History of the Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand

The discussions which finally led to the formation of the Asian-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (APFSSH) were conducted in Hong Kong on the 30th April and 1st May, 1994. Representatives of all founding societies, except India, were present at these meetings during which the name of the Federation and its objectives were established. READ MORE

Association of Hand Surgeons of the Philippines

Hand surgery in the Philippines began with two premier orthopedic institutions: The National Orthopedic Hospital (now the Philippine Orthopedic Center) and the University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital, Department of Orthopedics. The National Orthopedic Hospital evolved during the aftermath of World War II in 1945 as an Emergency Hospital - The Civilian Aid Unit I, organized by a Filipino Surgeon-Colonel under the USAFFE Medical Corps. READ MORE

Asia Pacific Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy

The Asia Pacific Federation for Societies for Hand Therapy (APFSHT) was first organized in 2004 at the 1st symposium for Asian hand therapists held in Osaka, Japan. Missions of the APFSHT are to enhance and support international cooperation in clinical hand therapy and education, promote communication and knowledge exchanges between hand therapists and hand surgeons and improve the quantity and quality of education and research in the field of hand therapy within the Asia-Pacific region. READ MORE

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