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Surgery: Organizations and Societies
General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland.
Pakistan Association of Plastic Surgeons (PAPS) was established in 1993. It is the only representative body of plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgeons in Pakistan. The members of this association are bound by a code of conduct and a set of by-laws which requires them to practice the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.
Services provided by our members in different surgical discipline are as:-
Burn and Contractures
Craniofacial/maxillofacial birth defects
Hand and upper extremity
Head and neck tumors
Soft tissue defects
Pediatric plastic surgery
Peripheral nerve surgery
The Surgical Instruments Manufacturers Association of Pakistan was established in 1958 with an aim to protect and promote the art of surgical instruments manufacturing and to help solving the problems of surgical manufacturing community. Surgical Association has 3600 members firms,
more than 150,000 workers are grossly engaged in manufacturing of Surgical Instruments to meet the export commitments in the International Market. The value of exports of surgical instruments for the financial year 2014-2015 is US$ 339.00 Million.
As a premier academic society for surgeons, the American Surgical Association will always strive to benefit the patient and the profession of surgery by advocating and promoting excellence, innovation, and integrity in science, education, and patient care.
The American Surgical Association was founded in 1880 and is the nation's oldest and most prestigious surgical organization. Its members include the nation’s most prominent surgeons from the country's leading academic medical institutions, many of whom are Chairs of the Departments of Surgery at these institutions. Membership also includes leading surgeons from around the world, making it much more than an American association.
The primary mission of the Association is to be the premier organization for surgical science and scholarship and to provide a national forum for presenting the developing state of the art and science of general and sub-specialty surgery and the elevation of the standards of the medical/surgical profession. This mission is accomplished primarily by conducting an annual scientific meeting consisting of selected presentations containing the most current information available on clinical and research topics related to surgery or surgical specialties, including studies on outcomes, practice of surgery and ethical and other issues that affect its practice. The Annual meeting of the American Surgical Association is designed to provide two and one half days of comprehensive educational experiences in the fields of clinical surgery, experimental surgery and related sciences, surgical education and the socioeconomic aspects of surgical care. It is the Association's intent to bring together at this meeting the leading surgeons and scientists from North America and other continents to freely and openly discuss their latest clinical and research findings.
members, mostly from North America, who represent the pediatric surgery arena from academia to government and private practice.
The APSA Annual Meeting, held every spring, has become the forum for the discussion and dissemination of the latest research and techniques in pediatric surgery.
As an organization and in tandem with other groups, APSA sets forth guidelines and statements for standards of care for infants and children and for influencing public policy around the surgical care of children.
APSA members comprise the Association of Pediatric Surgery Training Program Directors, which directs educational standards for the training of tomorrow's pediatric surgeons.
Twenty-four surgeons came together as an organizing group, and after a year of intensive meetings, the founding meeting of APSA was held April 17, 1970. This was a time before board certification for pediatric surgery, before approved training programs and approved standards of training. APSA is honored to have had as members surgeons who are considered founders of the pediatric surgery specialty. Our history is full of the men and women who have created training programs and standards; who have created tools and techniques specific to the needs of a small pediatric patient; who have researched how medical conditions uniquely affect the pediatric patient; and who continue to direct and develop the field of pediatric surgery to ensure the best care for their patients and families.
he mission of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons is to improve quality patient care through education, research, innovation and leadership, principally in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery
The Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA) is a non-profitable organization founded by a small group of Asian endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery enthusiasts in 1990.
The society was chartered in Singapore on 12 June 1992 with the
following objectives: to foster and develop endoscopic surgery in Asia, to share experience and expertise, and to give advice on standards of practice in member countries.
ELSA today is the major regional representative for endoscopic surgeons in the Asia-Pacific. It is a founding member of the International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons (IFSES), and its governing body consists of leaders in endoscopic surgery from 37 countries in the Asia-Pacific, from Turkey in the west to New Zealand in the east.
The ELSA newsletter will be updated for all ELSA events. Members are welcome to share their knowledge, experience and expertise which are of particular significance to our practice of endoscopic surgery in the Asia-Pacific.
Members can visit our website at www.elsa-soc.com from time to time to get ELSA's updated information and events.
Annual ELSA Congress
The annual ELSA Congress represents an important event in the international calendar of endoscopic surgery. This is in addition to the numerous regional meetings organized under ELSA's auspice.
At the Board of Governors meeting held in October 1996 in Thailand, it was resolved that any surgeon who belongs to the national endoscopic society in any of ELSA's member countries will immediately be eligible to be a member of ELSA upon payment of the appropriate fee.
Surgeons who belong to an established international endoscopic society (e.g., SAGES) will also be treated likewise, while surgeons who do not belong to any existing society and would like to join ELSA may do so with the support of two ELSA members.