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AO Spine East Asia
AO Spine East Asia Council Newsletter
Issue 2, December 2020

Welcome message

Welcome to this edition of the AO SEA newsletter. It gives me great pleasure to reach out to all members of the AO SEA region as we continue to persevere during the COVID pandemic.

We have recorded an 8% increase in our regional membership count with the number of members increasing from 309 in December 2019 to 335 in October 2020. We thank all the members for their continuous support to the society. To add value to their membership, the society has introduced various educational initiatives that include the recently launched AO SEA CaseChat forum as well as numerous webinars to keep everyone abreast with the latest development in spine surgery.

We have witnessed the enthusiasm of all members and experts in the cases that were presented and discussed in the CaseChat forum. The webinar sessions were also very well attended. With continued travel restriction, we applaud everyone’s contribution towards continuous learning and teaching which is one of the main thrust of the society.

We hope you will enjoy the articles and content in this newsletter. We look forward to any suggestions from all of you on how we can improve our society. Lastly, do take care and stay healthy.
Chan Yin Wei Chris
Community Development Officer
AO Spine East Asia Council

Chris Chan

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AO Spine East Asia Council New Officers
Education (Ortho) Officer
Uei-Chyi Chuah
Education (Neuro) Officer
Chiung Chyi Shen
Community Development Officer
Chris Chan
Spine Centers & Fellowships Officer
Paul Koljonen
Hong Kong

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AO Spine Case-based 3D Bone Model Online Course—Spinal Deformity | Oct 14, 2020

  • Deformity focused case-based education
  • Utilizing high resolution bone models of real pathologies
  • Brings you an entirely new online education of teaching and learning hand skills right at your door step
  • Featuring innovative technologies and medical devices
  • Live broadcasting presentation with captivating audio visual effect

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The first-ever AO Spine Asia Pacific Virtual Conference

In June 2020, AO Spine Asia Pacific organized an engaging two-day spine conference with 6 sub-specialty sessions. The first-ever AO Spine Asia Pacific Virtual Conference focused on cutting-edge academic topics.
36 moderators and faculty members from 10 countries shared their expertise with 194 paid participants from 40 countries around the world, and we are delighted to report that—despite the very quick planning and turnaround time—it turned out to be a huge success with almost all participants (97.8%) saying they would attend again!
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AO SEA CaseChat

Ongoing discussion on different cases has been started. Take the chance to seek for advices on different surgical cases from AO SEA Mentor Faculty team!
Click here to join!
Mentor Faculty Team

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Expert Meets Master (EMM) -
AO SAP Sub-Specialty Visitation Program

A NEW program especially designed for senior practising spine surgeons with 10 years or above experiences to update his/her skill set in general or sub-specialty spinal care by making a short-term visitation to a centre of excellence in the sub-specialty of his/her choice.

Application for 2021-2022 program has been closed, it is glad to announce that more than 28 applications were received for the first series!

The sub-specialties selected for the year 2021-2022:
1. Cervical spine
2. Endoscopic spine surgery
3. Adult spinal deformity

Please stay tuned for the next series!

Details of program ›


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