Editorial: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery: Past, present and future
Mah, Edward (Ted)
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Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA), with its current membership of over 24 countries and a membership base of over 60,000, has its humble beginning as the Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association (WPOA) in 1962. The purpose of WPOA was to foster an enduring professional and personal relationship between countries within the Pacific regions with the values of friendship, camaraderie, cooperation and a mutual sharing of experiences, expertise and up-to-date technologies.1 The first congress of WPOA was held in Unzen, near Nagasaki in Japan in 1965. The Journal of Western Orthopaedic Association (JOWPOA) was first published in June 1964 based in Manilla, Philippines. The first Editor-in-Chief was Dr Arthur Hodson and Catalino Jocson. This semi-annual publication gave a voice to WPOA surgeons, and the journal went from auspicious beginnings to being a well-respected regional journal.
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