The Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) is the College’s major educational annual activity and is the largest multi-disciplinary surgical meeting held in Australasia. It provides Fellows with a valuable opportunity to present their experience, wisdom and opinions to their colleagues in a challanging and truly international forum. The many different scientific programs offer participants the opportunity to learn and experience first hand the advances in surgical specialties.
The ASC consists of plenary and concurrent sessions for specialties. Each participating specialty invites an eminent authority as a special ASC Visitor around whom the specialty program is built. ASC Visitors are selected from overseas or within Australia. The ASC is held over five days and provides ample opportunity for inter-disciplinary as well as specialised discussion.
The first general scientific meeting of the College was held in Canberra in 1928. Since then meetings have been held annually, with the venue rotating through the main cities of Australia, New Zealand and Asia having their own advantages and disadvantages.
In conjunction with the Australian and New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA) and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong Conjoint Annual Scientific Congress will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from Monday 12 to Friday 16 May 2008.
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