2022 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.

2022 Travelling Fellows


Associate Consultant
Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery
Singapore General Hospital

Afsana HASAN

Orthopaedic Trainee
Royal Adelaide Hospital

Elaine I-Ning LO

Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon
Taipei Veterans General Hospital (Taitung Branch)

2022 Training Schedule

The Fellows were hosted by Jeff Ecker in Perth, Greg Bain in Adelaide, PC Ho in Hong Kong, T Nakamura in Tokyo and Andrew Chin in Singapore. The Fellows also attend the 8th APWA Annual Congress in Singapore.

2022 APWA Travelling Fellowship Training Schedule
LocationTraining PeriodTraining Centre
Perth, Australia19 – 25 March 2023Bethesda Hospital, Claremont
Adelaide, Australia30 April – 6 May 2023Flinders University
Tokyo, Japan7 – 13 May 2023International University of Health and Welfare
Hong Kong14 – 20 May 2023Prince of Wales Hospital – The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Singapore21 – 27 May 2023Singapore Centre
Singapore28 May – 3 June 20236th Singapore Wrist Course and
APWA 8th Annual Congress

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 2022 APWA Travelling Fellowship.

2023 APWA Travelling Fellowship

The 2023 Traveling Fellowship Programme is planned to be conducted in Fall 2023, please stay in APWA.