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2019 ARCO(Association Research Circulation Osseous)Biennial Meeting was held in China firstly


On May 3rd, the 2019 ARCO Biennial Meeting, hosted by the Association Research Circulation Osseous and organized by Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University, was held in both Dalian and China for the first time.

At the opening ceremony, vice chairman and secretary general of ARCO, Professor Lynne C. Jones of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and vice chairman of ARCO, Professor Zhao Dewei, president of Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University, delivered speeches respectively. Professor Zhao Dewei said that he was honored to host the first ARCO annual meeting in mainland China as the chairman of ARCO annual meeting, and extended a warm welcome to all the experts, scholars and colleagues. He hoped that through this meeting, we can acqurie knowledge and enjoy friendship.

President-Elect of ARCO, Professor Edward Cheng from University of Minnesota, Secretary-Treasurer, Professor Cui Quanjun from University of Virginia School of Medicine, VP-Asia, Professor Shin-Yoon Kim from Kyungpook National University, VP-Europe, Professor Philippe Hernigou, VP-Japan, Professor Nobuhiko Sugano from Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, VP-United Stated, Professor Stuart Googman from Stanford University and others were invited to attend the opening ceremony. After the opening ceremony, top experts from China and abroad held a special discussion. The meeting was divided into eight topics: Stem Cells in Osteonecrosis, New Diagnostics in Osteonecrosis, Arthritis of the hip in young patients, Current Treatment Concepts in Osteonecrosis, Basic Research and Anatomy in Osteonecrosis, Clinical Translation of Biologics on Osteonecrosis, Disorder Relates to Disturbance in Bone Circulation,  Classification of ONFH. Foreign experts and Professor Yu Aixi from Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Professor Zhang Feng, chief editor of Microsurgery, distinguished professor of  Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University, Professor Wang Kunzheng from the second Affiliated Hospital of Xian Jiaotong University, Professor Li Zirong from China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Professor Zhang Changqing from The 6th  Hospital of Shanghai Jiaotong University and other experts in the field of bone circulation and osteonecrosis made a special report the core technology and clinical application of osteonecrosis.

On May 4th, ARCO-China was formally established and the awarding ceremony was held at the same time .

We have learned that ARCO was founded in the early 1970s, the aim is to actively promote the clinical and basic research of bone circulation and bone circulation diseases, especially in the field of osteonecrosis, so as to establish an international academic exchange platform for bone circulation experts all over the world.