APSS-APPOS 2021 [13th Combined Meeting of Asia Pacific Spine Society & Asia Pacific Paediatric Orthopaedic Society] / APSS - APPOS 2021 will be held as a hybrid meeting. Participants will be able to attend the meeting either on-site or online.

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Access the Virtual Meeting

Please visit "APSS-APPOS 2021 Virtual Meeting" page to find steps.

Please note, you must complete your registration and payment to be able to access the virtual meeting. To complete your registration and payment, please visit the Registration page.

Best Paper Awards

The Organizing Committee of APSS-APPOS 2021 will be presenting “Best Paper Awards” at this year’s meeting. The awards will recognize outstanding papers in basic and clinical research in the fields of spine and paediatric orthopaedics. You can view nominees’ presentation data on the “Virtual Meeting” page from June 10, 2021. Winners of the awards will be announced on the congress website during the congress period.

Browsers to View Sessions Online

Recommended browsers

Latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge.

Google Chrome 85.0 or later
Mozilla Firefox 81.0 or later
Microsoft Edge 85.0 or later
Apple Safari 14.0 or later
* Internet Explorer (IE) is a non-compliant browser for viewing presentation videos.
Please use one of the above recommended browsers.


Certificate of Attendance will be available from June 10, 2021 on your registration page
Certificate of Presentation will be available for first author and co-author(s) who completed congress registration.
If you wish to have the certificate of presentation(s), please let us know via e-mail (apps-appos2021@congre.co.jp), by June 30, 2021.
The certificate will be sent to you after the meeting ends, sometime in early July.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to the Congress Secretariat at apss-appos2021-reg@congre.co.jp.

Cancellation requests received by May 13 (Thu), 2021 50% refund
Cancellation requests received from May 14 (Fri), 2021 No refunds will be made

Congress Period

Live-stream June 10 (Thu.) - 12 (Sat.) (JST)
On-demand June 10 (Thu.) - 30 (Wed.) (JST)

Please check the Scientific Program page to see program details.


In order to complete your registration, all required fields must be filled.
If your membership number is not properly entered, you will receive a request from the Congress Secretariat to enter it correctly. If we are not able to confirm the correction, we may cancel your registration and delete your data from our registration records.
The e-mail address you submitted will be used to provide you with information on how to access the APSS-APPOS 2021 Meeting immediately prior to the conference.
It is strictly prohibited to share IDs and/or Passwords with others. Passwords will only be valid on one device at a time. If unauthorized access is detected, the ID & Password which were used for the unauthorized access may be rendered invalid for the rest of the congress.

Discussion (Q&A)

Live-stream Session

Questions will only be accepted through the Zoom "Q&A" function during the session. To ask the moderators/speakers your questions, please click the Zoom "Q&A" button. Depending on the remaining session time, moderators/speakers may not be able to answer your questions.

On-demand Session

Q&A for Free Papers will only be available on-demand from June 10 (Thu.) - June 17 (Thu.) on the “Virtual Meeting” page. To ask questions, please click the “Q&A” button on the “Virtual Meeting” page.

Devices to Access the Virtual Meeting

The virtual meeting can be accessed on most mobile devices* (including tablets and smartphones). However, for the best performance and experience, we strongly recommend using a desktop computer or laptop with a hardline internet connection. Please note that it is not possible to use your ID & Password simultaneously on multiple devices.

* The virtual meeting cannot be accessed on traditional flip phones.


Exhibition on-site

Location: Lobby, 5F, Kobe International Conference Center


  • June 10 (Tue.) 10:00 - 18:00
  • June 11 (Fri.) 8:45 - 18:00
  • June 12 (Sat.) 8:45 - 15:15

Virtual Exhibition

The virtual exhibition will be available where you will be able to explore products at any time and from anywhere during the meeting period.

Information for Speakers & Moderators

Please check the Information for Speakers & Moderators page to see details.

Information for Participants

Please visit "APSS-APPOS 2021 Virtual Meeting" page to find out details.

Important Regulations

Recording videos, recording audio, taking photos (including screen shots), and downloading any of the presentation data (including slides, images, videos, posters) and abstracts for the 13th Combined Meeting of Asia Pacific Spine Society & Asia Pacific Paediatric Orthopaedic Society are strictly prohibited.

Live-stream Sessions and On-demand Sessions

Live-Stream Only

Opening Remarks, Sponsored Seminars, Closing Remarks


Sessions below will be available on-demand the day after being live-streamed.

Plenary Lectures, Symposia, Meet the Master, APSS Scoliosis Focus Group+JSS Joint Symposium, Video on Key Surgical Techniques, Best Paper
Plenary Lectures, Symposia, APPOS-JPHS Combined Symposium

On-demand only

Sessions below will be available from June 10 (Thu.) - June 30 (Wed.), 2021 (JST/GMT+9)

APSS Fellowship Session, Free Paper Presentations
Video Session, Free Paper Presentations

Program Details

Session details, including speakers’ information, can be found on the Scientific Program page.
You can check which sessions are Live-stream/On-demand or On-demand only.


Message to all APSS-APPOS 2021 International Attendees:

The Organizing Committee of APSS-APPOS 2021 has decided to ask all attendees located outside of Japan to only participate online (not onsite) for the upcoming APSS-APPOS 2021 meeting, since the number of COVID-19 cases in Kobe, Japan remains unpredictable, and the current policy of restricting entry of foreign visitors by the Government of Japan is so strict for us to welcome overseas attendees in-person. Thus, while disappointing, given the current pandemic circumstances and our wish to keep all attendees safe, please kindly understand our decision.

In order to participate in our hybrid meeting, you must complete your registration and payment.

Registration period

  • Early Registration: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021
    Extended to Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Standard Registration: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - Wednesday, May 26, 2021
  • On-site & Post Congress Registration: Wednesday, June 9 - Tuesday, June 29, 2021  Closed


Registration Payment Receipt available on your registration page

Streaming Service

We will be using Zoom / Vimeo to deliver the meeting online. Some countries/areas may restrict the use of these online platforms. If participating from one of these countries/areas, please explore ways in which you are able to use the Zoom / Vimeo online platforms (such as a VPN). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Time Zone

Live-stream sessions will be broadcast according to Japan Standard Time.
Please check when Live-stream sessions will be broadcast in your local time by clicking

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