Chairperson
JONG-BEOM PARK
The Catholic University of Korea,
Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital
Uijeongbu, South Korea
01 Aug 2016 ― 31 Jul 2019
Committee Member
CLAIRE JONES
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia
01 Sep 2014 ― 31 Mar 2019
Committee Member
ZEZHANG ZHU
Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital
Nanjing, China
01 Jan 2018 — 31 Dec 2020
Committee Member
JASON CHEUNG
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
01 Sep 2016 ― 31 Aug 2019
Committee Member
J NARESH BABU
Mallika Spine Centre
Hyderabad, India
01 Jan 2016 ― 31 May 2019
Committee Member
KAZUHIRO HASEGAWA
Niigata Spine Surgery Center
Niigata, Japan
01 Jan 2016 ― 31 Dec 2018
Committee Member
KYUNG-SOO SUK
Yonsei University,
Gangnam Severance Hospital
Seoul, South Korea
01 Nov 2018 ― 31 Oct 2021
AOSpine Research emphasizes on clinical research, focusing on research that matters to the AOSpine members and to the patients. It is our endeavor to make AOSpine the premier “Knowledge Creator” in the field of spine surgery. Over the years, AOSAP granted a significant amount of research funding in the regions. The Research Committee Meeting was held on 10 Mar 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
Jong-Beom Park
Chairperson
AOSAP Research Committee
A Look Back at 2018 - Chairperson of AOSAP Research
In 2018, the AOSpine Research Committee, under my leadership, has taken a different approach in promoting and supporting research activities in Asia Pacific. Multi-Center Clinical Research Projects was launched, and 3 winners were awarded with CHF 30,000 each for their 2-year project.

Research Teaching Modules were also introduced in 3 country, two in India and one in Malaysia. It was the first time for AOSAP to have research topic(s) addressed in the scientific program. In the meantime, Online Research Courses – Phase I, a new online platform for research study was opened for AOSpine members from Asia Pacific. Nearly 100 AOSpine members had been benefited from this course at free of charge. Ride on the success of good registration, Phase I and Phase II will be promoted in 2019. Meanwhile, AOSpine 2019 Discovery and Innovation Award has been promoted in 2018. 26 research proposals are received from Asia Pacific. After the review by AOSpine Research Commission, 5 AP projects are selected and CHF 45,000 will be awarded to the each selected project.

During my term as a Regional Research Chairperson, I am grateful to have different exposure not only in my region, but also able to express voice and message on behalf of Asia Pacific with AOSpine International and Knowledge Forum. I am also proud to be involved as Co-PIs in the AOASD Classification project. This study is run together by the AOSpine Knowledge Forum Deformity and AOSpine Asia Pacific.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to my committee members and all the good people I met in the past 3 years.
3 Research Project Grants
Maximum CHF 30,000 Funding Available per Grant
Maximum 2 years Duration
Multi-Center Collaboration (at least 2 centers)
Involving at least 2 Countries
Principle Investigator Must be AOSpine Member
Predictive factors for successful conservative management to avoid surgery in adult deformity
Investigators
Jason Cheung (Hong Kong)
Yat Hong Kwan (Hong Kong)
Jacob Oh (Singapore)
Reuben Soh (Singapore)
Chris Chan (Malaysia)
Chee Kidd Chiu (Malaysia)
Collaboration Centers
Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong
Singapore
National Unversity Health System
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Singapore General Hospital
Malaysia
Unversity of Malaya Medical Centre
Japanese Orthopardic Association Cervical Myelopathy Evaluation Questionnaire (JOACMEQ) for ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) patients in East Asia: And investigation of reliability, validity and responsivesness
Investigators
Feifei Zhou (China)
Kaito TAKASHI (JAPAN)
Peng CAO (China)
Beiyu WANG (China)
Collaboration Centers
China
Peking Unversity Third Hospital
Shanghai Changzheng Hospital
West China Hospital, Sichuan Unversity
Japan
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Genomic profiling of vertebral metastases in Indian population and their clinical association with the candidate genes
Investigators
Ketan KHURJEKAR (India)
Aniket Ausekar (USA)
Vilas P. Kanikdaley (UAE)
Rahesh Oarasbus (India)
Shailesh Hadgaonkar (India)
Chung Chek Wong (Malaysia)
Collaboration Centers
India
Sancheti Institute of Orthopedics & Rehabitation
USA
Personome Inc.
UAE
Thumbay Hospital
India
Oyster & Peral Hospital
Malaysia
Sarawak General Hospital
phase1 phase2 phase3

PHASE I

Research in Database

Finished in Oct 2018

PHASE II

Guidelines for Writing a Scientific Paper

To be opened in 2019 Q2

PHASE III

Guidelines for Interpreting the Evidence

82 registered participants for Phase I
Online Course launched (6 weeks)

ADVANTAGES

  1. Materials are available already
  2. Market's need
  3. Costs (platform cost only)

OPPORTUNITIES

  1. New virtual learning methods
  2. Multi-regions particpation
  3. Diversify AOSpine teaching methodology
  4. Recruit new members