International Surgical Week ISW - World Congress of Surgery


The main meeting of IATSIC is in conjunction with the biennial International Surgical Week ISW (World Congress of Surgery) 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 Krakow, Poland in August 2019. 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 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2022 (postponed from 2021). 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!

Please continue to watch this website for new information as it becomes available.


Next Congress (postponed from 2021)

International Surgical Week ISW 2022

28 August - 1 September 2022, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Congress Website:


Deadline for Abstract submission: 28 January 2022 (no extension)



Immediate Past Congress


World Congress of Surgery WCS 2019
(formerly International Surgical Week ISW)
11 - 15 August 2019, Krakow, Poland
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