35th ASM Welcome Message

Dear members, colleagues and friends from Singapore and around the world, it is my great honour and pleasure to invite all of you to the 35th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association, to be held from 10 to 13 October 2012 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Singapore. In addition to our esteemed members from the SOA, this year we are particularly happy to welcome all representatives and delegates from the ASEAN Arthroplasty Association, which will be combining their 6th ASEAN Arthroplasty Association Meeting with our ASM. 2012 is also a special year for Orthopaedic Surgery in Singapore: 60 years ago in 1952 the first University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery was established at the then Singapore Division of the University of Malaya (the Division later evolving into the National University of Singapore). As part of the celebration of 60 years of Orthopaedic Surgery as a distinct academic entity in Singapore, this year's ASM is deeply honoured to incorporate in its programme three distinguished Lectures: the N Balachandran Lecture, the R W H Pho Lecture, and the V K Pillay Lecture, under the auspices of the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University of Singapore. Other highlights and features of the programme will include the SOA Lecture and the Donald Gunn Lecture, as well as the Young Orthopaedic Investigator's Award (YOIA). Submission of free paper abstracts for presentation are warmly welcome, and details can be found in a separate section of this website.

My committee and I extend our warmest welcome to each and every one of you, and hope very much to see you for a time of learning, sharing, fellowship and celebration in sunny Singapore.

With best wishes,

Associate Professor Wilson Wang
Singapore Orthopaedic Association

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