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
|8||Kwok-Chuen Wong||Hong Kong|
|9||Shekhar M Kumta||Hong Kong|
|10||Shudhir K Kapoor||India|
|12||Mayil Vahanan Natarajan||India|
|13||Errol Untung Hutagalung||Indonesia|
|23||Vivek Ajit Singh||Malaysia|
|29||Syed Md. Awais||Pakistan|
|36||S Siritharan||Sri Lanka|
|38||Wei Ming Chen||Taiwan|
|45||Le Chi Dung||Vietnam|