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Call for papers for the 5th AO TAP Scientific Congress, 2021 in Japan

06 April 2020

5th AO TAP Congress

After the great success of previous AO Trauma Asia Pacific (AO TAP) Scientific Congresses in Hong Kong, Seoul, Chengdu, and Taipei, the 5th AO TAP Congress will be held June 4–5, 2021, in Okayama, Japan. The event promises engaging content focused on new concepts and technology and learning from the masters, with interactive symposiums and instructive workshops.

This biennial flagship AO Trauma event provides a platform for surgeons and researchers to exchange ideas with world-renowned AO experts, discover novel opportunities, get reacquainted with colleagues, and establish new friendships. Participants can expect to broaden their academic knowledge on a range of topics, from the AO principles of fracture management to the latest evidence-based fracture treatments.

Range of topics

From now until September 30, 2020, you are cordially invited to submit papers or cases on the following topics:

  • Application of 3D and other innovative technologies in trauma and deformity correction
  • Basic/translational research in orthopedic traumatology
  • Infection and other complications after fracture fixation
  • Lower limb injuries
  • Management of concomitant ligamentous injuries in fracture situations
  • Osteoporosis and fragility fractures
  • Pediatric fractures
  • Pelvic and acetabulum fractures and polytrauma injuries
  • Upper limb injuries

To register and to submit papers, please visit

Okayama, land of sunshine

Located about 200 km west of Osaka, Okayama is easily accessible by airplane from and you can arrive there easily by airplane or high-speed bullet train (Shinkansen). Known as the land of sunshine because it has more sunny days and fewer rainy days than most other prefectures in Japan, Okayama boasts a great number of impressive sites. Among them are historical and cultural assets Korakune Garden and Okayama Castle. The Kurashiki Bikan area is famous for its townscape of beautiful white walls. Visitors to the fifth AO Tap Scientific Congress may also want to visit nearby World Heritage sites such as Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima or Himeji Castle in Himeji, and popular destinations like Kyoto, Nara, and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.

Toru Sato
“The fifth AO TAP Congress will not only continue the AO TAP tradition but also inspire active young surgeons.”

Toru Sato, congress chairperson

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