Please visit "APSS-APPOS 2021 Virtual MeetingNEW!!" 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.
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.
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|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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), by June 30, 2021.
The certificate will be sent to you after the meeting ends, sometime in early July.
Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to the Congress Secretariat at email@example.com.
|Cancellation requests received by May 13 (Thu), 2021||50% refund|
|Cancellation requests received from May 14 (Fri), 2021||No refunds will be made|
|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.
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.
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.
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.|
Location: Lobby, 5F, Kobe International Conference Center
The virtual exhibition will be available where you will be able to explore products at any time and from anywhere during the meeting period.
Please check the Information for Speakers & Moderators page to see details.
Please visit "APSS-APPOS 2021 Virtual MeetingNEW!!" page to find out details.
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.
Opening Remarks, Sponsored Seminars, Closing Remarks
Sessions below will be available on-demand the day after being live-streamed.
Sessions below will be available from June 10 (Thu.) - June 30 (Wed.), 2021 (JST/GMT+9)
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.
Early Registration: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 -
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Extended to Wednesday, April 21, 2021
To complete your registration and payment, please visit the Registration page.
|Registration Payment Receipt||available on your registration page|
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.
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