Prof. NGUYEN THANH LIEM
Congress Chairman, AAPS 2020
President of Vietnamese Society of Pediatric Surgery
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of Asian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, it is our great honor to welcome you to the 26th Congress of the Asian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, the 15th Congress of the Vietnam Association of Pediatric Surgeons in conjunction with WOFAPS Executive Meeting (AAPS - VAPS - WOFAPS 2020) to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from October 10th to 14th, 2020. This event will be hosted by Children’s Hospital 2 in collaboration with Vietnam Association of Pediatric Surgeons (VAPS).
Regarding the field of Pediatric Surgery, AAPS meeting is one of the most important periodical healthcare events in Asia and has received great attention from worldwide as well. The theme of the congress 2020 is “Better Children’s Care, Better World”. We believe that the congress will be a good opportunity for international speakers, leading experts, surgeons, as well as all medical staffs related in this field, not only from Asia but also from all around the world, to join and share their experiences. Furthermore, we could establish more cooperation and extend our professional network.
The meeting is a good occasion to promote and present our beautiful and peaceful Vietnam to all international friends and colleagues. Beside the scientific program, there is a variety of touristy and entertainment activities for all delegates. Coming to the AAPS-VAPS-WOFAPS 2020, coming to Ho Chi Minh City, you will definitely enjoy Vietnam for its unique blend of culture and heritage.
We look forward to welcoming you to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Prof. Nguyen Thanh Liem MD., PhD.
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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