APKASS – SLARD Traveling Fellowship


This inter-continental exchange programme is run in collaboration with the Latin American Society of Knee Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (SLARD). It is a scientific and cultural exchange between orthopaedic sports medicine physicians in Latin 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. We thank Smith & Nephew for their generous support to this program.

Upcoming Schedule:
This fellowship program takes place every 3 years, we will probably send out groups of fellows to Latin America in 2018, 2021, 2024 and so on.


Travelling Fellowship


Congress to be attended during the tour


APKASS to SLARD (Latin America)

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

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

Asia-Pacific Participants

Latin American Participants



God Father:
Dr. Claudio Mingo Saluzzi, Argentina
Travelling Fellow:
Dr. Luis Antonio Goytia Alfaro, Bolivia
Dr. Hernán Lisandro Galán, Argentina
Dr. Diego Edwards, Chile

Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Singapore, Bangkok, Shanghai, Chengdu


God Father:
Dr. John Matheson, New Zealand
Travelling Fellow:
Dr. Saseendar Shanmugasundaram, India
Dr. Atul Mahajan, India
Dr. Hongyun Li, China

São Paulo, Cali, Lima, Santiago, Buenos Aires
(XV International Congress of the Argentine Arthroscopy Association)

Tour Report




God Father:
Dr. Vicente Gutierrez, Chile
Travelling Fellow:
Dr. Horacio Rivarola Etcheto, Argentina
Dr. Alexandre Nicolini, Brazil
Dr. Tania Alvarado Chavez, Ecuador

Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Chengdu


God Father:
Prof. Eiji Itoi, Japan
Dr. Yong-Seuk Lee, Korea
Dr. Warren Leigh, New Zealand
Dr. Li Yu, China

Mexico City, Mexico
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rosario, Argentina
Buenos Aires , Argentina
La Serena, Chile
(The 51th International Congress of Chilean Orthopaedics)

Tour Report


Photos of Recent Tours
2015 Tours