Collaborations & Innovations
in the Era of Global Surgery
3-6 December 2023
Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Philippine College of Surgeons Foundation, Inc.
Philippine College of Surgeons
79th PCS Annual Clinical Congress
ASEAN Federation of Surgical Colleges
Message from the PCS President
It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the Philippine College of Surgeons’ 79th Annual Clinical Congress on December 3 to 6, 2023. This year’s Congress titled “Collaborations and Innovations in the Era of Global Surgery” is apt as it also features the 24th Asian Congress of Surgery by the Asian Surgical Association and the 12th ASEAN Federation of Surgical Colleges Summit.
Collaborations have made the surgical world smaller. As means of communication become more efficient throughout the world, our exchange of ideas and cooperation across distances has become more rapid, timely and up to date. With collaborations and innovations among surgical colleagues, we ensure the best of practices for our patients. Do take this opportunity to listen and learn from colleagues all over the globe as they share their expertise and knowledge.
The Committee on Continuing Education and the Committee on Conventions have prepared an excellent scientific program highlighting the present and future of the practice of surgery. This is complemented by pre-congress workshops, a golf tournament, and a fun-filled social program.
I hope to see you from December 3 to 6, 2023 at the Edsa Shangri-la, Manila. Save the date!
Maria Concepcion C. Vesagas, MD, FPCS, FACS
Message from the ASA President
I am delighted to extend an invitation to you for the 24th Asian Congress of Surgery, taking place in conjunction with the Philippine College of Surgeons' 79th Annual Clinical Congress and the 12th ASEAN Federation of Surgical Colleges Summit. The event will be held from December 3 to 6, 2023, at the Edsa Shangri-La in Manila.
This year's Congress theme is "Collaborations and Innovations in the Era of Global Surgery." The Scientific Committee has been diligently working to create an exceptional scientific program showcasing the current state and future trajectory of surgical practice. In addition to the main Congress, the Organizing Committee has planned a series of pre-congress workshops, a golf tournament, and an engaging social program for your enjoyment.
We believe this event presents a fantastic opportunity for you to network with fellow colleagues in the field, learn about the latest advancements and trends in surgery, and ultimately adopt best practices for patient care. We sincerely hope you will be able to join us for this exciting event. I eagerly anticipate your presence at the Congress and look forward to meeting you there.
Professor Kent-Man CHU
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