Written by Dr. Jirawat KiertiburanakulExecutive Committee Member of the Thai Association of Orthodontists 2020… What a year it has been! The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll all over the world. People from all walks of lives have been affected, while everyone has had to follow the “social distancing” measures. Flights have
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A Message from the President
Dear colleagues and friends of Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society (APOS),
2019 was indeed a successful and productive year for the APOS. The new APOS website was launched and allowed a delineation from our APOS journal's website. The separation but connection by hyperlink of the two websites will benefit both the society and the journal, making it more efficient, professional and influential. The APFORE bank account started operation and we have since received contributions and donations from our affiliate members and individuals. This is an important progress in our work for the Foundation.
As the president of the APOS, I have received many invitations to attend Annual Meetings from our affiliate members. I am pleased to be able to travel to many of these countries and I would like to express my gratitude to the hosts and hostesses for their considerate arrangements to make my trips to their home countries very comfortable and memorable. The annual meetings have certainly become more and more influential around the world, not only increasing in size of the attendees and exhibitors, but the lectures have been delivered by world-renowned speakers. I would like to congratulate the working committees of these meetings and recognise their invaluable contribution to the development of orthodontics in both their home country and in Asia Pacific.
As a World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) executive committee member, I have received strong support from several affiliate members of our APOS in the re-nomination of myself to be the WFO EC member for the second term (2020-2025). I am very grateful for their invaluable support and will continue to do my best to promote the advancement of orthodontics and the development of our community, representing Central & East Asia.
Lastly, I would like to thank everyone for your hard work during the past year to make 2019 a fruitful year for the APOS. I would like to wish all my colleagues and friends the very best for 2020 and I look forward to seeing you all in Yokohama in October, 2020.
Dr Zhou Yanheng
Written by Dr. Roberto TanSecretary General The gravity of the effect of the COVID-19 has taken us all by surprise. As early as the 13th of February 2020, the 12th Asian Pacific Orthodontic Conference (joint with the 9th IOC and the 79th JOS Annual Meeting) activities and events were all set and the provisional schedule of
The 9th SLOC was held at Hotel Galadari, Colombo on 22nd – 23rd of February 2020.The theme of the conference was “Enhancing Dentofacial Aesthetics and Function’. The conference kicked off by welcoming the chief guest, Dr Anil Jasinghe, Director General of Health Services (Sri Lanka) and Dr Mithran Goonewardene, Discipline Head & Program Convenor, Orthodontics (University of Western Australia) as the guest of honour.
The World Federation of Orthodontists, WFO will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year and the celebrations will begin on World Orthodontic Health Day (15th May 2020) and continue through to the Opening Ceremonies of the 9th International Orthodontic Conference (4th – 6th October 2020) in Yokohama, Japan.
Taiwan Association of Orthodontists (TAO)’s 2019 Annual Meeting was hosted in Fullon Hotel LihPao Land, Taichung. The theme for the meeting was “Innovation and Beyond ” and the scientific program included a variety of renowned international lecturers