Organizers

The 47th World Congress of Surgery 2017 was a landmark event in the field of surgery. Almost 1,800 participants came together to exchange science and advance the field through the dissemination of knowledge. The event also facilitated the exchange of ideas on a formal and informal basis, enabling the advancement of patient care. 

Congress President

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Andrew G. Hill - New Zealand

President ISS/SIC, Congress President

Congress Vice Presidents

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Dimitrios Linos - Greece

IAES

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Manjul K. Joshipura - India

IATSIC

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Dileep Lobo - United Kingdom

IASMEN

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Cheng-Har Yip - Malaysia

BSI

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Tonia M. Young-Fadok - USA

ISDS

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Stephen W. Bickler - USA

ASAP

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Krzysztof Paśnik - Warzawa

APS (Association of Polish Surgeons)

Scientific Committees

Local Organizing Committee

International Society of Surgery (ISS)

Société Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC)

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Andrew G. Hill - Auckland, NZ

President ISS/SIC, Congress President

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John Hunter - Portland OR, US

President elect ISS/SIC

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Marco G. Patti - Chapel Hill NC, US

Past President ISS/SIC

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Kenneth D. Boffard - Johannesburg, SA

Secretary General ISS/SIC

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Anders O. Bergenfelz - Lund, SE

General Treasurer ISS/SIC

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Julie Ann Sosa - San Francisco, US

Editor in Chief WJS

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Hisham Abdullah, Putrajaya, MY

Councilor ISS/SIC

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Italo Braghetto, Santiago de Chile, CL

Councilor ISS/SIC

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Seigo Kitano, Yufu, JP

Councilor ISS/SIC

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Rowan W. Parks, Edinburgh, UK

Councilor ISS/SIC

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Gerard M. Doherty, Boston, USA

IAES Representative

Endocrine Surgery

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Christine Gaarder, Oslo, NO

IATSIC Representative

Trauma Surgery

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Takashi Higashiguchi, Mie, JP

IASMEN Representative

Metabolism and Nutrition

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Omar Z. Youssef, Cairo, EG

BSI Representative

Breast Surgery

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Hiroyuki Konno, Shizuoka, JP

ISDS Representative

Digestive Surgery

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Kathleen M. Casey, New Port, US

ASAP Representative

Anaesthesia

Adam Dziki graduated in Medical Academy from Lodz, where he started his career and works to this day. He is professor of surgery and chairman of the Department of General and Colorectal Surgery. Discover more

Adam Dziki - Łódź (LOC President)

President of the Polish Surgical Society, Krzysztof Paśnik, has a PhD in medical sciences, and has been the Head of the Department of General, Oncological, Metabolic and Thoracochirurgical Surgery since 2007. Discover more

Krzysztof Paśnik - Warszawa

Tomasz Banasiewicz graduated from Medical University in Poznan in 1994. He is currently Head of Department of General, Endocrynological Surgery and Gastrointestinal Oncology (since 2016). Discover more

Tomasz Banasiewicz - Poznań

Marcin Barczyński is a specialist in general and oncological surgery, with a European sub-specialisation in endocrine surgery. Discover more

Marcin Barczyński – Kraków

Andrzej Budzynski has been working at the "Red Surgery" since 1990. Since the introduction of laparoscopic technique in 1992, he has been a member of the team headed by Prof. Andrzej Bobrzyński. Discover more

Andrzej Budzyński - Kraków

Marek Dobosz is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the Medical University of Gdańsk. Discover more

Marek Dobosz - Gdańsk

Marek Jackowski graduated from the Medical University of Gdansk in 1975. He completed his second degree of specialization in general surgery in 1982. Discover more

Marek Jackowski - Toruń

Kielan Wojciech received his scientific title of professor of medical sciences in 2002. This lifelong title was awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland. Discover more

Wojciech Kielan - Wrocław

Stanislaw Klek studied at Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow (1991-1997), where he also obtained a PhD in 2003. Discover more

Stanisław Kłęk - Kraków

Lorenc Zbigniew graduated in 1985 from the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice. In 1991 he became a specialist in general surgery. Discover more

Zbigniew Lorenc - Katowice

Andrzej Matyja is curently the Chair of the 2nd Department of General Surgery of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Discover more

Andrzej Matyja - Kraków

Maciej Michalik graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the Medical Academy in Gdańsk in 1984. He obtained his surgical specialization in 1991, and a doctorate supervised by Prof. Trenker from Gdańsk in 1993. Discover more

Maciej Michalik - Olsztyn

Piotr Richter is a graduate of the University of Medicine in Krakow.

Piotr Richter - Kraków

Wiesław Tarnowski is a graduate of the First Faculty of Medicine at the Medical University of Warsaw. Discover more

Wiesław Tarnowski - Warszawa

Grzegorz Wallner received his medical doctor's degree (with distinction) in 1978. He holds a full professor title at the Medical University of Lublin in 2005. Discover more

Grzegorz Wallner - Lublin

Krzysztof Zieniewicz graduated from the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland. He is currently Chairman of the Department of General, Transplant & Liver Surgery at the Medical University of Warsaw. Discover more

Krzysztof Zieniewicz - Warszawa

Integrated Societies of ISS/SIC and their Representatives in the Program Committee

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IAES - International Association of Endocrine Surgeons

Janice L. Pasieka, Canada

Gerard M. Doherty, USA

iaes-endocrine-surgeons.com

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IATSIC - International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care

Christine Gaarder, Norway

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IASMEN - International Association for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition

Steven E. Wolf, USA

Takashi Higashiguchi, Japan

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BSI - Breast Surgery International

Sharon Wing Wai Chan, Hong Kong

Omar Youssef, Egypt

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ISDS - International Society for Digestive Surgery

Alessandro Fichera, USA

Hiroyuki Konno, Japan

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ASAP - Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence

Russel Gruen, Singapore

Kathleen M. Casey, USA

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Participating Societies and their Representatives in the Program Committee

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AAS Association for Academic Surgery

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

www.aasurg.org

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AAST American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Michael F. Rotondo, USA

www.aast.org

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ACS American College of Surgeons

Peter Angelos, USA / Kathleen M. Casey, USA

www.facs.org

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APIMSF The Ambroise Paré International

Military Surgery Forum

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

www.apimsf.org

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AWS Association of Women Surgeons

Christine Laronga, USA

www.womensurgeons.org

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FELAC Federación Latinoamericana de Cirugía

Italo Braghetto, Chile / Natan Zundel, Colombia

www.felacred.org

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IASSS International Association of Student Surgical Societies

Sulé Burger, South Africa / Alex Scott, South Africa

www.iasss.org

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ISBI International Society for Burn Injuries

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

www.worldburn.org

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