Asia Pacific Hand & Upper Limb SocietyAsia Pacific Orthopaedic Association

Asia Pacific Hand & Upper Limb Society (APH&ULS) is a not for profit professional and scientific organisation. The Society is a subsection of Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association.

It was founded on 31st May 2020. The purpose of the society is to focus on education and to seek collaborations with existing Hand, Elbow and Shoulder societies.

The objectives of the Society are:

  • To advance the science, art and practice of Hand, Elbow and Shoulder Joint surgery in the Asia Pacific Region
  • To promote professional education, research, and other common interest in Hand & Upper Limb surgery
  • To share knowledge of and solutions to medical problems
  • To assist countries of the Region in all matters relating to Hand & Upper Limb (Hand, Elbow and Shoulder) surgery
  • To promote fellowship and understanding between Hand & Upper Limb (Hand, Elbow and Shoulder ) surgeons within the Region
  • To cooperate with global, international, national and regional Hand, Elbow and Shoulder Surgery associations, societies and specialty groups which, in the opinion of such groups, have objectives similar to the Objectives of the Society
  • To promote, encourage and assist in the education and training of Hand & Upper Limb (Hand, Elbow and Shoulder) surgeons in the Region, particularly in those countries with Chapters or Federation membership

Executive Committee 2022-2024

  • In-Ho Jeon

    In-Ho Jeon President South Korea

  • Margaret Fok

    Margaret Fok President Elect Hong Kong

  • Ted Mah

    Ted Mah Immediate Past President Australia

  • Iman W Aminata

    Iman W Aminata Secretary Indonesia

  • Nobuyuki Yamamoto

    Nobuyuki Yamamoto Treasurer Japan

  • Kim Myung Sun

    Kim Myung Sun Chair - Webinar & Education Committee Korea

  • Chanlalit Cholawish

    Chanlalit Cholawish Chair - Symposium & Congress Committee Thailand

Scientific Committee:


  • Dr Erica Kholinne, PhD

    Dr Erica Kholinne, PhD Indonesia


  • Dr Esther Chow

    Dr Esther Chow Hong Kong


North Adelaide Specialist Centre
53 Gover Street
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006

Ph: +618 8361 9888
Fax: +618 7006 0288

Secretariat Email:

1st Webinar, Saturday November 21st 2020

APOA Hand & Upper Limb Society Webinar: Management of Common and Complex Fracture in the Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist

2nd Webinar, Sunday, 31st January 2021, 3 PM Kuala Lumpur time

Links for membership registration

APOA Hand and Upper Limb Webinar

APOA Hand and Upper Limb Webinar

APOA Hand and Upper Limb Webinar – Arthroscopy and Sports Related Injuries – Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist

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