International Association For Ambulatory Surgery

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The aim of the IAAS is to promote the development and growth of high quality ambulatory surgery worldwide. To this end, it encourages an international exchange of ideas and stimulates programmes of education, research and audit.

The IAAS publishes the journal Ambulatory Surgery, holds biennial international congresses, assists with national meetings and lobbies national and international healthcare bodies.

These activities have resulted in the founding of new national associations for ambulatory surgery, a growth in ambulatory surgery rates worldwide and the incorporation of ambulatory surgery in the strategies of an increasing number of national healthcare providers and international bodies.


IAAS has completed an 18 month project in association with the European Union through the Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) to develop and promote ambulatory surgery in 8 hospitals in Central Hungary. The SRSS helps EU countries to design and carry out structural reforms as part of their efforts to support job creation and sustainable growth.

Hungary SRSS Project


Join the IAAS

Founded to promote high quality ambulatory surgery worldwide, the IAAS provides an international multidisciplinary forum for sharing information on the practice and development of this innovative approach to providing surgical care. This is facilitated by a biennial congress and Advisory Assembly. Full Members may send two delegates to the annual General Assembly meeting.

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Journal Introduction

Ambulatory Surgery provides a multidisciplinary international forum for all health care professionals involved in day care surgery. The editors welcome reviews, original articles, case reports, short communications and letters relating to the practice and management of ambulatory surgery. The journal also publishes book reviews and a calendar of forthcoming events.

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IAAS General Assembly

The General Assembly of the IAAS consists of 2 representatives from each member country.