Arthroplasty Society in Asia (ASIA) was created with the utmost care and consideration when it originally began in 2012. With a high degree of professionalism, experience and attention to the finer details, a team of top experts specializing in joint surgery from various Asian countries as well as external countries around the world was formed. As brilliant minds have the opportunity to come together to make advancements in the community setting by sharing and working together, they can become even more developed in their areas of expertise.
In the past ten years, we have held seven annual meetings in Beijing, Seoul, New Delhi, Tokyo and Guangzhou. Bali, Indonesia, was announced as the host city of the 8th ASIA Annual Meeting (2020). However, it had to be postponed previously due to COVID-19. This year, we are glad to operate a face-to-face venue in Bali for in-person participation. In the meantime, a virtual meeting section will be set up based in Beijing, which is free and open to all participants who is not able to travel to Bali.
Although the pandemic has dramatically impacted our personal and professional lives over the last two years, ASIA strives for top-quality online educational events, including the ASIA Novel Seminar (ANS), co-branded webinars and virtual fellowship programs. In the past two years, Arthroplasty (ISSN: 2524-7948), the official journal of ASIA, has newly been indexed in Scopus, ESCI and PubMed/PMC. These programs and platforms allow surgeons to be updated timely with the new technology and scientific advances in the field of arthroplasty.
To be a part of this great community full of close friends and mentors, it's my pleasure to perform as the president of ASIA in the past years.I would like to appreciate all of the members for trusting and allowing me to fulfill a role I am truly passionate about in a field that we are deeply invested in. Especially, all ASIA faculties need to be highlighted for their extremely contributions and efforts in making the program glitter.
We hope all the participants will be able to benefit from the congress as it will be packaged with insightful and inspiring information. The congress will fortify the Asia and international network of researchers and professionals. With the collaboration and support of all attendants and with the spirit of partnership and working together we hope that we can seek a new height of arthroplasty.
Look forward to your attending and seeing you at both the in-person and virtual ASIA Annual Meeting.
Nicolaas C. Budhiparama
President, Arthroplasty Society in Asia
Chairman, ASIA 2022 Scientific Programme Committee