47th World Congress of Surgery 2017 - Basel, Switzerland, 13-17 August 2017

Organizers

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEES

a) International Society of Surgery / Société Internationale de Chirurgie (ISS/SIC)

President ISS/SIC & Congress President Marco G. Patti, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
President elect ISS/SIC Andrew G. Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Immediate Past President ISS/SIC Nopadol Wora-Urai, Bangkok, Thailand
Secretary General ISS/SIC Ken D. Boffard, Johannesburg, South Africa
General Treasurer ISS/SIC Sats S. Pillay, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Editor in Chief WJS John G. Hunter, Portland, USA
Councilor Doris Henne-Bruns, Ulm, Germany
Councilor Andrew G. Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Councilor Seigo Kitano, Yufu, Japan
Councilor Rowan W. Parks, Edinburgh, UK
IAES Representative Dimitrios A. Linos, Marousi, Greece
IATSIC Representative Manjul K. Joshipura, Ahmedabad Gujarat, India
IASMEN Representative Dileep Lobo, Nottingham, UK
BSI Representative Cheng-Har Yip, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
ISDS Representative Alberto R. Ferreres, Buenos Aires, Argentina
ASAP Representative Stephen W. Bickler, San Diego, USA


b) Collective Member Societies of ISS/SIC
and their Representatives

IAES

The International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Dimitrios A. Linos, Greece – Janice L. Pasieka, Canada
www.iaes-endocrine-surgeons.com

IATSIC

The International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care
Manjul K. Joshipura, India – Christine Gaarder, Norway
www.iatsic.org

IASMEN

The International Association for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition
Dileep Lobo, UK – Anders Thorell, Sweden
www.iasmen.org

BSI

Breast Surgery International
Cheng-Har Yip, Malaysia – Elisabeth Elder, Australia
www.bsisurgery.org
Download the BSI Pamphlet here PDF.

ISDS

International Society for Digestive Surgery
Alberto R. Ferreres, Argentina – Alessandro Fichera, USA
www.cicd-isds.org

ASAP

Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence
Stephen W. Bickler, USA – Miliard Derbew, Ethiopia
www.asaptoday.org

c) Partner Societies WCS 2017
and their Representatives in the Program Committee of WCS 2017

ACS

American College of Surgeons
Kathleen Casey, USA
www.facs.org

AAS

Association for Academic Surgery
Melina R. Kibbe, USA – Justin B. Dimick, USA
www.aasurg.org

AAST

American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Thomas Scalea, USA
www.aast.org

APIMSF

The Ambroise Paré International Military Surgery Forum
Christian Willy, Germany – Zvonimir Lovric, Croatia – Norman M. Rich, USA
www.apimsf.org

AWS

Association of Women Surgeons
Sharon L. Stein, USA
www.womensurgeons.org

EAES

European Association for Endoscopic Surgery
Eduardo Targarona Soler, Spain
www.eaes-eur.org

FELAC

Federación Latinoamericana de Cirugía
Italo Braghetto, Chile - Samuel Shuchleib, Mexico
www.felacred.org

IASSS International Association of Student Surgical Societies
Sulé Burger, South Africa – Alex Scott, South Africa
www.iasss.org
ISBI

International Society for Burn Injuries
Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., USA – David Herndon, USA
www.worldburn.org

WOFAPS

World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons
Prem Puri, Ireland – David Sigalet, Canada
www.wofaps.org


d) Local Participating Societies
and their Representatives in the Program Committee of WCS 2017

SGACT Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Allgemeinchirurgie und Traumatologie
(Swiss Society for General Surgery and Traumatology)
Philipp M. Lenzlinger, Switzerland - Tobias Zingg, Switzerland
http://www.sgact.ch
SGC Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Chirurgie
(Swiss Surgical Society)
Marcel Jakob, Switzerland - Tobias Zingg, Switzerland
http://sgc-ssc.ch/
SGVC Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Viszeralchirurgie
(Swiss Visceral Surgeons)
Ralph Peterli, Switzerland
www.viszeralchirurgie.ch
SMOB Swiss Society for the Study of Morbid Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
Ralph Peterli, Switzerland
www.smob.ch

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF WCS 2017, BASEL, SWITZERLAND
August 13 – 17, 2017

Prof. Pierre-Alain Clavien
Co-President of the WCS 2017
Chair, Department of Surgery
University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
E-Mail: clavien@access.uzh.ch; Karin.Wettstein@usz.ch

Prof. Nicolas Demartines
Co-President of the WCS 2017
Chairman, Dept. Visceral Surgery
University Hospital CHUV Lausanne, Switzerland
E-Mail: demartines@chuv.ch

em.Prof. Felix Harder
Basel, Switzerland
E-Mail: harder.felix@vtxmail.ch

Prof. Doris Henne-Bruns
Head, Dept. of General & Visceral Surgery
University of Ulm
E-Mail: doris.henne-bruns@uniklinik-ulm.de

Prof. Marcel Jakob
President elect, Swiss Surgical Society 2017 and 2018
Head, Orthopaedic and Trauma Department
University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
E-Mail: marcel.jakob@usb.ch

PD Dr. Walter Schweizer
Center for Minimal Invas. Surgery
Gruppenpraxis Durach
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
E-Mail: walter@schweizer-arzt-praxis.ch

Prof. Georges Mantion
President 2015 Académie Française de Chirurgie
Past Head of Visceral Surgery and Liver Transplant Unit Besançon University Hospital, France
E-Mail: georges.mantion@univ-fcomte.fr

Prof. Raffaele Rosso
President Swiss Surgical Society 2015 and 2016
Head, Department of Surgery
Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Switzerland
E-Mail: raffaele.rosso@eoc.ch

em.Prof. Daniel Scheidegger
em. chair Department Anaestesia & Intensive Care
University Hospital Basel,
Arlesheim, Switzerland
E-mail : daniel.scheidegger@unibas.ch

Prof. Albert Tuchmann
Secretary General Austrian Society of Surgery
Vienna, Austria
info@tuchmann.at

Mr. Elio Tomasetti
Event Manager Basel
4057 Basel, Switzerland
E-Mail: elio@tomasettiag.ch

Mr. Victor Bertschi
Executive Director ISS/SIC; Secretary LOC WCS 2017
Lupsingen, Switzerland
E-mail : victor.bertschi@allveco.ch