2018 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.

2018 Travelling Fellows

Zhi-xin WANG

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



Ziyang ZHANG

Associate Senior Surgeon
Department of Orthopaedics
Tongji Hospital
Wuhan, Hubei, China


Department of Hand Surgery
Qilu Hospital of Shandong University
Jinan, Shandong, China

2018 Training Schedule

The Fellows were hosted by Greg Bain in Adelaide, PC Ho in Hong Kong, Toshiyasu Nakamura and Keiji Fujio in Tokyo and Osaka. The Fellows also attend the 4th APWA Annual Congress in Japan.

2018 APWA Travelling Fellowship Training Schedule
CountryTraining PeriodTraining CentreSupervisor
Adelaide, Australia24 – 26 October 2018Flinders UniversityGregory Ian BAIN
Hong Kong SAR, China29 October – 2 November 2018Prince of Wales Hospital –
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Pak-cheong HO
Tokyo, Japan5 – 6 November 2018International University of Health and WelfareToshiyasu NAKAMURA
Osaka, Japan7 – 9 November 2018Kansai Electric Power HospitalKeiji FUJIO
Narita, Japan10 – 11 November 20184th APWA Annual CongressWing-lim TSE

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

Responsibilities of Successful Applicants

  • Attend all the activities arranged by the supervisors of different centers
  • Submit abstract and provide at least one oral presentation of their travelling experience in the annual APWA congress
  • Submit a written report on the travelling experience

Educational Grant

We are most grateful for grant that we have received from Arthrex, to continue support the 2018 APWA Travelling Fellowship.

2019 APWA Travelling Fellowship

2019 APWA Travelling Fellowship application is opened and the deadline is 31 August 2019.

Details information. please visit: https://apwa.asia/2019-apwa-traveling-fellowship-program/