World Congress of Surgery WCS

(formerly International Surgical Week ISW)


The main meeting of IATSIC is in conjunction with the biennial World Congress of Surgery (formerly organized as International Surgical Week ISW) organized by the International Society of Surgery ISS/SIC. Regularly some 15 - 20 International Specialist Societies, amongst which are the six ISS/SIC Integrated Societies (IATSIC, IAES, BSI, IASMEN, ISDS, ASAP) as well as some National Surgical Societies cover the broad spectrum of surgery during a 4-day scientific program. With the aim to gather surgeons in all stages of their career and from all around the globe, the WCS provides platform for the mutual exchange of scientific knowledge and new techniques.

A very successful WCS was held in Basel, Switzerland in August 2017. The IATSIC sessions were very well-attended by a diverse group of international trauma surgeons. IATSIC in combination with international societies such as AAST, APIMSF, ISDS, IASMEN, ISBI, ASAP presented a full week's scientific program.

We are looking forward to the next IATSIC/ISS meeting to be held in Krakow, Poland in 2019. We look forward to seeing you there and hope that you will begin to consider submitting abstracts for that meeting… its never too early to commence planning!

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Next Congress


World Congress of Surgery WCS 2019
11 - 15 August 2019, Krakow, Poland

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Immediate Past Congress


World Congress of Surgery WCS 2017
13 - 17 August 2017, Basel, Switzerland

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