AOSpine Advanced Level Regional Anatomical Specimen Course
What a fantastic AOSAP Regional Course we had in Chiang Mai, Thailand!
More than 70 faculties and participants from 12 regions including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 17 ― 20 August, 2018, for the AOSAP Regional Course 2018.
63 PARTICIPANTS
From 12 COUNTRIES/REGIONS
2 COURSES
In 4 DAYS
CHAIRPERSONS
MANABU ITO
Japan
WATTANA MAHATTANAKUL
Thailand
EDUCATIONAL ADVISOR
SATISH RUDRAPPA
India
COURSE FACULTY
Rattalerk Arunakul | Thailand
Torphong Bunmaprasert | Thailand
Dong-Kyu Chin | South Korea
Gaurav Dhakal | Nepal
Kazuhiro Hasegawa | Japan
Yu Liang | China
Mohd Hisam Muhamad Ariffin | Malaysia
Abhay Nene | India
Ajoy Shetty | India
Jin S. Yeom | South Korea
Yasutsugu Yukawa | Japan
AIM OF THE COURSE
  1. To achieve highest participants learning outcomes

  2. Through outside-in innovative participants driven and highly customized teaching program

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
  1. Increase knowledge base and surgical skill levels of orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons and the relevance of minimally invasive spine surgery in every day practice.

  2. Have the opportunity to exchange clinical experiences and information during case discussion sessions, relative to the management and controversial issues on degenerative, destructive, traumatic, deformity and other disorders of the spine in the context of minimally invasive surgery

  3. Receive information relating to technical peals of complicated spine surgeries and recent advance in MIS spine surgery techniques.

FACULTY FEEDBACK
Manabu Ito | Japan
Course Chairperson
AOSAP Regional Course 2018
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all our faculty and staff members for your dedication and contribution to the previous regional specimen course. It was a wonderful meeting to that every participant expressed positive feedback. All the success was brought by our bondage and comradery among our team. Thank you all. I am very looking forward to working with you in the future.
Satish Rudrappa | India
Educational Advisor,
AOSAP Regional Course 2018
It is my appreciation to AOSAP team for conducting glitch free course at Chiang Mai, it wouldn't have been possible without AOSAP contribution.
Chung-Chek Wong | Malaysia
Regional Board Chairperson
Asia Pacific
Educational activities remain a top priority of AOSpine Asia Pacific.

The 2018 Regional Course was over registered. The new education model was highly rated by participants and faculties. We, AOSpine Asia Pacific, would keep on innovating and leading the change on Spine education.
Wattana Mahattanakul | Thailand
Local Course Chairperson
AOSAP Regional Course 2018
It has been an amazing past 4 days. Great course, great city, and great company! I would like to thank all the faculties for devoting their time to deliver excellent lectures and sharing experience and expertise and imparting knowledge to the participants during the workshop. I also learnt a lot from all your lectures and from listening to other faculties. Most important of all, I had good company with great friends and made many new friends during this course.

As for Kenneth and the team, you guys have done an outstanding job in preparing and executing the program in great details, and making sure everything goes according to plan right from the start to finish, not to mention the hard work and effort your team had put in- a team which had been working arduously in the background for the last 12-months, organizing numerous online meetings and liaising with DPS for instruments, and sending thousands of emails (mainly from Stephanie- just kidding) to faculties and participants.

Lastly, I would like to thank Manabu and Satish for being so passionate about teaching and making this course stimulating and most enjoyable for both faculties and participants. They really have set a high bar for subsequent courses. I also very much appreciate Dr Torphong's hospitality and wish to thank him for his effort and organization, and for being such a wonderful host in Chiang Mai, providing us with great facilities and high-quality specimens. Another year of success for our cadaveric course!
AOSpine Advanced Level Regional Anatomical Specimen Course 2019
—Case-based on Severe Spinal Deformity
Chula Surgical Training Center, Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand
28 ― 29 July, 2019 (Sunday & Monday)
AOSpine Advanced Level Regional Anatomical Specimen Course 2019
—Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Kochi, India
29 August, 2019 (Thursday)
AOSpine Advanced Level Regional Anatomical Specimen Course 2019
—MIS Cadaver Hands-on Surgery Technique and Full Endoscope Introductory Level Workshop
Chiang Mai, Thailand
05 ― 06 November, 2019 (Tuesday & Wednesday)