Dear colleagues and friends,
It is my great pleasure and privilege to invite you to participate in the Sixth International Congress of Chinese Orthopaedic Association (COA2011) on December 1-4, 2011 in Beijing.
From 2006 to 2010, as the largest orthopaedic event in China, COA annual meeting has been held for five times in Beijing, Zhengzhou, Suzhou, Xiamen and Chengdu consecutively. The last five years witnessed a rapid development and a significant increase in the numbers of attendees as well as the numbers of participating industrial companies. The COA2010 in Chengdu was participated by over 10,000 orthopaedic surgeons and 2,000 exhibitor staff. A total of 190 companies exhibited at the 20,000-square-meters exhibition.
Renowned experts from all over the world will be invited to attend and present at this COA2011. The scientific program will feature topics of the latest clinical experience and development discussions covering spine surgery, trauma, joint surgery, arthroscopy, sports medicine, bone tumors, osteoporosis, foot and ankle surgery, minimally invasive techniques, pediatric orthopaedics as well as nursing and rehabilitation.
During COA 2011, we shall collaborate with other world orthopedic orgnizations, such as American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), AO Foundation, Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society (APAS), Chinese Speaking Orthopedic Society (CSOS), European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT), Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT), Scoliosis Research Soceity (SRS), etc. In this way, COA shall be more internationalized, and the estimated number of participants shall reach 15,000.
As the world’s most populous country, China’s contributions in the arts and sciences are enormous. Its culture dates back to thousands of years. Beijing has been a capital for more than 700 years. From the best-preserved ancient palaces to fabulous dining and entertainment, you will find them all in Beijing. Beijing, well connected with other Chinese cities by air and land, is a good starting point for pre- and post- congress tours. The ancient city will definitely leave you with an unforgettable memory.
We look forward to meeting you in December in Beijing!
Yan Wang M.D.
President, Chinese Orthopaedic Association