President's Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends, On behalf of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS), we sincerelly invite you to join us in the 17th Annual Congress jointly organized by the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) and the Vietnam Association for Surgery and Endolaparoscopic Surgery (VASEL) on November 25 – 26, 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City – the most vibrant city of Vietnam. At the same time, as the President of Chinese Hernia College of Surgeons (CHCS), I would like to thank the international colleagues, especially the good friends from Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States, for all your support and concern for the development of the hernia surgery in China...

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The mission of the Asia-Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) is to provide a professional forum for the exchange of information and education regarding current and future methods of diagnosis and treatment of Abdominal Hernia, including hiatal, parastomal, and pelvic hernias.

Special attention is focused on basic science of biomaterials; metabolic disorders leading to hernia formation; diagnosis and treatment of hernia.

The Society will:
  • Organize meetings for presentation and discussion of scientific material
  • Support cooperation in educational activities around the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Support and undertake projects of scientific interest in the subject of hernia that will deserve the goal and the mission of the Society

About APHS

Hernia has traditionally generated a lot of dabate over the decades and this debate was intensified with the introduction of laparoscopic / endoscopic hernia repair. A group of like minded hernia enthusiasts from the Asia Pacific region, led by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Chowbey from New Delhi and Davide Lomanto from Singapore, met in Bali, Indonesia between 26 - 29 September, 2004 which was also the first executive meeting and marked the birthday of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society. An executive working committee was formed from amongst the founding members to oversee the activities and functioning of the society. The society was subsequently registered in Singapore in 2005....

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Upcoming events

National Hernia Societies

The Korean Hernia Society

The Thai Hernia Society

The Japanese Hernia Society

The Chinese Hernia Society

The Indonesian Society

The Singapore Hernia Society