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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
The conference, with the theme of ’60 Years and Beyond: Innovation & Creativity ‘, is the largest ever conference for KAO, with a total of 3236 attendee, including 417 foreign registrants from 45 countries.
Preparations are now in full swing for the 9th IOC to be held in Yokohama, Japan in 2020. The 9th IOC will be held jointly with the 12th Asian Pacific Orthodontic Conference (APOC) and the 79th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Orthodontic Society (JOS).
The Indonesian Association of Orthodontists (IAO) held its 14th annual conference on the 22nd to 24th August 2019 at the Shangri-La Hotel, in Surabaya.“Digital Orthodontics: An Approach to Enhance the Quality of Orthodontic Treatment”was selected as the theme for this year’s conferenceand the meeting brought together more than 850 local and international participants.
The Thai Association of Orthodontics (ThaAO) Conference 2019 was held on 11th and 12th of July 2019 at Centara Grand Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of the conference was “Development of Expertise In Orthodontics” and Proffesor Rolf G Behrents was our keynote speaker.