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President’s Letter (November 19, 2019)

Catania, Italy (November 19, 2019)
Dr. Filippo Drago
Dear Colleagues, After a long and careful selection procedure, the AOPT Board of Directors has decided about the venue of the 2021 international Congress. It is my pleasure to announce that the next AOPT Congress will be held in Shenyang, China, on March 11-14 2021. We believe that our meeting in Shenyang – the gateway to Northeast China – will be an exciting venture for AOPT members and industrial partners. I want to thank the fruitful participation in the bid procedure of the colleagues proposing other locations, i.e. Hong Kong, Dublin and Miami. After some technical problems have been solved, the AOPT website is again accessible. I want to apologize for any inconvenience the suspended availability of the website may have caused to you. Last but not least, we are working to set up a themed US-based AOPT meeting to be held in the second half of 2020. This will allow us to meet as a scientific association every year instead of every other year. A warm hug.

Filippo Drago, M.D.,Ph.D.
University of Catania Medical School

Ashwat Jayagopal, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Thomas Yorio, Ph.D.
University of North TX Health Science Center

Shusheng Wang

Cheryl L. Rowe-Rendleman, Ph.D.
Omar Consulting Group, LLC

Malinda Fitzgerald

Dan Stamer
Duke University


Sanjoy Bhattacharya
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Claudio Bucolo, Ph.D.
University of Catania, Italy

Dorette Ellis
University of North TX Health Science Center

Shahid Husain
Medical University of South Carolina

Goldis Malek
Duke University

Najam Sharif
Santen Inc., USA

Chi-Ho To

Heping Xu