ThaAO Conference 2019 Report
Written by Dr Jirawat Kiertiburanakul
Executive Committee Member, APOS
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. In total, we hosted about four hundred local and international delegates which included dentists, orthodontists and trade exhibitors.
Professor Yanheng Zhao, the President of APOS attended the event to honour Dr Somchai Satravaha’s achievements as she was presented with the World Federation of Orthodontists Regional Award of Merit. This was definitely a highlight of our conference.
The very special “Postgraduate Night” was held for the first time in several years to foster good relationships and camaraderie among the postgraduate orthodontic students, their lecturers and the ThaAO’s Executive Committee members. This enjoyable night was organized by Khon Kaen University’s Orthodontic Department and was sponsored by the Thai Association of Orthodontists. Following on from the success of the night, we are expecting this event to be organised annually. In 2020, the next “Postgraduate Night” will be organised by the postgraduate students from Naresuan University, Thailand.
The ThaAO Conference of 2019 was a success and we look forward to welcoming local and overseas guests for our next conference in 2020!