I recently travelled to Chengdu, China for the recent APAS (Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society) meeting. This was an international meeting, hosted by the West China University Hospital and co-chaired by Prof Pei Fuxing. I was privileged to co-chair the scientific committee where a prestigious international faculty from the U.S., U.K, China, Korea, Pakistan and India, as well as Australia met to discuss latest trends and current thinking in hip and knee replacement. A particular emphasis of the APAS 2014 meeting was to highlight the education of orthopaedic joint replacement surgeons in China, India and other parts of the rapidly growing Asian orthopaedic community.
Chengdu is a fascinating city, home to the Panda and Hot Pot, which is one of China’s fastest growing hubs.
Following the meeting I had the opportunity to travel to Guan An, a smaller city 3 hours drive from Chengdu where I gave a lecture on Revision Hip Replacement. After this I visited the Kwong Wah Hospital in Hong Kong to meet with Dr William Chan. Four years ago I performed surgery and lectured with Dr Chan and this time had the opportunity to meet our patient from 4 years ago.
Hospital entrance in Guan An, Schezuan Province, China