Welcome Message from the President

It is with great pleasure to invite you to join our 38th annual congress which will be held on 3-4th November this year. Our main theme this year is “Build & Brighten, Child & Adolescent, Orthopaedics in the next decade”. The term Orthopaedics in the Greek can be broken down to “ortho” meaning straight and” paes” meaning child, literally straightening the child.

Echoing that, I am happy to pick this topic as the main theme again after about ten years during which a lot of advances has been witnessed. “Doing a good job in the first time and every other time” is the motto of many but especially true for the paediatric surgeons who will help and alter the kids’ life possibly in the coming hundred year as human life is getting longer and longer. With our invited international experts, interflowed with local specialists we will have a broadened and in-depth view into different areas of paediatric orthopaedics and finally a glimpse of the future!

I would like to thank the organising committee under the leadership of Dr. Alex Choi and Dr. KM Sieh for their hard but excellent work in putting life into this congress.

I look forward to seeing all of you soon.

Dr Yiu Chung WONG
President, The Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association