AO Spine Asia Pacific
Education Overview 2020

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AO Spine Asia Pacific

Education Committee 2020

The mission of AO Spine is to be the leading global academic community for innovative education and research in spine care, inspiring lifelong learning and improving patients’ lives.

Joint Committee Meeting

January 11, 2020 | Chengdu, China

Yoshiharu Kawaguchi

Chairperson

Education (Ortho) Committee

A look back at 2020

We have very difficult time in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. At first, I would like to express my sympathy to the sacrificed people in the world. We all understand that education is one of the important projects in AO Spine. Even under the difficult situation, we have tried to be very active for education. We had 90 events by the 415 faculty members in AO Spine Asia Pacific in 2020. There were 17,071 participants in total. I am really proud of our activities. In Asia Pacific region, we are diverse in culture and language as well as medical levels, however, our goal is the same that our activities are for patient’s happiness. We try to bottom up our medical levels and also learn current knowledge. New normal has begun. The activity is mainly based on ONED–online education. This includes, in-League, Case-Based 3D Bone Model Webinar, Inter-Fellow Webinar, Council Webinar and Hangout of the Week. Hopefully, in next year we will still promote our new projects for education in AO Spine Asia Pacific. Education Committee of AO Spine Asia Pacific plans to have regional courses throughout the Asian countries. On site meetings will start again. Our education contents are getting much closer to your needs and interests in your daily practice. We should be still active in next year.

AO Spine Asia Pacific
Education Committee (Ortho)

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Education (Ortho) Chairperson
Yoshiharu Kawaguchi
University of Toyama
Toyama, Japan
Aug 01, 2019 – Jun 30, 2022
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Education (Ortho) Officer
Brian Hsu
Westmead Kid Hospital
Baulkham Hills Bc, Australia
Jun 01, 2019 – May 31, 2022
Weishi-Li
Education (Ortho) Officer
Weishi Li
Peking University Third Hospital
Beijing, China
Sep 01, 2019 – Aug 31, 2022
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Education (Ortho) Officer
Mohd Hisam Muhamad Ariffin
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nov 01, 2017 – Oct 31, 2020
Education-Ortho-Rupinder-Pal-Singh-Chahal
Education (Ortho) Officer
Rupinder Chahal
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
New Delhi, India
Oct 01, 2018 – Sep 30, 2021
Education-Ortho-Tokumi-Kanemura
Education (Ortho) Officer
Tokumi Kanemura
Konan Kosei Hospital
Aichi, Japan
Jan 01, 2019 – Dec 31, 2021
Jae-Chul-Lee
Education (Ortho) Officer
Jae Chul Lee
Soonchunhyang University Hospital
Seoul, South Korea
Nov 01, 2018 – Oct 31, 2021

Welcome Onboard—Our New Officer

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Education (Ortho) Officer
Uei-Chyi Chuah
Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu Hospital
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Nov 01, 2020 – Oct 31, 2023

Dong Kyu Chin

Chairperson

Education (Neuro) Committee

A look back at 2020

The year 2020 was a very difficult year to the whole world. Face-to-face scientific meeting was not possible and events were gradually cancelled due to COVID-19. In the early 2020, we noticed that the situation was not getting better, the AO SAP Regional Board decided to convert our events from physical to digital platform. In April 2020, the Education Committee has established the ONED Strategy, a series of online activities were carried out for our members and associates.

Many thanks to 6 Country Councils of their devoted contribution, I proudly announce that AO SAP has accomplished 75 online activities in 2020! Numerous programs were also introduced at regional level, such as in-League, a monthly webinar program privileges to members only. 12 focused topics were discussed and more than 2,800 registrations were recorded throughout the year.  

The first AO Spine Asia Pacific Virtual Conference held in June is our biggest highlight in 2020. It is probably the most innovative and interactive online educational event in the history of AO SAP, and we have received many positive feedbacks from attendees, moderators and faculty.

Although the annual Advanced Level Anatomic Regional Course was cancelled due to pandemic, we have presented the Case-based 3D Bone Model Online Course to fulfil the learning needs of our members. The first course in the theme of Deformity was held on October 14, 2020, it was composed of online case presentations and live surgical demonstration using 3D bone model. A small group of participants from China and Malaysia were participated in the hands-on session to practice surgical skills with the masters.

Foreseeing similar situation in 2021 and riding on the innovations from last year’s online education experiences, I would like to conduce more interactive, collaborative and fruitful educational events in the near future for our community. We are planning to continue the monthly in-League, 4 times of Case-based 3D Bone Model Online Courses and hosting the 2nd AO SAP Virtual Conference. There might be more challenges coming ahead, we will do our best to develop a holistic and innovative education program for the future generation.

AO Spine Asia Pacific
Education Committee (Neuro)

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Education (Neuro) Chairperson
Dong Kyu Chin
Yonsei University
Gangnam Severance Hospital
Seoul, South Korea
Aug 01, 2019 – Jun 30, 2022
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Education (Neuro) Officer
Rajesh Reddy
Prince of Wales Public & Private Hospitals
Randwick, Australia
Jun 01, 2019 – May 31, 2022
Fengzeng-Jian
Education (Neuro) Officer
Fengzeng Jian
Beijing Xuanwu Hospital
Capital Medical University
Beijing, China
Jan 01, 2018 – Dec 31, 2020
WATTANA-MAHATTANAKUL
Education (Neuro) Officer
Wattana Mahattanakul
Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
Bangkok, Thailand
Nov 01, 2017 – Oct 31, 2020
Education-Ortho-Sumit-Sinha
Education (Neuro) Officer
Sumit Sinha
Paras Hospital
New Delhi, India
Oct 01, 2018 – Sep 30, 2021
Toshiyuki-Takahashi-480
Education (Neuro) Officer
Toshiyuki Takahashi
Fujieda Heisei Memorial Hospital
Shizuoka, Japan
Oct 01, 2017 – Sep 30, 2020
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Education (Neuro) Officer
Jung Kil Lee
Chonnam National University Hospital
Gwangju, South Korea
Sep 01, 2019 – Aug 31, 2022

Welcome Onboard—Our New Officers

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Education (Neuro) Officer
Chiung Chyi Shen
Taichung Veterans General Hospital
Taichung, Taiwan
Nov 01, 2020 – Oct 31, 2023
Toshihiro-Takami-480
Education (Neuro) Officer
Toshihiro Takami
Osaka Medical College
Osaka, Japan
Oct 01, 2020 – Sep 30, 2023

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