New Year’s Greetings from the President
Dear members of APWA,
New Year is approaching, while New Year brings us new hope.
If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Although the Covid-19 epidemic has not yet passed over, it is almost certainly in its end. I hope you will continue to stand up to it in the final moments of this epidemic.
In the past three years, APWA 2020 has been changed to a webinar, while hybrid has been adopted for 2021 Shanghai APWA congress and 2022 Pune APWA congress. For 2023, our Association is already organizing the on-site APWA congress, which is jointly organized with the annual meeting of APFSSH in late May 2023 in Singapore (https://apfssh2023.org/). It is bound to be a grand event. We hope you can follow this event and register early, so as not to miss the first big gathering of APWA members after the epidemic.
On behalf of APWA, I would like to express our hope for your happiness and good health throughout the New Year!
The President of the APWA 2021-2023
Joo Yup Lee
The Secretary General of the APWA 2019-2023
Dear all the APWA members and wrist lovers,
Firstly, I would like to express my excited feeling that it is my great honor to be nominated by the founder PC Ho and all the committee as the fourth president of APWA.
In the past two years, the past president Toshiyasu Nakamura, secretary Joo-yup Lee and all the board members have made lots of efforts in organizing the online courses and activities, which is indispensable to keep our organization moving forward. Thank you all!
The 6th APWA Congress and 10 Years Anniversary of Shanghai Huashan – CUHK Wrist Arthroscopy Course have just been hold in Shanghai Dec. 3rd-4th 2021. Thanks for the great and kind supports from all the APWA members! The lecture videos, which have been one of the most important parts to make the 2021 Shanghai APWA colorful, forming an academic feast to the wrist lover all over the world.
Due to the epidemic, the 10th anniversary of the wrist arthroscopy class originally scheduled for 2020 had been postponed one year; Due to the epidemic, international and most domestic friends and colleagues could not come to Shanghai to meet together;
Due to the epidemic also, the delayed 10th anniversary was combined with the 2021 Shanghai Asia Pacific Wrist Association Annual Congress; Due to the epidemic also, we had the opportunity to create this unique change-over ceremony across time and space.
After I completed my term as the 2nd IWAS president, I received the APWA president’s medal from Dr. Toshiyasu Nakamura from Tokyo.
I would unite these two international renowned associations, and work together with wrist lovers all over the world, to make further achievements in the field of wrist surgery.
It is a great honor to be officially inaugurated as 4th APWA President.
APWA was found in Hong-Kong in 2015. Since then, six years have already passed. The first president of APWA was PC, followed by the Professor Greg Bain as the 2nd president, then, Toshiyasu Nakamura as the 3rd president of the association. APWA has brought together wrist experts from the Asia-Pacific region, promoted the development of wrist arthroscopy technology in this region, and has a strong international influence now. All these achievements could not have been achieved without the tremendous efforts of our founder PC Ho, the presidium members Greg Bain, Toshiyasu Nakamura and all the committee members.
During my presidency, I will do further promotion for APWA, especially in Mainland China. As the president of the CSSH (Chinese society for surgery of the hand), I have already established the Wrist arthroscopy sub-committee in CSSH, which would be a strong support for APWA.
Thanks for the trust of wrist experts all over the world! It’s my great pleasure to serve the society. Please feel free to contact me if you have any advises about APWA.
all the best wishes,
Wen-Dong Xu M.D. & Ph.D.
Professor of Hand Surgery
Vice-President of Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
President of CSSH
President of APWA
Past-President of IWAS
E-mail: [email protected]