04 December 2014

The AO Recon faculty and AO Delegation at ASIA 2014

The 2nd Annual Meeting of Arthroplasty Society in Asia with AO Recon

At the beginning of November 2014, the Arthroplasty Society in Asia (ASIA) held its second annual meeting in Seoul (KR) in collaboration with AO Recon. Two sessions about periprosthetic fractures and managing complications after hip and knee fractures took place under the AO Recon umbrella, each of them followed by paper presentations focusing on the same topics.

ASIA officers, long-time AO members and AO Recon speakers liaised to make this event possible and the faculty list substantiated this collaboration throughout the ASIA meeting agenda. Youn-Soo Park from Samsung Medical Center in Seoul (KR) participated in his dual capacity of AO Recon Education Delegation member and Secretary General of ASIA. Woo-Shin Cho and Jae-Suk Chang, both senior AO Faculty, moderated the AO Recon sessions with Norbert Haas (DE) and AO Foundation President Suthorn Bavonratanavech (TH). The three international AO Recon speakers and arthroplasty experts, Fares Haddad (UK), Michael Huo (US), and Bas Masri (CA) spoke at the AO Recon sessions, moderated the associated paper presentations, and held selected presentations during the other sessions. Youn-Soo Park and Myung-Chul Lee from Seoul National University Hospital (KR) represented Korea among the AO Recon arthroplasty experts.

The collaboration with AO Recon was emphasized throughout the meeting: Myung-Chul Yoo, President of ASIA, thanked AO Recon for the collaboration in his welcome and his gala speech, while the collaboration was praised in the gala keynotes speeches by Yan Wang (CN) and incoming ASIA president, S.K.S Marya (IN). Subsequently, AO Honorary Trustee Key-Yong Kim spoke about the AO Foundation's history.

The feedback collected for both the AO Recon sessions and the ASIA meeting as a whole, indicate that there is a high need for education in arthroplasty and the topics covered by AO Recon at this meeting. This was underlined by numerous discussions and meetings alongside the academic program, and by the invitation of the incoming president of ASIA, S.K.S. Marya to hold next year's ASIA meeting, once again in collaboration with AO Recon, in Delhi (IN).

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The collaboration between ASIA and AO Recon was visible everywhere, even on the lunch vouchers
Fares Haddad from London, UK, speaking about the Unified Classification System, for the development of which he had partnered with the AO Foundation
Michael Huo from Dallas, USA, talking about THA after failed fixation of hip fractures
Bas Masri from Vancouver, Canada, introducing TKA methods in patients with prior distal femoral fractures
SKS Marya engaging in the discussion after the AO Recon session
The speaker panel of the first AO Recon session answering questions from the incoming ASIA president
The speaker panel of the second AO Recon session engaged in discussions with the audience
Yan Wang, former president of COA and ASIA, mentioned and thanked AO Recon for the collaboration
Key-Yong Kim, AO Honorary Trustee, presenting the AO's history at the Gala Dinner
Norbert Haas with the ASIA President, Myung-Chul Yoo, at the Faculty Dinner

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