Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Executive Committee and the Board of Governors of the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia, it is with great pride and honor that I invite and welcome all of you to the Asia Pacific ELSA Congress 2019 on November 21st to the 23rd. This will be held at the Shangri-La hotel in the beautiful northern city of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
This year’s congress promises an outstanding clinical education and several hands-on training opportunities for surgeons, surgery residents, nurses, and allied medical workers who are interested in the field of minimally invasive surgery. The highlight of this endeavor is the collaboration of ELSA with the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) as we move onwards in MIS, UNITED as “ONE WORLD”.
Together with the Local organizing Committee headed by the congress president Prof. Suthep Udomsawaengsup, I wish to welcome you all personally to this breathtaking city as we bask in the sights and sounds of the heart of Thailand.
MD, FPCS, FACS, FPSGS, FPALES, FJSES (Hon.)
President Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Society of Asia