48th World Congress of Surgery (WCS) 2019, Krakow, Poland
The International Society of Surgery (ISS) / Société Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC) is proud to present the 48th World Congress of Surgery (WCS) - formerly International Surgical Week (ISW) - in Poland from 11-15 August 2019.
Engaging and insightful, the World Congress of Surgery 2019 will be unlike any other meeting. Offering scientific excellence in the field of surgery at an affordable price, the event will bring together many of the world's leading experts. WCS 2019 will also provide a platform for scientific and clinical working groups where they can collaborate to establish the foundations for future diagnostic and surgical challenges, and discuss novel approaches and standards, facilitating progress towards real-time, patient-oriented solutions.
WCS 2019 has been granted 37 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).
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Organizers - meet the committee
Meet the members of the Local Organizing Committee and the Scientific Committee. Discover
An exciting series of named lectures will be delivered by world-renowned experts in their respective fields. More than 60 main sessions on relevant topics will be offered. WCS 2019 has been granted 37 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).
Registration - benefit from reduced fees
Become an ISS/SIC member, or renew your current ISS/SIC membership and enjoy reduced registration fees.
Book your accommodation in time - Krakow is a popular city for tourists and hotels will be full in August. There are hotels in various categories, including a very good offer for students and travel scholars.
Social program and networking events
Have a look at the social program and make sure, you book the tickets early.
Abstract volume now online
The abstract volume can now be downloaded.
Full information for speakers is available now.
Translation into Polish
Certain sessions in the Auditorium S1 will be translated into Polish. BRING YOUR PERSONAL EARPHONES to get translation. Full information for translation is available here.
International Society of Surgery (ISS)
Société Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC)
and its Integrated Societies:
IAES - International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
IATSIC - International Association for Trauma Sugery and Intensive Care
IASMEN - International Association for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition
BSI - Breast Surgery International
ISDS - International Society for Digestive Surgery
ASAP - Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence