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Number 1/16, March 2016

​​​​​​News from the president

On 28th – 29th January, 2016, Paris, the IAAS  French Member Association (AFCA), together with the IAAS, had arranged a very successful European Congress on Ambulatory Surgery with more than 700 participants. The programme was very exciting and fruitful,  and the scientific results were excellent and outstanding. Congratulations to all involved in this meeting and in particular to our French friends at AFCA.

Whilst in Paris the IAAS General Assembly held its annual Meeting with concrete results, including the preparations for the IAAS 12th Congress On Ambulatory Surgery, to be held in 8th – 10th May, 2017 in Beijing, China. Our Member Association, the China Ambulatory Surgery Alliance (CASA) will be the Organizer Of this Congress. Please follow our website in the near future to get the full preliminary information. Also we plan to continue our training programme in East Europe and Africa, and we began the steps to work together with the China Ambulatory Surgery Alliance to establish an Ambulatory Surgery Training Centre for China and Asia. Though this will be a very great achievement, it still needs extremely hard work to implement. 

Dear Friends,
Spring is here again and winter has gone, but we should remember that If we had no winter the spring would not be so pleasant. Please enjoy it!

Gamal Mohamed, President


International Meetings

V Congresso Ibérico Cirurgia Ambulatória - IX Congresso Nacional Cirurgia Ambulatória - APCA
Date: 8-10 May 2016
Venue: Portimão Algarve

Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
Date: Thursday, May 19 - Sunday, May 22, 2016
Venue: Dallas, Texas 

DSDK National Meeting
Date:20-21st May 2016
Venue: Hindsgavl Castle, Denmark

British Association of Day Surgery ASM 2016
Date: 23-24 June 2016
Venue: Nottingham Conference Centre


Volume 22.1 - now available for download

The European Congress of Ambulatory Surgery,
organized jointly by the Association Française
de Chirurgie Ambulatoire and the International
Association for Ambulatory Surgery took place
on the 28th and 29th January, 2016 at the Hôtel
New-York, Marne-la-Vallée, Paris.

Thanks are dueto the International Organising Committee, the Scientific Committee and the Local Organising
Committee of the AFCA for providing an extremely stimulating and interesting meeting demonstrating what is ‘state of the art’ for Ambulatory Surgery in 2016.

Professor Corrinne Vons, as current President of the AFCA, deserves special mention for her seamless diplomacy and
good humour in the organization of the meeting.

This edition of the Journal contains the free abstract submissions of international authors who convened from around the world to offer bothoral and poster presentations at the Congress, copies of which are included here. Those abstracts that were submitted in French have been translated into English, and are included with a * denoting translation.

Mark Skues, Editor-in-Chief

Ian Jackson, Newsletter Editor-in-Chief


International Association for Ambulatory Surgery IAAS
President: Gamal Mohamed           
IAAS registered address: Tichelrei, 1 B-9000 GENT (Belgium) IAAS registered Number 0458.707.654
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