President's Message

The APHS Congress 2019 in Bali is over. Barlian and Errawan have organized a fantastic show with an extensive and interesting scientific program, five workshops, live transmission, Hernia Essential course and a successful second convocation ceremony, and an overwhelming and engaging social get together on the beautiful island of gods. Thank you so much Barlian and the entire team from Indonesia for this excellent annual congress, your great hospitality, the warm atmosphere and the exclusive location...

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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 Hernia Society of India

The Taiwanese Hernia Society

The Thai Hernia Society

The Japanese Hernia Society

The Indonesian Society

The Singapore Hernia Society