2017 APWA Travelling Fellowship Programme Report

Prepared by Dr. Wing-lim TSE, Chairman of APWA Travelling Fellowship Committee

Aim of the Program

The APWA Traveling Fellowship Program is aimed to be an international collaboration that will enhance training and exchange of knowledge and skills in wrist surgery.

2017 Travelling Fellows

Howard Huawei YIN

Dept. of Hand Surgery,
Huashan Hospital, Fudan University
Shanghai, China

Joo-yup LEE

Hand and Upper Extremity Center
St. Vincent’s Hospital
South Korea


Associated Consultant
Department of Hand Surgery
Beijing Ji Shui Tan Hospital
4th Affiliated Hospital of Beijing University
Beijing, China

2017 Training Schedule

The Fellows were hosted by Prof PC Ho in Hong Kong, Toshiyasu Nakamura and Keiji Fujio in Japan and Greg Bain in Adelaide. The Fellows also attend the 3rd Academic cadaveric Course and Congress.

2017 APWA Travelling Fellowship Training Schedule
CountryTraining PeriodTraining CentreSupervisor
Hong Kong SAR, ChinaSeptember17 – 23, 2017Prince of Wales Hospital – The Chinese University of Hong KongPak-cheong HO
Tokyo, JapanSeptember 24 – 25, 2017International University of Health and Welfare/Keio UniversityToshiyasu NAKAMURA
Osaka, JapanSeptember 27 – 28, 2018Kansai Electric Power HospitalKeiji FUJIO
Adelaide, AustraliaOctober 1 – 5, 2017Flinders UniversityGregory Ian BAIN
Adelaide, AustraliaOctober 6 – 8, 20183rd APWA Annual CongressGregory Ian BAIN

Target Applicants

  • Surgeons interested in wrist surgery and research and are willing to fulfill the responsibilities of this program.

Recruitment Criteria for Applicants

  • Active FULL Member of APWA
  • No age limitation but young surgeons are encouraged
  • Practising surgeons in Orthopaedics, Plastic or Hand Surgeries
  • Recommendation letters of 2 referees with at least ONE being Full Member of APWA
  • Provide an abstract of an academic paper that you would present at the APWA meeting in Adelaide

Responsibilities of Successful Applicants

  • Attend all the activities arranged by the supervisors of different centers
  • Provide an oral presentation of their travelling experience in the upcoming APWA congress in Adelaide 6-8 Oct 2017
  • Submit abstract and provide at least one academic presentation at the Adelaide APWA meeting
  • Submit a written report on the travelling experience before 31 Dec 2017

Educational Grant

We are most grateful for grant that we have received from Arthrex, to support the 2017 APWA Travelling Fellowship.

2018 APWA Travelling Fellowship

2018 APWA Travelling Fellowship applications is opened and deadline is September 5, 2018.

Details information. please visit: http://apwa.asia/2018-apwa-traveling-fellowship-program/