we want to welcome you to the 47th World Congress of Surgery of the International Society of Surgery (ISS) which will take place August 13-17 in Basel, Switzerland. Basel is a lovely city, commonly considered the cultural center of Switzerland. The city is situated at the border with Germany and France, therefore very easily reachable from any part of the world through the Zurich international Airport which is connected by train to the city. Basel has a modern and efficient convention center which has already hosted many important meetings.
Welcome to Basel, Switzerland, the city on the Rhine and home to one of the oldest medical Faculties in Europe. Basel - embedded between Switzerland, Germany and France - is very proud of its past, currently counting about 800'000 inhabitants in the agglomeration on the River Rhine. Basel was a Celtic settlement and became an important roman military stronghold during the first century B.C.