Welcome message from TOSSM 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 30 September- 2 October 2021 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 2021 for what should be a wondrous event.


Prachan Banchasuek, M.D.

TOSSM President 2019-2020

Welcome message from APKASS President and 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  30 September- 2 October 2021. 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.

APKASS President and Congress Chairman


  May 31, 2021

  Deadline for abstract submission

  June 30, 2021

  Early Registration Rate Ends

  July 9, 2021

  Refund Registration Deadline

  September 6,  2021

  Standard Registration Rate Ends

  September 7, 2021

  Onsite Registration Rate Begins

Precongress - December 2, 2020


As a consequence of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its uncertainty, the TOSSM-APKASS 2020 Congress is postponed to 30 September- 2 October 2021 in Pattaya, Thailand.


The difficult decision to move the date of the congress has been made by our team in order to protect the health and well being of all of our participants, partners, faculty, and staff. It is also based on current WHO advice and local government advice regarding travel and social distancing. The new dates for the Congress will be from 30 September- 2 October 2021, with the Pre-congress on 29 September 2021. The Congress website will be updated to reflect the rescheduled dates.


If you are a registered participant, have already booked a hotel room through our hotel registration service, are a faculty member, are an abstract submitter, or are an exhibitor/sponsor, we will be communicating with you directly as soon as possible.

Due to newly moved conference date, fully paid registrant who is unable to attend has the right for either option;
1. Transfer the registration to another colleague (free of charge) by email: [email protected]
2. Refund: see registration Cancellations & Refunds policy  HERE


In addition, we would also like to extend our sympathy and solidarity with those of you that have been severely affected by this COVID-19 crisis. We have utmost admiration in the work of all of our worldwide colleagues and friends who are working at the front lines in response to this pandemic and hope you all stay safe.


We look forward to the situation stabilizing and seeing you in Pattaya on 30 September- 2 October 2021.