It is with great pleasure that we, the officers and executive committee members of APHS invite you to be part of the 14th International Congress of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society, which will be held on November 29th to 1st of December 2018 in Dubai. Our President Elect Rolf Hartung leads the organizing committee for this conference and they have promised an exciting scientific meeting for all of us. With the theme, “Hernia Tailor Made,” the conference will give all of the participants the opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise as well as learn new things in the field of Hernia Surgery. The Annual International Congress of the APHS enables its members to present new things, new techniques, and new endeavours in the Hernia specialty. It also provides opportunity to strengthen our hernia brotherhood, rekindle friendship as well as make new friends in the Asia Pacific region.

On behalf of the APHS officers and executive committee, we extend to you a warm welcome for the APHS 2018 in Dubai.
Yours truly,

Dr. Jose Macario Faylona, MD, FPCS, FACS
President- Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS)
Philippines