Preparations for 2021 TAO Annual Meeting have started as scheduled, due to the ups and downs of the Covid-19 outbreak, after many assessments and discussions by the Organizing Committee and the Council, this year's Congress was originally scheduled to be held at Kaohsiung Lin Palace to be changed to full on-line manner. This year, the Organizing Committee, led by Dr. Cheng-Feng Cheng, the Chairman of the 2021 TAO annual meeting and also the Vice President of TAO, including Chief Dr. Yu-Chuan Tseng, Chief Dr. Chun-Liang Kuo, Chief Dr. Ching-Ming Su, Chief Dr. Yu-Jen Chang, and Chief Dr. Chen-Jung Chang, with the full support of all committee members, aims to provide a platform to exchange cross-disciplinary thoughts, ideas and innovation through a variety of speeches.
Regardless of the impact of the epidemic, still, we have invited three outstanding international lecturers to give virtual speeches. Moreover, many domestic lecturers, the elder, middle, and young orthodontists from the three generations, will demonstrate their skills and experience on the stage. In order to witness the strength of the young generation in Taiwanese orthodontic field. At the same time, our Educational Committee also prepares a series of brilliant reports in the Residency Meeting, to illustrate Taiwan's training energy. Each program theme is well arranged by our Organizing Committee, and I believe that it will definitely catch your intent attention. I hereby sincerely invite any doctor who is interested in the orthodontic field to review the past knowledge and get new inspiration for the future with us together, also look forward to the doctors and businesses can support the TAO to create the first full-line meeting.
Eddie, Hsiang-Hua Lai, DDS, MS, PhD, MOrth, FDSRCS(Edin), FICD
President, Taiwan Association of Orthodontists (TAO)