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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand (RCOST), it is a great pleasure to invite you to the 45th Annual Meeting of RCOST and the 43rd Annual Meeting of ASEAN Orthopaedic Association. This year, RCOST invites Australia, in the name of Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA), to be our Guest Nation. This program will certainly enable us to exchange our knowledge, innovative ideas, and cultural understanding in respect of international mind. As usual, the event will be held at PEACH, Royal Cliff Hotels Group Pattaya, during October 20-22, 2023.

Although the pandemic has put us into a hard situation, I would rather see this as a unique opportunity to strongly take our first step forward into the future. I believe our outstanding organizing committee can make the meeting event a unique program for the exchange of current scientific and clinical information for our orthopaedic communities. Moreover, RCOST/AOA/AOA 2023 will absolutely offer a wide range of topics with a particularly special day to discuss in depth the current hot issues in orthopaedic subspecialties.

Let’s save the dates and come to join us. I promise that you will receive fruitful information and wonderful experiences with great hospitality during the event.

With best wishes for a healthy and academically productive stay to all,

Prof. Thipachart Punyaratabandhu
President, the RCOST

Chris Morrey_WH BG

On behalf of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, I am very proud and excited that we have been invited to play such an important role in the upcoming RCOST meeting in Pattaya Beach from the 20-22nd October 2023. Many of the surgeons in Australia have visited Thailand over the years both on holiday and in a professional manner. Our nominated speakers look forward to contributing to the program and making this a great meeting for all. We can all learn from each other and the exchange of ideas on a face to face level is invaluable. I would encourage all surgeons, Thai and Australian and those also from around the world to join us in Pattaya Beach for what will be a very successful meeting.

Assoc. Prof. Chris Morrey
President Australian Orthopaedic Association
B.Sc(Hons) MBBS FRACS ( Orth ) GAICD

Ortho-DennyLieTjiauwTjoen_WH BG

Dear friends and members of the ASEAN Orthopaedic Association,

Welcome to the 43rd ASEAN Orthopaedic Association (AOA) meeting!

I thank Prof. Thipachart Punyaratabandhu, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand (RCOST) and his organising team, for agreeing to organise the annual AOA meeting. I am confident it will be meticulously organised and will be a fruitful meeting for all!

Despite the challenges of the past 3 years during the COVID pandemic, the AOA has remained relevant in the education of residents in the region. In Sep 2021, the AOA Education Committee launched the bimonthly webinar series, and in the first year, the topics covered included Advance Orthopaedic Trauma, Musculoskeletal Infections, Hand & Microsurgery, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Shoulder & Elbow and Fragility Fractures. These talks were then transcribed into chapters, and compiled in the inaugural AOA Webinar Book, launched in Dec 2022 during the 42nd AOA meeting in Singapore.

Since then, other topics delivered included Hip Arthroplasty, Knee Arthroplasty, Musculoskeletal Tumours; in 2023 we can look forward to more webinars on Sports Injuries, Spine and Foot & Ankle. This will bring the 2-year webinar series to a conclusion in Jul 2023, after which it is hoped the second AOA Webinar Book can be launched at the 43rd AOA meeting.

What else can we look forward to this year’s AOA meeting? We are currently working on conducting a Residents Review Course, a 1-2 day course that is intended to provide a wide and deep overview on some common topics in General Orthopaedics. This will be a unique course, delivered by ASEAN experts for ASEAN residents! In addition to academic rigour, it promises to be an exciting platform to build networks of friendship among residents in the region! So do keep a look out for more information and we hope you can join us for the 43rd AOA meeting in Pattaya in Oct 2023!
Thank you!

Assoc. Prof. Denny TT Lie
President, ASEAN Orthopaedic Association 2022-23

Satit Thiengwittayaporn

Dear Colleagues and friends,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 45th Annual Meeting of the Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand and the 43rd Annual Meeting of ASEAN Orthopaedic Association, which will be held in Pattaya, Thailand, on 20-22 October 2023. This meeting will be hosted by the Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand with a determination to make it another distinguished orthopedic meeting in the Asia Pacific region. This year, we are honored to have Australia, in the name of Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA), as our Guest Nation

The theme of this year’s meeting will be on “Beyond the Horizon, Above the Limit”. A wide range of topics in orthopaedics will be covered in this meeting. In addition to the diverse topics of the presentations, we also offer an array of free papers, instructional course lectures and specialty day program in orthopaedic subspecialties.

Besides the extraordinary academic program of the meeting, delegates and companying guests can experience the world-famous beach of Pattaya city, the legendary hospitality and scrumptious Thai cuisine.
We hope you will join your colleagues from around ASEAN countries and Australia to update each other on the emerging trends and the best practices of orthopaedic surgeries to better serve our patients.

Best Wishes,

Assoc. Prof. Satit Thiengwittayaporn, MD.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee,
The 45th Annual Meeting of the Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand and the 43rd Annual Meeting of ASEAN Orthopaedic Association, Guest Nation: Australia