Funded by SICOT & Asia Pacific Spine Society
Every year, SICOT and APSS (Asia Pacific Spine Society), the Spine Section of the APOA, will offer two selected candidates, who are from outside the Asia Pacific region, the possibility to travel to renowned centres in Asia.
The programme is as follows:
Group (4 fellows)
19 to 25 May 2021
26 May to 1 June 2021
2 June to 8 June 2021
Dr Mun Keong Kwan
Dr Kee Yong Ha
Dr Morio Matsumoto
MALAYSIA - University Malaya
KOREA - Seoul St. Mary's Hospital
JAPAN - Keio University
Dr Yat Wa Wong
Dr Ki Tack Kim
Dr Gabriel Liu
HONG KONG - The University of Hong Kong
KOREA - Kyung Hee University Hospital
SINGAPORE - National University of Singapore
SICOT will cover the accommodation and travel expenses (economy ticket only; taxis will only be reimbursed at a reasonable amount; airport shuttle bus service must be used in priority to taxis) up to EUR 2,500 (proof of expenses must be provided). Should some expenses be considered too high, SICOT reserves the right to refuse reimbursement.
Kindly note that the fellow is solely responsible for obtaining the visa and the payment of visa fee, health and travel insurance respectively. APSS will assist in securing the documents required for visa application from the hosts (Korea, Singapore and Australia).
must be under 45
must be a SICOT member with membership dues paid two years in a row at the time of the application (the year of the application and the year before)
must have a university level of degree or country equivalent
must communicate effectively in English and have a legal status to go abroad
must be currently active in spine practice (at least 50% of the workload should be on spine surgery).
Documents to be submitted to [email protected]:
brief curriculum vitae (not more than 4 pages)
qualifications (including degree(s), institution (s) and years)
basic Medical Degree
postgraduate Orthopaedic Education (e.g. FRCS Orth, MS Ortho …)
previous Fellowship(s) – date and duration
duration of experience in spine surgery
scanned copies of certificates and qualifications
scanned passport size photograph in JPEG file
scanned copy of passport, with at least 6 months validity
1 abstract related to spine of not more than 300 word. This abstract will be used for presentation in the next APSS congress, as well as during the fellowship.
Deadline for applications: 28 August 2020