Welcome message from TOSSM - APKASS 2020 President

Dear Colleagues:  

As the president of the Thai Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, I would like to state that it is of the utmost honor and excitement that the APKASS 2020 Biannual Congress will become the TOSSM & APKASS 2020 Combined Meeting and will be held in Pattaya, Thailand. I would like to thank the president of APKASS 2019, Prof. Jian Li of China for his excellent service to our community.

As APKASS has evolved from APOSSM for nearly one decade, it has made great strides in becoming an outstanding society for arthroscopy, knee surgery and orthopedic sports medicine in the Asia Pacific region. As well as the Thai Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (TOSSM) we have emerged since 2012 and became a strong society in the Southeast Asia region. Hopefully this year in Thailand with our cooperation, we will be able to welcome a growing amount of members to our TOSSM and APKASS communities.

The Combined Meeting of TOSSM & APKASS 2020 will be held from 9th to 11th July 2020 at Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) Pattaya City, and will be a unique opportunity to gather together with likeminded friends to experience a tremendous scientific and cultural exchange as well as friendship opportunities to create strong academic and social ties within our community.

The city of Pattaya has dominated as a popular tourist destination, also ranked in the global top 20 destination cities. Besides being Thailand’s famous beach resort town, Pattaya is host to a beguiling range of attractions including anything from ancient Thai traditions to modern adventures. We hope you will join us in this wonderful city.  

I would like to warmly welcome our entire growing community to our congress in 2020 for what should be a wondrous event.


Prachan Banchasuek, M.D.

TOSSM President 2019-2020

Welcome message from TOSSM - APKASS 2020 Congress Chairman

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

Sawasdee krub, My warmest greetings!

On behalf of the organising committee of the TOSSM – APKASS 2020, I am delighted to invite you to participate in the congress in Pattaya, Thailand from 9 – 11 July 2020. The APKASS congress will be a 2-and-a-half-day scientific program covering all kinds of reconstruction of the joint in the body. Since the knowledge is expanding, we invite all leading surgeons in Asia pacific region plus invited guests from other continents around the world to join and share their expertise to lighten up the meeting. It will feature with plenary lectures, symposiums, workshops, lives surgery and paper presentation as well as commercial exhibitions and various social events.

Pattaya city is one of the tourist targets in Thailand. Everyone can enjoy beach activity, Thai culture and Thai food here. The conventional hall has been used for many international events. This will give you a good opportunity to experience Thai culture with relaxing and informative stay.


We are looking forward to seeing you in Pattaya.

Chanakarn Phornphutkul M.D.

TOSSM – APKASS 2020 Congress Chairman


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  January 31, 2020

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  March 31, 2020

  Early Registration Rate Ends

  April 30, 2020

  Refund Registration Deadline

  June 30,  2020

  Standard Registration Rate Ends

  July 1, 2020

  Onsite Registration Rate Begins

  April 30, 2020

  Hotel Reservation Deadline

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