Craig Mackinnon and I are delighted to advise the fellowship that this meeting has come together after two years of intense effort and collaboration with our surgical colleagues across the nine specialties.
The team has put together an exciting programme which explores new ideas within surgery as well as building upon the knowledge of past experience.
There are a number of innovative features at this meeting, one is the “Town Hall” on Friday 12noon with the RACS President . This is an opportunity to directly interact with the new president Tony Sparnon and, we understand, his vision for our college over the next 12 months.
It has been a highly valued endeavour of this meeting that we incorporate concepts of diversity and equality. The significant emphasis has been made upon having participation from a broad range of the fellowship. We also have deliberately encouraged participation from our Thai College of Surgeons colleagues and other surgical colleagues within the region.
We’re sure you will find Bangkok an exciting destination and greatly looking forward to seeing you all at ASC 2019.
|Nigel Willis FRACS
ASC 2019 Convener
|Craig MacKinnon FRACS
ASC 2019 Scientific Convener