Professor Tomihisa Koshino, Yokohama City University in 2000, in pursuit of furthering scientific achievement and techniques in knee surgery into the 21st Century.
He served as inaugural congress president at the First Congress of the Asia Pacific Knee Society, combined with the 25th Congress of the Japanese Knee Society, at Toshi Center in Tokyo from 18-20 February, 2000.
His main aim for the congress was to provide a lot of meaningful opportunities for the surgeons from the Asia Pacific region to engage in deep face-to-face discussions of knee disorders and treatment. With more than 250 papers from 14 counties presented, the congress provided exciting sessions and exhibitions that were fruitful for all participants.Since then, the APKS congress has been held biennially in variety of Asia Pacific countries, hosted by prominent knee surgeons. Thanks to all the past presidents, organizers, delegates and participants, the APKS has become one of the international indices for knee surgeons in Asia. And the legacy continues.
Relationship with APOA Presidents
The APKS is a de facto knee section of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA). Therefore, the president of the APKS automatically becomes the de facto chairman of the APOA knee section.
2000-2002 Tomihisa Koshino Japan 1st Congress of APKS, Tokyo (Japan) in 2000
2002-2004 Hwa-Chang Liu Taiwan 2nd Congress of APKS, Taipei (Taiwan) in 2002
2004-2006 Mahmut Nedim Doral Turkey 3rd Congress of APKS, Istanbul (Turkey) in 2004
2006-2008 Dae Kyung Bae Korea 4th Congress of APKS, Seoul (Korea) in 2006
2008-2010 Fachry Ambia Tandjung Indonesia 5th Congress of APKS, Bali (Indonesia) in 2008
2010-2012 Chyun- Yu Yang Taiwan 6th Congress of APKS, Taipei (Taiwan) in 2010
2012-2014 Ashok Johari India 7th Congress of APKS, New Delhi (India) in 2012
2014-2016 Aree Tanavalee Thailand 8th Congress of APKS, Phuket (Thailand) in 2014
2016-2018 Tomoyuki Saito Japan 9th Congress of APKS, Yokohama (Japan) in 2016
President-Elect Future Congresses
2018-2019 Eun Kyoo Song Korea 10th Congress of APKS, Gwangju (Korea) in 2018
2019-2021 Nicolaas Budhiparama Indonesia 11th Congress of APKS, Indonesia in 2019