Taiwan Pediatric Orthopedic Society TPOS
TPOS was founded in 1994 and the number of members increased quickly to around 130 by the year 2000. The present of this society was elected every two years.
The past presidents include Dr. Chun-Hsiung Shih (1994-1996), Dr. Mathew NF Wang (1996-1998) and Dr. Shier-Chieg Huang (1998-2000).
International Correspondence Besides these three former presidents, there are two more TPOS members who are also members of Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).
Dr. Ken N Kuo, who is now a professor of Orthopedic Department in Rush Medical School of Chicago, is an active member of POSNA since 1984 and Dr. Mark CJ Lin, who is now the secretary general of TPOS, is a corresponding member of POSNA since 1993.
TPOS became an alliance society of POSNA since 1997 and it is becoming an alliance society of International Federation of Pediatric Orthopaedic Society (IFPOS). TPOS has also close relationship with Pediatric Section of West Pacific Orthopedic Association (WPOA), Japanese Pediatric Orthopedic Association (JPOA) and Korean Pediatric Orthopaedic Society (KPOS).
The Directory Board The directory board include 15 directorates elected by all members with the term of two years.