Prof. NGUYEN THANH LIEM
Congress Chairman, AAPS 2020
President of Vietnamese Society of Pediatric Surgery
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Firstly, I would like to show our gratitude for your attention, and your support to the 26th AAPS Congress planned to take place on October 10-14, 2020 in Ho Chi Minh City. However, The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our usual meeting format “in-person, face-to-face” when the authorities in Vietnam, as well as in many countries worldwide, have continuously imposed travel restrictions and applied social distancing policy.
Due to the latest and unpredictable evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially after the hard discussions, the AAPS executive board members and all our partners had carefully reviewed the consideration of moving the meeting. AAPS 2020 is your meeting, and it will be worth the wait! Finally, we have reached out to the difficult decision to move the 26th AAPS Congress to next year.
We hope, at that time, the pandemic will be under control that would allow us to unite in the flesh. We appreciate that many of you will remain engaged and will keep your options open to join us via “onsite meeting” in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2021.
The new dates for the 26th AAPS meeting will be in October 2021 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
In the upcoming time, we will keep you updated via email and on the website www.aaps2020.com with detailed information. Meanwhile, thanks a lot for your patience and support, and wish you and your family good health and all the best.
Prof. Nguyen Thanh Liem MD. Ph.D.
AAPS Organizing Congress Chairman
The World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons
WOFAPS was founded on 15th October 1974 in Sao Paulo, Brazil during a Pediatric Surgery Congress with representatives from 43 Countries under the Presidency of Prof. Virgilio Carvalho Pinto and Secretary General Prof. Josa Pinus. Prof. Harvey Beardmore (Canada) was elected the first President of the WOFAPS.
Asian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Asian Association of Pediatric Surgeons (the AAPS) was formed by a group of visionary surgeons who felt that in order to succeed in improving the surgical care for children, Pediatric Surgery must be a dedication and a separate specialty. The AAPS has been a huge success, and pediatric Surgery is now a separate specialty in most countries.
The Vietnam Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Vietnamese Association of Pediatric Surgeons (VAPS) was founded in 1995 with only ten pioneers, of which Professor Nguyen Thanh Liem was the president. The vision of the Society was to assure the growth of pediatric surgery in Vietnam and to create a very first official organization where all pediatric surgeons could join, learn and share their knowledge in the field.
Children’s Hospital 2
Children’s Hospital 2 is one of the oldest hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with more than one-hundred-year history. With modern medical equipment and well-trained medical staffs, the hospital has met the need of children health care in Southern Vietnam. It is both a practical training center for medical universities in HCMC and a clinical research center cooperating with many institutes & hospitals in Vietnam as well as from Asian countries.
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