Gear up for the 5th Regional Congress


We are inviting you to two days of “Sun, Sand & Smiles…An APO Boracay Getaway” which will reach out to Orthodontists from all over the archipelago. The world famous white sands and blue waters of Boracay will be the perfect backdrop to promote camaraderie and learning.

This Congress will feature two of the most sought after international speakers in Orthodontics (Dr. Derek Mahony of Sydney & Dr. Loh Kai Woh of Singapore) and the participation of experienced clinicians from various parts of the country as Posterboard presenters. We shall also be having a trade exhibit to cater to your orthodontic needs. A grand luau party which will be free of charge for all delegates plus an exciting APO Adventure Race will also be among the many highlights of this event. The APO will also be the proud host of the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society (APOS) executive committee meeting which will be attended by the Orthodontic heads of the 15 member countries in the Asian Pacific region.

March 5 & 6, 2009 at the Boracay Regency Resort Hotel
APOS EC Meeting on March 5, 2009 (1:00 – 5:00PM)
Contact for more details
PAL flies to Boracay several times a day (Manila-Caticlan). Visit their website at to make an on-line ticket purchase. A round trip ticket (Manila-Caticlan-Manila) costs around P4,000++ per person. PAL flights will depart / arrive at the new NAIA Terminal 3.
Once in Caticlan, guests of Boracay Regency will be given hotel transfers to the main island of Boracay via a 15 minute boat ride.
Boracay Regency will be giving delegates of the Congress a special hotel rate of P5,693.00 net per day (twin sharing with breakfast). Reservations can be made through their website at or call the Manila office at Tel. (02) 523-1234.
APOS MEMBERS will be asked to:
1. Bring their national flag for the parade of colors
2. Participate in the posterboard exhibit
3. Participate in the APO Adventure Race (March 6, 2009 / 2-5PM)

All of these, plus much much more awaits you as the APO Board and the Congress Organizing Committee ensure to make this event a once in a lifetime experience… So download the registration form by clicking here. Print and fill out, then email to rightaway. See you in Boracay!

– Dr. Jose Manuel R. Rivera
APO President, 2008-2010
Chair, 5th Biennial Regional Orthodontic Congress