About ASC

The Annual Scientific Congress (ASC):

The Annual Scientific Congress (ASC):

  • is the College’s major educational annual activity
  • is the largest multi-disciplinary surgical meeting held in Australia and New Zealand
  • provides Fellows with a valuable opportunity to present their experience, wisdom and opinions to their colleagues, in a challenging and truly international forum
  • has different scientific programs that offer participants the opportunity to learn and experience first hand the advances in surgical specialties.

The ASC consists of plenary and concurrent sessions for sections. Each participating section invites an eminent authority as a distinguished visitor, around whom the specialty program is built. Distinguished visitors are selected from overseas or within Australia.

The ASC is held over four days and provides ample opportunity for inter-disciplinary as well as specialised discussion.

History – The first general scientific meeting of the College was held in Canberra in 1928. Since then, meetings have been held annually, with the venue rotating through the main cities of Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Annual Scientific Congress 2017
8 – 12 May 2017
Adelaide

Annual Scientific Congress 2018 with the ANZ College of Anaesthetists
7 – 11 May 2018
Sydney