1,258 abstracts submitted
257 oral & video presentations
2 plenary sessions
6 named lectures
3 state-of-the-art lectures
64 main sessions
WCS 2017 in numbers
The 48th World Congress of Surgery (WCS) 2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 37 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).
Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
The EACCME® is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.eu. Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credits to AMA credits can be found at
Live educational activities occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC® credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.