juan, Philippines
Dr. Jeffery Tedjajuwana, Indonesia

Itinerary:
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oregon, Michigan, Alabama, Boston, Rhode Island

 

 

Photos of Recent Tours
2015 Tour
AOSSM to APKASS




2014 Tour
APKASS to AOSSM




2013 Tour
AOSSM to APKASS

2012 Tour
APKASS to AOSSM
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2011 Tour
AOSSM to APKASS
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