AO Trauma Asia Pacific
AO education in the Asia Pacific region has a long history of more than 30 years.
In November 1994, AO East Asia (AOEA) was founded and Suthorn Bavonratanavech (TH) became the first Chairman of AOEA, SP Chow (CN) succeeded him to spearhead the growth of scientific activities within AOEA, and it was the third Chairman, G On Tong (SG), who united the region of AO Asia Pacific.
Previously, the country members included: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. In 2003, Japan joined AOEA. China, Australia and New Zealand became part of the region in 2006, and India followed in 2007.
An official inaugural meeting in Hong Kong in April 2007 declared the formation of a new regional body—the AO Trauma Asia Pacific (AOTAP).
At present, AOTAP has 13 council members. Each of these council consisting of four to five officers who manage the AO Trauma events and development within at local level.
AOTAP council members: