Some of the most difficult decisions we make as arthroplasty surgeons is how do we manage the patient with the infected hip or knee replacement. There is no one recipe that guarantees success in eliminating the micro-organism and then repatriating the patient back to a meaningful lifestyle in a short space of time. It is very important therefore to stay current with “best practice” in the management of periprosthetic joint infection and to that effect I am delighted to be welcoming Prof. Javad Parvizi back to the APAS faculty for our ASM in Bangkok. With our other APAS faculty members, many of your concerns will be addressed with evidence based recommendations and ultimately your patients will benefit.
The meeting held over 3 days will focus on many aspects of primary and revision surgery including traditional and new concept techniques and delivered in formats including ICLs, podium presentations, debates, case presentations with expert opinions and video technique vignettes. We have a very wide international faculty that will bring experience and new thoughts to the mix and joined by the well-respected local Thai faculty to blend information into a palatable and digestible formula that each delegate will benefit from. We hope the meal breaks and grand banquet will be just as good!
The scientific committee hopes many will join with our society and come and share in the feast of knowledge that will be made available. Furthermore, there will be free paper sessions for surgeon scientists to present their research and best paper awards will be made for the top 2 presenters.
The organising committee is already furiously planning the conference to ensure its smooth running with a cascade of social events available to compliment the excellent academic program being prepared.
I look forward to meeting with you all in Bangkok in September 2018.
A/Prof. Rami Sorial
Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society