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The team in Peru: Dr’s Andrew MacCormick (NZ-ISDS), and Jamie Murphy (UK-ISDS), Associate Professor Avital Harari (USA-IAES) and Professor Hermann Kessler (USA and Germany-Treasurer of ISDS) along with Senior Committee Members of the Peruvian Society

ISS/SIC and ISDS to Lima for their annual meeting. The team (pictured) included Professor Andrew Hill and Dr Andrew MacCormick from Middlemore Hospital and the University of Auckland in New Zealand, Dr Avital Harari from UCLA in the USA, Professor Hermann Kessler from the Cleveland Clinic, and Dr Jamie Murphy from Imperial College, London. The team gave 14 presentations on topics ranging from Surgical Decision Making to Recurrent Rectal Cancer. Dr Jaime Herrera from Peru is our new National Delegate for Peru and he coordinated the visit and, along with the Peruvian Society, provided outstanding hospitality. Professor Hill was awarded Honorary Membership of the Society.

We plan to sign similar MOU’s with the Egyptian Society of Surgery and with the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and will add others over time. These are opportunities for the ISS/SIC to get to where our members are, to provide education and to build relationships. This is what our Society is all about.

These are exciting times to be a part of the ISS/SIC. There is still much to do but the ISS/SIC aims to be at the forefront of Global Surgery. Andrew G. Hill President of the ISS/SIC & Congress President WCS 2019

Our Global Surger y Councillor is Dr Hisham Abdullah from Malaysia. As the Director General of Health in Malaysia he coordinates outreach surgical care for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. He is looking for volunteers to be involved in this well organised and well appreciated humanitarian work. If you are interested in this opportunity contact the ISS/SIC office and they will be able to put you in touch with Hisham.

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ISS/SIC Newsletter May 2019  

The ISS/SIC Newsletter reports about the happenings within the ISS/SIC and its Integrated Societies during the past six months.

ISS/SIC Newsletter May 2019  

The ISS/SIC Newsletter reports about the happenings within the ISS/SIC and its Integrated Societies during the past six months.

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