Organizing Committee

Dear colleagues and trainees around the world,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee (OC) I would like to take this opportunity to invite you all to the International Society of Surgery (ISS/SIC) Virtual Surgical Week (VSW) 2021, to be held August 30 to September 3, 2021.


As we are not yet allowed to meet in person and resume the ever so important personal direct interactions, the OC was tasked with planning a totally virtual, but not less stimulating comprehensive program to continue to build on the momentum ISS is creating under the leadership of Dr. John Hunter. Despite the limitations dictated by the virtual platform, time zones and costs associated with a virtual congress we have putting together a truly comprehensive, inclusive and scientifically stimulating program.


We have included topics that will appeal to the students and residents, military, trauma and specialty surgeons, anesthesiologists, critical care doctors and oncologists. All of this content will be available to you, ISS members, at no cost. It will be stored on the ISS website, so that you can watch it at your convenience and will feature world-renowned experts giving tumor boards panels, state of the art as well as basic lectures.

Join us this summer for a unique experience. You will not be disappointed.

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Alessandro Fichera, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Chair Organizing Committee

International Society of Surgery Virtual Surgical Week 2021