The Asia Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (APMSTS) is an international multidisciplinary society which encompasses specialists, practitioners and allied health workers in the field of musculoskeletal oncology in the Asia Pacific region with a mission to bring quality care for the patients with bone and soft tissue tumors.

The 7th International Symposium of Limb Salvage Surgeons (ISOLS) meeting in August 1993 in Singapore hosted by then President of ISOLS, Professor Robert WH Pho marks the beginning of APMSTS. After conceptual discussion, the principle need for a similar organization based in the Asia Pacific region was broached. It was decided to form an APMSTS society with an aim to promote basic and clinical research, to promulgate knowledge in order to provide a common high standard of musculoskeletal oncology and to promote mutual collaboration between different specialists and institutes involved in treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors.

The first meeting of APMSTS was held on July 12-13, 1995 at Tokyo, Japan. This took place under the presidentship of Professor Yoshio Ogihara from Mie University. Since then the meeting has been held every 2 years in various countries across the Asia Pacific region.

Jaipur, India plays host to 12th Asia Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Meeting from 04 Oct to 07 Oct 2018 with the theme of “Education-Collaboration-Innovation”. This meeting is co-hosted by the Indian Musculo Skeletal Oncology Society (IMSOS). Prof. Ajay Puri is the current President of both, APMSTS and IMSOS and the meeting is being conducted under his stewardship.

To honour the founding president of the APMSTS the “Prof. Yoshio Ogihara oration” which will be delivered by the immediate past president of APMSTS is being instituted during this meeting.

Advisory Board Members of the APMSTS

Name Country
1 Ian Dickinson Australia
2 Luke Johnson Australia
3 Peter Choong Australia
4 Amjad Hossain Bangladesh
5 Xiaodong Tang China
6 Wei Guo China
7 Xiao-Hui Niu China
8 Kwok-Chuen Wong Hong Kong
9 Shekhar M Kumta Hong Kong
10 Shudhir K Kapoor India
11 Ajay Puri India
12 Mayil Vahanan Natarajan India
13 Errol Untung Hutagalung Indonesia
14 Ferdiansyah Mahyudin Indonesia
15 Hiroyuki Tsuchiya Japan
16 Takafumi Ueda Japan
17 Toshifumi Ozaki Japan
18 Shehadeh Ahmad Jordon
19 Chung-Soo Han Korea
20 Kyoo-Ho Shin Korea
21 Yong-Koo Kang Korea
22 Vivek Ajit Singh Malaysia
23 Wan Faisham Malaysia
24 Zulmi Wan Malaysia
25 A Bajracharya Nepal
26 Masood Umer Pakistan
27 Naseer Akhtar Pakistan
28 Syed Md. Awais Pakistan
29 Cesar Dimayuga Philippines
30 Edward Wang Philippines
31 Rafael Claudio Philippines
32 Robert Pho Singapore
33 Suresh Nathan Singapore
34 Gurpal Singh Singapore
35 S Siritharan Sri Lanka
36 Rong-Sen Yang Taiwan
37 Wei Ming Chen Taiwan
38 Apicat Asavamongkolkul Thailand
39 Piya Kiatisevi Thailand
40 Thipachart Punyaratabandhu Thailand
41 Dundar Sabah Turkey
42 Harzem Ozger Turkey
43 Kececi Burcin Turkey
44 Le Chi Dung Vietnam