Message from the ASA President
On behalf of the Council of the Asian Surgical Association and the Organising Committee of the 20th Asian Congress of Surgery led by Congress President, Dr Albert Chan, it is my pleasure to extend a personal invitation to you to join us from 11-13 September 2015 in Hong Kong.
This 20th Asian Congress of Surgery promises to be a special event as it will be held in conjunction with the Silver Jubilee Congress of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary this year.
Hong Kong holds a special place for many of us, and aside from being a significant member of the Asian Surgical community, is also home to the secretariat for the Asian Surgical Association. It is certainly opportune for us to be able to renew friendships and ties as well as celebrate a very special and auspicious occasion for the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong.
The theme for this year’s Congress is 'Surgery for Tomorrow Asia' and focuses on how to achieve excellent outcomes in surgery under limited resources as faced by many surgeons from Asian countries. This will certainly be an important meeting and forum for us as we explore ways of advancing surgical care for our people.
We look forward to welcoming you in Hong Kong at the combined 20th Asian Surgical Congress and Silver Jubilee Congress of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong.
London Lucien Ooi
Asian Surgical Association Message from the Congress President
On behalf of the organizing committee and the Asian Surgical Association, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 20th
Asian Congress of Surgery (ACS) which will be held in the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center during 11-13 September 2015.
After almost two decades, this exciting event will once again return to Hong Kong, in a venue that is located right in the heart of the city on Victoria harbor that provides a spectacular backdrop to this event. This will also be the year to celebrate the 25th
anniversary for the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong and will offer a valuable opportunity for our colleagues from Asia-Pacific countries as well as the local region to establish professional network and friendship.
The theme of this congress is ‘Surgery for Tomorrow’s Asia’ and will focus on various ways to achieve excellence and high standards in surgery in light of an ever growing healthcare demands and economic changes in many Asian countries. A series of state-of-the-art lectures and symposiums by both overseas and local eminent speakers will showcase their visions on the future development in surgery in the Asia-Pacific region.
Hong Kong is a vibrant cosmopolitan city that is embraced by rich culture and heritage. We look forward to seeing you at the 20th
Asian Congress of Surgery which will be held in conjunction with the RCSEd/CSHK Conjoint Congress 2015.
With warmest regards,
Asian Congress of Surgery