The Indonesian Hip and Knee Society (IHKS) was established in 2007 by four leading orthopedics in Indonesia. They are Dr. Nicolaas C. Budhiparama MD, Prof. Dr. Errol U. Hutagalung, Dr. Ifran Saleh and Dr. Andre Pontoh. IHKS is set to answer the challenge of raising the standard treatment for Hip and Knee associated diseases and condition in particular and patient quality of life in general. IHKS mission is to provide education, research and practice for Orthopaedic surgeons with subspecialty in Hip and Knee while respectfully, responsibly and idealistically improve Indonesian Orthopaedic to become one of the contributing societies nationwide and worldwide. The current President of IHKS is Dr. Nicolaas C. Budhiparama who is also the Founding Father of AAA (ASEAN Arthroplasty Association) which purpose is to unite the arthroplasty surgeons from ASEAN countries for dissemination of knowledge and experience.
The 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting of Indonesian Hip and Knee Society (IHKS) is held on 13th 15th January 2012 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The 2nd meeting is chaired by Dr. Andre Pontoh whom with the help of his Scientific committee, has designed a rigorous scientific program consisting of various symposia, plenary sessions and workshops presented by word renowned experts on exciting and current topics. There are plenty of exhibits displaying the latest and the greatest in orthopaedic products and pharmaceuticals.
Highlights of important topics, cases and issues were brought up and discussed amongst Indonesian and international speakers during An Evening with The Experts session. Expert Richard E Jones and Freddie Fu expose the attendants to the controversies and ethics involved during daily practice. The Indonesian Hip and Knee society is truly honored by the support of the following world class speakers:
Dr. John Bartlett (Australia), Dr. Yan Wang (China), Dr. K.C. Mehta (India), Dr. Aaron Lim (Malaysia), Dr. Azmi Abdul Latif (Malaysia), Dr. G. Ruslan Nazaruddin S. (Malaysia), Dr. Jamal Azmi Mohamad (Malaysia), Dr. Khay Yong Saw (Malaysia), Dr. Rob G. H. H. Nelissen (the Netherland), Dr. Antonio N. Tanchuling, Jr. (Philippine), Dr. Peter B. Bernado (Philippine), Dr. ChoonHin Lai (Singapore), Dr. James Hui (Singapore), Dr. Lo Ngai Nung (Singapore), Dr. Aree Tanavalee (Thailand), Dr. Chanin Lamsam (Thailand), Dr. Suthorn Bavonratanavech (Thailand), Dr. Thanainit Chotanaphuti (Thailand). Dr. Thomas S. Thornhill (USA), Dr. Freddie H. Fu (USA), Dr. Richard E. Jones (USA), Dr. Robert A. Stanton (USA), Dr. Christopher S. Mow (USA), Dr. Edward V. A. Lim (USA) and Dr. Nam Anh (Vietnam).
Although IHKS is a very young organization, it is able to attract many participants to its 2nd meeting. 578 participants attended this meeting, which is about 95% of orthopedics in Indonesia. Aside from the Indonesian participants, the 2nd IHKS is also attended by orthopedics from Asian countries. Among our attendants are several president and past presidents from National and International organizations. This meeting fulfills the mission of our society to bring world class education and exchange of experience to the Indonesian and Asian Orthopaedic Community for improvement of patient care in the future.