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Generally, a foreign citizen who wishes to enter the Kingdom of Thailand is required to obtain a visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or a Royal Thai Consulate-General. For more information, please see Summary of Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand at

To support for visa application, please kindly contact the Conference Secretariat to issue the official invitation letter from Host Organization.


The weather in Thailand is classified as hot and humid, with a long monsoon season. Thailand can be divided into three seasons: Summer (roughly March - May), the Rainy Season (roughly June - October) and Winter (roughly November – February).
Please visit Thailand Weather Report https://www.tmd.go.th/en/province.php?id=61 for more information.


While Thai language is the official language of Thailand, English language could also be considered as unofficial second language as it is commonly used in Bangkok and major tourist areas.

Ref: https://www.tourismthailand.org/About-Thailand/Language-Communication


Thailand has a tropical climate which is generally hot and humid. The weather in the month of the Conference is roughly around 26-33 degrees Celsius.


The currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht which comes in both coin and banknote forms. Please check daily exchange rate at www.bot.or.th


Thailand Standard time is GMT+7. Thailand does not observe daylight savings.


The standard voltage of power sockets in Thailand is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz, which is a voltage standard for UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa. Visitors from the U.S. and those not on the 220/50 V. should carry a plug-adapter kit.


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.