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DSTC Course

DSTC Course


The International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC) is a founding component of the Société International de Chirurgie (International  Society of Surgery) – ISS/SIC. Under the patronage and supervision of IATSIC, the Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC™) Course has been developed for surgeons who may be faced with the definitive care of a patient with multiple injuries.

The DSTC™ Course is designed for surgeons and surgical trainees, by surgeons. Many situations require specialist trauma surgical expertise, yet because of local conditions this is simply not available. Its intention is not to duplicate ATLS®, nor to provide an in depth course in surgery, but rather to teach those techniques particularly applicable to the patient who requires surgery and intensive care for major trauma, in a setting where such care is not commonly practised or even necessarily available. At the same time, Trauma Care is changing all the time, and this course also serves as an update of knowledge and information in the field of Trauma Care. DISCOVER

AGC Course

AGC Course


The Davos Course for gastrointestinal surgery offers a varied and manifold programme of scientific sessions and practical exercises to surgeons in training. The aim of this course is to foster each participant’s knowledge and to develop and improve the individual practical skills in safe standard surgical techniques, both in conventional and laparoscopic surgery. DISCOVER

VSW 21

Virtual Surgical Week


The Virtual Surgical Week VSW 2021 provides an outstanding forum to exchange ideas, network with fellow professionals, and learn from world-renowned experts. ​ VSW 2021 is the first virtual event presented by the International Society of Surgery (ISS/SIC) and is the online "sister" of the International Surgical Week. VSW will deliver the same high-quality scientific program and offer opportunities for networking and professional development.


As one of the biggest gatherings for hundreds of surgeons and anesthesiologists from all over the world, this congress provides an outstanding forum to exchange ideas, network with fellow professionals, and learn from world-renowned experts giving discussion panels, state-of-the-art and introductory lectures.



ERAS® Society Guidelines


All ERAS® Society Guidelines are available free at the ERAS® Society website. The Guidelines are published by the ERAS®Society and in some cases also as a joint effort with other medical societies such as The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) and the International Association for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition (IASMEN), part of the International Surgical Society (ISS). Copyrights are in such cases shared between the three Societies.


Global Surgery

Global Surgery


This is an incomplete list of institutes and groups dedicated to Global Surgery. Please contact to add another group.

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