Sunday, February 28, 2010

Philippines as the 2010 8th APMTS Host

Philippines hosted 2010 8th Asia Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Meeting held at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu City last February 24 to 27, 2010.

Specifically, the hosting organization for the event was the Philippine Musculoskeletal Tumor Society lead by Dr. Cesar Cipriano L. Dimayuga, PMTS President together with the event’s organizing committee lead by Dr. Edward H. M. Wang, APMTS President, and also the organizing committee’s Over-all Chair.

This year’s theme for the meeting revolved around the “Improving Morbidity for Soft Tissue Sarcoma: The Therapeutic Ratio Treatment of Osteosarcoma in Developing Countries”. Along with this theme were the event’s state of the arts topics including Osteosarcoma (Medical Management, Clinical Research for Improvement of Survival, and Surgical Margins), Low Grade Malignancies of Sacrum (Principles in Treatment, and Non-surgical and Surgical Management), Musculoskeletal Oncology in the Asia Pacific Region (Japan, Malaysia, Australia, and Turkey), Chemotherapy, Pelvic Tumors, Long-term Results and Complications of Biologic Reconstruction (Recycled Autograft using Pateurization or Autoclaving, Large Segment Allograft, Ilizarov and Liquid Nitrogen, and Cryosurgery for Bone Tumors), Cutting Edge Basic Research (Giant Cell Tumor, Chondrosarcoma, Osteosarcoma), Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Outcomes/Margins, Tumor Prosthesis, Giant Cell Tumor of Bone, and Metastatic Bone Disease.

Distinguished panel of experts who attended the meeting were doctors in their respective field of specializations worldwide including Dr. Jay Wunder of Canada, Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo of United States of America (USA), Dr. Apichat Asavamongkolkul and Dr. Sahachart Pipithkul of Thailand, Dr. Mark Clayer of Australia, Dr. Gracieux Fernando of Philippines, Dr. Guo Wei of China, Dr. Michael Irwin and Dr. Shekhar Kumta of HongKong, China, Dr. Dae-Geun Jeon, Dr. Yong-Koo Kang, and Dr. Il Hyung Park of Korea, Dr. Akira Kawai, Dr. Toshifumi Ozaki and Dr. Hiroyuki Tsuchiya of Japan, Dr. Yehuda Kollendar of Israel, Dr. Jiann-Jong Liau of Taiwan, Dr. Saminathan Suresh Nathan of Singapore, Dr. Harzem Ozger, and Dr. Dundar Sabah of Turkey Dr. Ajay Puri of India, Dr. Paul Unwin of United Kingdom (UK), and Dr. Zulmi Wan of Malaysia.

The 8th Asia Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Meeting was supported by the educational grants from Pfizer, Novartis, United Orthopedic Corporation, and Stanmore Implants.

For inquiries, call the Secretariat, Advocacies Convergence & Events Strategists (ACES) at (632) 4701487 and (632) 4701486 or e-mail For Conference Details, visit the website


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