The Asia Pacific Spine Society, formerly known as the Spine Section of the APOA, started with the Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association - Spine Section in 1979. The APSS is an educational and scientific forum for the advancement of knowledge in the field of spine surgery, for the education of the patients, the clinicians and the researchers. Our mission is to advance the science, art and practice of spine surgery and promulgate the maintenance of professional standards in order to provide the best professional care to patients with spinal problems. The APSS holds annual meetings and conferences, organizes multiple operative courses, and provides numerous fellowship awards as shared platforms for clinical and research members. Our fellowships are highly sought after by young surgeons from the Asia Pacific region while established and renowned senior surgeons provide their experience and resources to assist the young surgeons.


APPOS represents countries of the Asia Pacific region for establishing, propagating and advancing the discipline of Paediatric Orthopaedics. It was founded in 1987 as the Paediatric Section of the Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association (WPOA). In the year 2000, WPOA changed its ambit to truly include the whole of Asia and Pacific regions and was renamed the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA). Hence the Pediatric Section of WPOA became the Pediatric Section of Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association. With greater autonomy this section since 2015 is known as the Asia Pacific Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (APPOS) and represents the largest population of children in the world.


The Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA) is a regional organisation of orthopaedic surgeons mainly from the Asia Pacific region. It began in 1962 as Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association and in 2000, the name was changed to Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association. Today, APOA has 22 member chapters and more than 10,00 members from over 40 countries. The 22 member chapters are Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. APOA's core mission is to promote the education, research and fellowship amongst orthopaedic surgeons in this region. APOA consists of 8 sections today: Foot & Ankle Section; Hip Section – APHS; Infection Section – APMIS; Knee Section – APKS; Paediatrics Section – APPOS; Spine Section – APSS; Sports Section; and Trauma Section – APT.

International Federation of Paediatric Orthopaedic Societies (IFPOS)

The International Federation of the Paediatric Orthopaedic Societies (I.F.P.O.S) was officially founded on April 13, 1996, in Prague. The objectives of this Federation are to promote and to increase relations between Paediatric Orthopaedic Societies and Paediatric orthopaedic surgeons around the world. This leads to advancement of Paediatric orthopaedic surgery in clinical practice, scientific research and education, leading to improved health of children throughout the world. The purpose of IFPOS is also to unite Paediatric orthopaedics societies, associations, study groups and individual surgeons throughout the world to advance Paediatric Orthopaedics and to coordinate the international scientific activities in this field.

International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS)

International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery is an international, scientific and educational society headquartered in United states of America, organized to discuss and assess existing strategies and innovative ideas in the clinical and basic sciences related to spine surgery and to enhance patient care. ISASS is a global, scientific and educational, organisation to provide an independent venue to discuss and address the issues involved with all aspects of basic and clinical science of motion preservation, stabilization, innovative technologies, MIS procedures, biologics and other fundamental topics to restore and improve motion and function of the spine for: surgeons, scientists, inventors and others. ISASS is dedicated to advancing major evolutionary steps in spine surgery.The ISASS annual Meeting is held each spring, abstract collection occurs in the fall along with several smaller courses held throughout the year.

Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI)

The aim of Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) is to promote scientific spine care, both surgical and non-surgical, in India through the medium of national, regional and local meetings, symposia, CMEs and workshops. ASSI is also involved in advocacy as well as social work and promotes research.

Spine Society Delhi Chapter (SSDC)

Delhi chapter is an organisation based in New Delhi which fosters vibrant communication,discussion and evidence based care amongst the spinal surgeons in this part of North India. It also engages in advocacy and awareness on issues related to spine problems in the general population. The organisation has actively participated and held in past international,national and regional academic conferences with various reputed associations. It holds a regular meeting once in two months for Spine surgeons to discuss the current issues and present their on going work and research. The annual conference is organised once year and society also provides fellowship program to Spine surgeons for engagement and career enhancement.