Organizers

The 47th World Congress of Surgery 2017 was a landmark event in the field of surgery, bringing together almost 1,800 participants to exchange science and advance the field through the dissemination of knowledge as well as by facilitating the exchange of ideas on a formal and informal basis that allow for the advancement of patient care. 

Scientific Committees

 

International Society of Surgery (ISS)

Société Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC)

President ISS/SIC & Congress President

Andrew G. Hill, Auckland, New Zealand

President elect ISS/SIC

John Hunter, Portland, USA

Immediate Past President ISS/SIC

Marco G. Patti, Chapel Hill, USA

Secretary General ISS/SIC

Kenneth D. Boffard, Johannesburg, South Africa

General Treasurer ISS/SIC

Anders O. Bergenfelz, Lund, Sweden

Editor in Chief WJS

Julie Ann Sosa, Durham, USA

Councilor

Hisham Abdullah, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Councilor

Italo Braghetto, Santiago de Chile, Chile

Councilor

Seigo Kitano, Yufu, Japan

Councilor

Rowan W. Parks, Edinburgh, UK

IAES Representative

Gerard M. Doherty, Boston, USA

IATSIC Representative

Christine Gaarder, Oslo, Norway

IASMEN Representative

Takashi Higashiguchi, Mie, Japan

BSI Representative

Omar Z. Youssef, Cairo, Egypt

ISDS Representative

Hiroyuki Konno, Shizuoka, Japan

ASAP Representative

Kathleen M. Casey, New Port, USA

Collective Member Societies of ISS/SIC

and their Program Representatives in

the Program Committee of WCS 2019

IAES

The International Association of Endocrine Surgeons

Janice L. Pasieka, Canada / Gerard M. Doherty, USA

www.iaes-endocrine-surgeons.com

IATSIC

The International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care

Christine Gaarder, Norway

www.iatsic.org

IASMEN

The International Association for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition

Steven E. Wolf, USA / Takashi Higashiguchi, Japan

www.iasmen.org

BSI

Breast Surgery International

Sharon Wing Wai Chan, Hong Kong / Omar Youssef, Egypt

www.bsisurgery.org

ISDS

International Society for Digestive Surgery

Alessandro Fichera, USA / Hiroyuki Konno, Japan

www.cicd-isds.org

ASAP

Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence

Russel Gruen, Singapore / Kathleen M. Casey, USA

www.asaptoday.org

WCS Partner Societies

and their Representatives in the

Program Committee of WCS 2019

AAS Association for Academic Surgery

Melina R. Kibbe, USA / Adil H. Haider, USA 

www.aasurg.org

AAST American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Michael F. Rotondo, USA

www.aast.org

ACS American College of Surgeons

Peter Angelos, USA / Kathleen M. Casey, USA

www.facs.org

APIMSF The Ambroise Paré International

Military Surgery Forum

Kenan Yusif-zade , Azerbaijan / Norman M. Rich, USA

www.apimsf.org

AWS Association of Women Surgeons

Christine Laronga, USA

www.womensurgeons.org

FELAC Federación Latinoamericana de Cirugía

Italo Braghetto, Chile / Natan Zundel, Colombia

www.felacred.org

IASSS International Association of Student Surgical Societies

Sulé Burger, South Africa / Alex Scott, South Africa

www.iasss.org

ISBI International Society for Burn Injuries

David N. Herndon, USA / Basil A. Pruitt Jr., USA

www.worldburn.org

Local Participating Societies 

APS Association of Polish Surgeons

Krzysztof Paśnik, Warszawa
www.tchp.pl

PSSO Polish Society of Surgical Oncology

Wojciech Wysocki, Krakow

www.ptcho.pl

Local Organizing Committee


Adam Dziki - Łódź (LOC President)

Krzysztof Paśnik - Warszawa

Tomasz Banasiewicz - Poznań

Marcin Barczyński – Kraków

Andrzej Budzyński - Kraków

Marek Dobosz - Gdańsk

Marek Jackowski - Toruń

Wojciech Kielan - Wrocław

Stanisław Kłęk - Kraków

Zbigniew Lorenc - Katowice

Andrzej Matyja - Kraków

Maciej Michalik - Olsztyn

Piotr Richter - Kraków

Wiesław Tarnowski - Warszawa

Grzegorz Wallner - Lublin

Krzysztof Zieniewicz - Warszawa

Congress Secretariat WCS 2019
c/o MCI Geneva Office
9, rue du Pré-Bouvier
1242, Satigny, Geneva
Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 33 99 596
Email: wcs@mci-group.com
Registration/Hotel enquiries, Email: wcsreghot@mci-group.com

Scientific Secretariat WCS 2019
c/o ISS/SIC
Seefeldstrasse 88
8008 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 533 76 50
Fax: +41 44 533 76 59
E-mail: surgery@iss-sic.com
Web: www.iss-sic.com

See you in Krakow!

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