Welcome Message from Chairman of IASGO 2016

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is with great delight we welcome you to the 26th World Congress of the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO 2016) to be held at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul, Korea from September 8 to 10, 2016.
Since the first IASGO congress in 1988, the main goal of IASGO has been and remains the globalization of medical knowledge and expertise through a well-structured and precisely organized system of continued education.

With another successful meeting on the way, the IASGO 2016 Organizing Committee is gearing up for an exciting and informative symposium program including keynote lectures, debate sessions, video sessions and poster presentations on various related topics. Under the theme, “Collaborative Innovation for Cures, ” we expect many surgeons, gastroenterologists and oncologists from different continents and regions of the world to come and join this Seoul congress to deliberate on a number of new developments in the fields of gastrointestinal diseases and to share their cutting-edge expertise and knowledge. Furthermore, participants will have great opportunities to network through extensive discussions and stimulating exchanges.

We truly believe IASGO 2016 will be a highly rewarding international festival, so mark the dates in your calendar. And when you come, we encourage you to take the chance to enjoy the many unique attractions that the beautiful city of Seoul has to offer.

We look forward to meeting you at IASGO 2016 in Seoul, Korea.

Yours truly,

Ho-Seong Han, MD, PhD
Ho-Seong Han, MD, PhD
Congress President of World Congress of IASGO 2016
Chairman of Board of Directors
Korean Society of Surgical Oncology
Si Young Song, MD, PhD
Si Young Song, MD, PhD
Congress President of World Congress of IASGO 2016
Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer

Key dates

  • Call for Abstracts Open JAN. 18, 2016
  • Deadline for Abstract Submission JUN. 14, 2016
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance JUN. 30, 2016
  • Deadline for Early Registration JUL. 29, 2016