APTS 2024

Welcome Message

Welcome Message of the Director of the APTS

Dear Esteemed Colleagues and Friends,

With great pleasure and excitement, we extend a warm welcome to you all to the 5th Congress of Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery (APTS 2024), hosted in the vibrant city of Bangkok, Thailand, on October 3-5, 2024.

Over the past decade, the APTS has been at the forefront of fostering collaboration, innovation, and excellence in thyroid surgery across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Moreover, the APTS stands as a testament to our shared commitment to advancing patient care, enhancing surgical techniques, and promoting interdisciplinary collaboration. As of February 2024, the active APTS membership has increased to more than 1430 from 49 countries. I sincerely thank all active and committee members for their dedication and contributions.

The APTS 2024 will be an invaluable platform for sharing knowledge, exchanging insights, and forging lasting friendships with fellow experts and enthusiasts. Let us seize this opportunity to engage in fruitful discussions, learn from each other's experiences, and collectively contribute to advancing thyroid surgery. As we convene for this monumental event, we not only celebrate the incredible advancements in thyroid surgery but also mark the joyous occasion of the 10th anniversary of the APTS.

With its rich cultural heritage, warm hospitality, and culinary delights, Bangkok provides the perfect backdrop for our congress. As you immerse yourself in the bustling streets and captivating sights of this magnificent city, we encourage you to take full advantage of the networking and exploration opportunities that Bangkok offers.

Once again, a warm welcome to the APTS 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand. May this congress be a source of inspiration, learning, and unforgettable experiences for all.

I am very much looking forward to seeing you in Bangkok, Thailand.

Warmest regards,

Kyung Tae
Director of APTS

Welcome Message of the Congress President
Dear Esteemed Colleagues and Friends,

We are thrilled to extend our warm invitation to the 5th Congress of The Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery, in collaboration with the Annual Meeting of the Royal Collage of Otolaryngologists-Head and Neck Surgeons of Thailand, a gathering of leading experts, researchers, and practitioners in the field of thyroid surgery. This prestigious event promises to be a platform for knowledge exchange, collaborative discussions, innovative research and groundbreaking insights. The congress will be on 3-5 October 2024 with pre-congress workshop on 2 October 2024 at The Berkeley Hotel in theme: “Precision & Personalized Management”.

We aim at bringing together head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and associated specialties in the field of thyroid surgery from Asia, and around the world to share and learn in a multidisciplinary focus. We have invited prominent experts and world-renowned speakers as well as national and international societies to participate in the academic sessions. The scientific program includes keynote lectures, symposiums, panel discussions and free paper presentation. A hands-on pre-congress cadaveric workshop on transoral thyroidectomy (TOETVA) is prepared. Besides the compelling scientific program, it is the best time to visit Thailand, you will enjoy the taste of authentic Thai food and our famous hospitality.

Join us in advancing the frontiers of thyroid surgery. Together, we can uplift quality care and shape the future of our field.

With warmest welcome to Bangkok, I am looking forward to seeing you all.

Phakdee Sannikorn
Congress President

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

As the General Secretary of the Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery, it is my great pleasure to extend a heartfelt invitation to each of you to join us at APTS2024 in Bangkok.

This conference attracts global participants eager to delve into revolutionary discussions and share their proficiency in thyroid surgery. Past attendees have greatly benefited from an extensive program featuring keynote addresses by distinguished experts, interactive workshops, and presentations on the latest research findings. The atmosphere of collaboration and educational growth at the meeting enables attendees to refine their skills, keep pace with recent advancements, and cultivate invaluable professional connections. Participating in this conference not only furthers one's professional development but also provides a unique chance to join a community committed to enhancing patient care and outcomes in thyroid surgery. APTS2024 is set to be an outstanding forum for professionals, researchers, and students to discover recent innovations, techniques, and challenges in the field.

Bangkok, known for its rich cultural heritage and modern vibrancy, offers the perfect backdrop for this gathering. We have meticulously planned a comprehensive program that not only focuses on academic excellence but also provides opportunities for networking, cultural exchange, and experiencing the unique charm of Thailand.

I warmly invite you to what promises to be an enlightening and unforgettable gathering. Let's come together to propel our field forward, share our insights, and support the advancement of thyroid surgery.

Looking forward to welcoming you to Bangkok in October 2024.

Warm regards,

Tsung-Lin Yang. MD. PhD. EMBA
General Secretary
Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery (APTS)

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

As the APTS2024 Congress Secretary, I am excited to give a warm welcome all of you to the APTS2024 Conference here in Thailand! We are honored to have each of you join us for this significant event dedicated to advancing knowledge and innovation in thyroid surgery. As we gather here, we recognize the importance of collaboration, shared expertise, and the pursuit of excellence. Let’s engage in fruitful discussions, learn from one another, and contribute to the future of thyroid surgery. Throughout the conference, we will explore cutting-edge techniques, hear from distinguished speakers, and delve into topics that shape our field. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or a curious learner, your presence enriches this gathering.

Thank you for being part of this remarkable journey. Let’s make the most of our time together and create lasting impact.

Safe travels, and let the conference begin!

Best regards,
Napadon Tangjaturonrasme
Congress Secretary

The 5th Congress of Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery

Important Dates

Coming soon

  • Open Early Bird Registration
  • Open Abstract Submission

31 August 2024

  • Close Early Bird Registration

1 September 2024

  • Open Regular rate Registration

30 September 2024

  • Close Regular rate Registration

2 October 2024

  • Pre-congress

3-5 October 2024

  • Congress

4 October 2024

  • Gala Dinner


Mahidol University

Assoc. Prof. Pattarawadee Leelataweewud

Srinakharinwirot University

Asst. Prof. Kwanchanok Youcharoen

Mahidol University

Asst. Prof. Pornpailin Kasemkhun

Chair of Scientific Session
Chiang-Mai University

Assoc. Prof. Papimon Chompooinwai

Mahidol University (Adjunct faculty)

Opas Rirattanapong

Thai Association of Pediatric Dentistry

Kamolchanok Diewsurin

Mahidol University

Assoc. Prof. Apiwan Smutkeeree

Mahidol University

Dr. Sawanya Prutthithaworn

Mahidol University

Assoc. Prof. Praphasri Rirattanapong


Sukritta Vichayanrat

Chulalongkorn University

Kullanant Pansrimangkorn

Mahidol University

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sivaporn Horsophonphong

Srinakharinwirot university

Dr. Narinee Chinajitphan

Srinakharinwirot university

Dr. Wichida Chaweewannakorn

Chiang-Mai University

Asst. Prof. Chanika Manmontri

Chair of Award Review Committee
Mahidol University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pornpoj Fuangtharnthip

Prince of Songkhla University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Supatcharin Piwat

Prince of Songkhla University
(Adjunct faculty)

Asst. Prof. Dr. Oitip Chankanka

University of Phayao (Adjunct faculty)

Asst. Prof. Pichanun Liawrungrueang

Mae Fah Luang University

Wilai Ariyavutikul

Chulalongkorn University

Somkamol Vanichvatana