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Welcome Message


On behalf of the Korean Orthopaedic Association, we cordially invite you to the 63rd Annual Congress of Korean Orthopaedic Association, in Seoul, Korea from October 17 to 19, 2019.

Over the past 60 years, the Korean Orthopaedic Association has contributed to the clinical and academic fields of orthopaedic surgery. The Korean Orthopaedic Association consists of 25 related societies with approximately 8,000 members, and 2,000 members working at educational institutions or public hospitals. Over the last decade, our members have published more than two thousand articles in well-established academic journals-ranked as the fifth most published orthopaedic association in the world.

To Promot active international academic exchanges, the KOA has been hosting the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association in Korea in recent years and was featured as Guest Nation in this year's AAOS Annual Meeting. We are planning the 63rd Annual Congress as an international conference, and more than 10 Asian countries will be represented in this year's meeting.

At the Annual Congress, the KOA members will celebrate our accomplishments, extend our networks and explore current and future research directions. We look forward to seeing you at the 63rd Annual Congress of the Korean Orthopaedic Association accompany with the leading scientists and researchers, friends and colleagues as well as sponsors and exhibitors.

Yours sincerely,

Won Yong Shon, MD, Ph.D.
President, The Korean Orthopaedic Association Chung Soo Han, MD, Ph.D.