Greetings to all!


On behalf of the POA, I welcome you to the 72nd Annual POA Congress. This year's meeting is combined with 41st AOA, 8th ASSA, 30th POSSM. The theme “Sports Medicine from Head to Toe” is quite appropriate, being an Olympic year, and the fact that the country garnered its first Gold Medal, along with 2 silvers, and 1 bronze.


The organizing committee has planned a top-notch scientific program, encompassing all aspects of sports. Well-renowned speakers both internationally as well as local orthopods have been invited to talk on different topics on sports injuries, prevention treatment, and rehabilitation.


So, enjoy the congress, and hope that we will be able to see each other face to face in the future!





President POA 2021

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On behalf of the Philippine Orthopedic Association, I would like to welcome everyone to this year’s 72nd Annual Convention, once again held via an online platform.  The challenges posed by the continuing pandemic remain, but we once again rise above these to celebrate our 72nd annual meeting as we host the 41st meeting of the ASEAN Orthopedic Association, the 8th meeting of the ASEAN Society for Sports and Arthroscopy, and the 30th meeting of our own Philippine Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.  The Organizing Committee with the help of ASSA Secretary-General Dr. Enrique Pasion has worked hard for a meaningful and relevant scientific program, with the theme “Sports Medicine from Head to Toe”, featuring a myriad of speakers from all over the globe, in tandem with a rich collection of exhibits, demonstrations, surgeries—all in the hope of bringing you, our dear participants, a meaningful and worthwhile virtual learning experience.


Thank you for investing your time to be with us as we strive to continue learning and improving, while constantly praying for our continued good health.


Vice-President POA 2021 &

Overall Chairman, Organizing Committee

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On behalf of the ASEAN Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy (ASSA) and the Philippine Orthopaedic Association (POA), It is my pleasure to invite you to our Virtual Combined Meeting of the ASSA/POA/POSSM/AOA 2021 with the theme of “Sports Medicine from Head to Toe” on November 16-19, 2021. This is also an ISAKOS-Approved Meeting.


As the Scientific Chairman, I really made sure that I wanted to bring the world to Manila virtually. Despite the ongoing pandemic, learning should go on and with the use of technology, it is possible now to do so in the comforts of our homes. In this meeting, we will have distinguished faculty and speakers from all over the world to share their expertise, experiences, and advancement in the field of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. It is also the first time, that all other subspecialties will be talking about their own experiences on sports traumatology in correlation with their respective fields.


This will be a unique meeting which will involve more of discussions, debates, open forum, cadaveric demonstrations and live surgeries with the main goal of exchanging ideas and practical experiences. There was a concerted effort by the scientific committee to come up with a program that moves away from the tedium of lectures to more practical ways in managing our cases and patients.


You will gain practical information that will enhance your practice. Learn from experts that are practicing clinicians as well. As a delegate, come and meet directly the line-up of experts during every session. There will also be open forums at the end of the sessions to provide plenty of opportunities for all delegates to have direct access to our panel of experts.


We will also provide plenty of opportunity for our delegates to present their research and papers in our free paper sessions. In a bid to encourage young trainees and researchers to present on an Asia Pacific platform, top abstracts will receive free registration. More details will be shared as the planning progresses.


We also have a whole day workshop on “Sports Medicine Team Dynamics” which comprises of Orthopaedic surgeons, team physicians, team coaches and managers, physiotherapists, performance coaches/S&Cs, nutritionists, sports psychologist, and other allied groups.


Together with my Organising and Scientific committee, we would like to invite you again to join us at our Combined Meeting and it is our privilege to welcome you on the 16th-19th of November 2021.


Looking forward to seeing you all virtually!!




Scientific Chairman

Secretary General, ASEAN Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy (ASSA)

President, Philippine Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (POSSM)

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On behalf of the ASEAN Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy (ASSA), I would like to welcome you to the 8th  Annual meeting ASSA combine with the 41st ASEAN Orthopaedic Association, 72nd Annual Congress of the Philippine Orthopaedic Association and the 30th Philippine Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meetings on November 16-19, 2021 in Manila. The theme for the meeting is  “Sports Medicine from Head to Toe”.


As concerns increased on the uncertainties and the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Organising Committee and Scientific Committee has decided to convene it in a virtual congress.

The ASSA is a regional organisation of orthopaedic sports surgeons and Sports Physician from the ASEAN regions. To date, the ASSA  has 6 member countries that are actively involved in promoting ASSA Vision and missions.


The 8th ASSA Congress 2021 scientific program running on a virtual platform will be able to attract more world-renowned leaders to participate and exchange expertise and to launch brilliant new ideas together as well as an opportunity to the young and budding sports surgeons, physicians all participants to interact with experts from particularly from the ASEAN  region.


Distinguished speakers from all over the world will share their expertise, experiences, and advancement in the field of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. It will present a unique chance to share and enhance knowledge on the latest international research and developments, to advance knowledge and to forge new friendships.




ASEAN Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

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My dear orthopaedic brothers and sisters in the Philippines and ASEAN, greetings to you from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.


As the world was dragged into the Covid- 19 Pandemic since early 2020, we have been forced to stop all physical meetings and conferences and bring them onto the virtual platforms. Over the months we have learned to cope well and perfected how we organize and conduct virtual meetings. I would like to congratulate Dr Peter Bernardo, President of Philippine Orthopaedic Association, for organizing the 72nd Annual Congress of the Philippine Orthopaedic Association in conjunction with the 41st ASEAN Orthopaedic Association, the 8th ASEAN Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy and the 30th Philippine Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meetings. I am confident the participations from both Philippine and the rest of ASEAN countries will be as good as the previous physical meetings if not better. Let us come together in the true spirit of ASEAN and make this meeting a success. Till we are able to meet again, may God bless us and keep us safe and well as we continue to fight the Covid-19 virus both in life and at work for our patients and countries. Thank You.




ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

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Welcome Message (Audio)


Keynote Speaker