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Virtual Surgical Week VSW 2021 is accessible at no charge to paid-up members of the International Society of Surgery (ISS/SIC) only.

If not an ISS/SIC member,
sign up for membership. Membership fees depend on age and nationality. Calculate your fee here.
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ISS/SIC membership
More than 2,000 medical professionals from across the globe have discovered the value of ISS/SIC membership as an essential investment in their future. ISS/SIC offers benefits that inspire, drive and connect us in the translation of science to advance clinical practice and improve the lives of millions of people worldwide.

As member of the ISS/SIC, you will receive:

Subscription and exclusive benefits to the following publications:


Exclusive meeting benefits, including:

Exclusive membership of Integrated Societies (USD 25 per society):


Enhanced access and benefits from our Associated Societies:


Enhanced access and benefits from our Participating Societies:


Enhanced access and benefits from our Partners:


Representation at Regional Surgical Conferences across the World:

  • Through our strong partnerships with many International Organisations, the International Society of Surgery (ISS/SIC) has representation and participation in local or individual National Colleges and Societies, as a shared educational initiative


Eligibility for:

  • ISS Fellowship (FISS)

  • International Society of Surgery Foundation (ISSF) Travel Fellowships, to enable surgeons to travel to, and participate in the International Surgical Week (ISW)

  • Matching of Training Fellowships / Short term Training Opportunities

  • Matching of Clinical attachments by Society

  • International mentoring opportunities for Surgeons in Training

  • International mentoring and Medical Student elective opportunitiesIn


Prioritized access to:

  • Advanced Skills Courses

    • Breast Surgery Courses (BSI)

    • National Trauma Management Course – NTMC Programme (IATSIC)

    • Definitive Trauma Surgical Care – DSTC Course (IATSIC)

    • Definitive Anaesthetic Trauma Care – DATC Course (IATSIC)

    • Endocrine (e.g. Thyroid) Courses - IAES

Participation in the Society Structure:

  • Hold elected and/or appointed office in the ISS/SIC

  • Vote on Society matters and nominate and vote in Society elections

  • National Chapter Activities

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