On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the annual scientific meeting of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia, ELSA 2019, which will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand from November 21 to November 23, 2019. The theme of this year’s meeting is MIS United; The One World. Through your participation you will have the opportunity to share insight into the research and development of advanced techniques in Minimally Invasive Surgery technology. With international collaboration we hope to maximize the benefit of MIS. Please join us in this endeavor.
The goal of ELSA 2019 is to bring together an international multidisciplinary team of MIS from our brotherhood society SAGES and EAES to present and exchange recent breakthrough ideas and techniques related to MIS and to collaborate in the near future.
In addition to benefiting from the excellent academic program, we are excited for you to visit Thailand's northern capital, Chiang Mai, crowned the best city in Asia and top 10 best cities in the world! Known as the ‘Rose of the North’ it hasn’t lost its traditional charm amongst its cosmopolitan inhabitants and modern infrastructure. You will get to discover natural perfection in its landscapes, equanimity of temples and awe-inspiring animals during your visit.
We are excited for this year’s meeting of international surgeons and look forward to the sharing of new innovations and procedures from all specialties representing the greatest surgeons from around the world. Please join us this November 21 to 23 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
MD., FACS, FRCST
Congress President ELSA 2019