Welcome by the ISDS President
Dear colleagues and friends,
Welcome to the International Society for Digestive Surgery (ISDS) homepage. We hope you will take this opportunity to learn more about us and decide to become part of our scientific and social family.
The members of our Society are devoted to the education, research, understanding and management of the surgical diseases that afflict the gastrointestinal tract of our patients worldwide. Through the society we are able to exchange ideas, learn from each other and establish professional and personal relationships that benefit patients and providers alike. It is a true privilege and an honor to be the ISDS President for the 2019/2021 cycle.
The work of the President and the Executive Committee will culminate with the organization of the International Surgical Week 2021 - the World's Congress of Surgery - the 49th Congress of the International Society of Surgery (ISS/SIC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia August 29 to September 2, 2021 a unique opportunity for discussion of state-of-the-art concepts, mentorship of young surgeons developing their careers and sponsorship of established surgeons who can benefit from an international network of colleagues. Hence the concept of a scientific and social family, rather than just another Surgical Society.
We have a lot of work ahead of us and we are already in the planning phases of another outstanding gathering. Please join us and plan to attend the Congress in Kuala Lumpur.
If you have any questions or ideas to share with us feel free to contact me at the email address available on the website.
Alessandro Fichera, MD, FACS, FASCRS
ISDS General Assembly
ISDS Adminstrative Office
8008 Zürich, Switzerland
Tel. +41 44 533 76 50
Fax. +41 44 533 76 59
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