The World's Congress of Surgery
With pleasure, I can inform you that the International Surgical Week ISW 2022, our 49th World Congress will take place face-to-face next year. We will get together from 15 to 18 August in Vienna, Austria. I hope you will make your August plans to include a trip to central Europe.
I want to let you know that we have decided to move the congress location with the support of the College of Surgeons of Malaysia CSAMM. In August 2024, the 50th World Congress of the International Society of Surgery ISS/SIC will be in Kuala Lumpur in association with the College of Surgeons of Malaysia CSAMM.
John G. Hunter
Save the date: 15-18 Aug'22!
In 2021, when we transformed International Surgical Week ISW 2021 to become Virtual Surgical Week VSW 2022, we were hoping for recovery from the pandemic, across the globe, and we still believe that we will soon see a sustainable upswing. At the same time, however, we have had to recognize that this recovery will not happen in time to create a strong and – most importantly – successful congress in Malaysia in August 2022.
In Europe, larger face-to-face meetings started to resume in the second half of 2021 and more are planned for 2022. Although Austria currently has a surge in Covid cases, and a short-term lock down, we are optimistic that with increasing mandatory vaccination in Austria, and perhaps elsewhere, and ongoing vaccinations, boosters and the coming of summer, this is not expected to pose problems by next year.
In parallel, the organizer, International Society of Surgery ISS/SIC is in close contact with the College of Surgeons of Malaysia CSAMM to plan the International Surgical Week ISW 2024 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
As an international community, we look to the future with positivity, anticipation, and motivation. Our mission remains the same: to bring the latest scientific advances – wherever discovered – onto the world stage, presented by the most distinguished surgeons in the world and by the brightest young minds from around the globe.
We continue to work hard towards our common goals and cannot wait to see many of you in person at the International Surgical Week ISW 2022 in Vienna, Austria.
We observe the COVID situation and keep you updated.