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.


On behalf of the Asia Pacific Spine Society (APSS) & Asia Pacific Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (APPOS), it is our distinct pleasure and honor to invite you to the 13th Combined Meeting of APSS-APPOS which will be held from June 9th to 12th, 2021 at the Kobe International Conference Center in Kobe, Japan.

The meeting will include lectures, symposia, free papers and poster presentations, which will provide opportunities for exchanging updates in academic and scientific knowledge with Asian colleagues. APSS and APPOS will each have a separate program, as well as a joint symposium regarding pediatric spinal problems. Participants are encouraged to actively discuss the issues and share innovative ideas while fostering mutual friendship.

Kobe is a historical port city not only with Japanese culture but with a multiethnic and an innovative atmosphere. Kobe, being located in the central region of Japan, is conveniently accesses from major Asian cities and has many UNESCO World Heritage sites within day-trip distances. We are sure that participants and their families will have a very enjoyable stay in Kobe.

Members of the organizing committee continue to work energetically to make the upcoming meeting fruitful and unforgettable for all participants.

We look forward to seeing you in Kobe for APSS-APPOS 2021.

Congress Chairman of APSS
Prof. Morio Matsumoto
Congress Co-Chairman of APSS
Prof. Yukihiro Matsuyama
Congress Chairman of APPOS
Prof. Yasuharu Nakashima