2019 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.

2019 Travelling Fellows

Jayalathge Dona Melanie Samanthi AMARASOORIYA

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Visiting Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery
Diyatalawa Base Hospital
University of Colombo
Sri Lanka


Jikang PARK

Clinical Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chungbuk National University Hospital
Republic of Korea



Associate Professor and Associate Chief Physician
Department of Hand Surgery
Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University
Jiangsu, China

2019 Training Schedule

The Fellows were hosted by PC Ho in Hong Kong, SL Chen in Beijing, T Nakamura and K Fujio in Tokyo and Osaka and JY Lee, MJ Park, JW Park in Seoul. The Fellows also attend the 5th APWA Annual Congress in South Korea.

2019 APWA Travelling Fellowship Training Schedule
CentreTraining PeriodTraining CentreSupervisor
Hong Kong SAR, China21 – 24 October 2019Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong KongPak-Cheong HO
Beijing, China25 – 26 October 2019Beijing International Wrist Forum and Arthroscopy Workshop, Beijing, ChinaShanlin CHEN
Tokyo & Osaka, Japan28 – 30 October 2019

31 October – 1 November 2019

Kansai Electric Power Hospital, Osaka, Japan

International University of Health and Welfare, Tokyo


Toshiyasu NAKAMURA

Seoul, South Korea4 – 6 November 2019Samsung Medical Center

Korea University Anam Hospital

Eunpyeong St. Mart’s Hospital

Joo Yup LEE

Min Jong PARK

Jong Woong PARK

Seoul, South Korea7 – 9 November 20195th Annual APWA Congress, Seoul, Korea
Cadaveric workshop
Wing-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 2019 APWA Travelling Fellowship.

2020 & 2021 APWA Travelling Fellowship

The 2020 and 2021 APWA Travelling Fellowship is suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic.