Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA)
The Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA) is a regional organisation of orthopaedic surgeons mainly from the Asia Pacific region.
It began in 1962 as Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association and in 2000, the name was changed to Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association. Today, APOA has 24 member chapters and more than 59,000 members from over 40 countries. The member chapters and federations are Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.
APOA's core mission is to promote the education, research and fellowship amongst orthopaedic surgeons in this region. APOA's conferences and fellowships are sought after by young surgeons while established and renowned senior surgeons provide the experience and resources to assist younger fellows.