The first meeting of the Korean Academy of Temporomandubular Disorders(KATMD) was held in 1987 in Seoul. The need for an organization that would improve the quality of orofacial and temporomandibular presentations and offer an exchange of information among the various authorities in the field was evident. The name of the organization was to be The Korean Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders(KACMD). This name was subsequently changed in 2008 to The Korean Academy of Temporomandubular Disorders.
The basic objectives of the Academy were to improve the knowledge of those interested in orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders by increased communication and exchange of scientific information as well as to stimulate the profession towards greater awareness of these disorders and their treatment. Ever since its foundation, the academy has tired to enrich its members by offering academic symposiums, clinical training, and special lectures of internationally prominent scholars.
AACMD was founded by several dentists from Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore who were specialized in TMD and orofacial pain in 1988. As of now, we have 3 sister academies (Japan, Korea and Taiwan) in AACMD. Three countries take turns to hold biennial meeting. The academy is in the middle of trying to have more sister academies. AACMD represents Asia in the field of TMD and Orofacial pain. It has the longest history and highest activity in Asia. Two countries (Indonesia and Philippines) joined AACMD in 2015.
※ International Congress of Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders (ICOT)
Five sister academies from North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America take turns to hold international meeting every 4 years. The first ICOT Meeting was held in Chicago, USA in 1992. The second meeting was in Paris, France hosted by European Academy, the third was in Seoul, Korea by AACMD, the fourth was in Sydney, Australia and fifth meeting was in Salvador, Brazil. AAOP started the second round of ICOT in Las Vegas in 2014. AACMD, Asian academy, is supposed to hold ICOT in 2022 somewhere in Asia.