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American College of Surgeons (ACS)


The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. From 2012 to 2013, the College observed a year-long commemoration  of its Centennial, "100 Years of Inspiring Quality." The American College of Surgeons is dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.

Journal: JACS  (Journal of the American College of Surgeons)

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)


The vision of the Society is to improve public health and well being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases throughout the world.

Founded in 1983, foremost American surgeons have formed the society’s leadership and have established an excellent organization with educational and support programs for surgeons and integrated health professionals.

Journal:Surgery for Obesity and RelatedDiseases (SOARD)

Asian Association of  Endocrine Surgeons


The Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AsianAES) was established in 1986. It is a regional organization aiming at promoting the exchange of knowledge and advancements in endocrine surgery. The founder of AsianAES was Professor Yoshidie Fujimoto and the first Congress was held in Tokyo, Japan,  in 1988. The Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons was established to help train specialist endocrine surgeons in both Asian and Western countries.

Journal: Asian  Journal of Surgery

Asian Surgical Association


The idea of forming the Association of Surgeons of South East Asia first occurred to the late Professor Tan Sri GB Ong of the University of Hong Kong in 1967. By 1973, he thought the time was ripe to contact leading surgeons in various South East Asian countries. A preliminary meeting of the surgeons  of South East Asia was therefore held on 21 August 1975 in Singapore and was attended by 30 surgeons from six countries to discuss the objectives and organization of the Association. The objectives of the Association were to establish professional ties between the surgeons of South East Asia and to provide  a forum for the dissemination of surgical knowledge throughout the region.

Journal: Asian  Journal of Surgery

AsociaciĆ³n EspaƱola de  Cirujanos


Journal: Cirugia Espanola

Association for Academic  Surgery (AAS)


The Association for Academic Surgery was founded in 1966 and has grown significantly over the years being widely recognized as an inclusive surgical organization with over 2,800 member surgeons.

Journal: Journal of Surgical Research

Association of Program Directors in Surgery


The Association of Program Directors in Surgery was founded in 1977 with the purposes of:

  • To provide a forum for the exchange of information and for discussion on a wide range of subjects related to post-graduate surgical education.
  • To maintain high standards of surgical residency training by improving graduate surgical education and patient care.
  • To provide advice, assistance, and support to program directors on matters pertaining to surgical education and to accreditation.
  • To encourage research into all aspects of the education and training of surgeons and surgical subspecialties.
  • To represent the interests of program directors in the education and training of high quality surgeons to other organizations, individuals and governmental agencies or regulatory bodies.

Journal: Journal of Surgical  Education

Association of University Surgeons of Asia

Association  of Women Surgeons


The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS), founded in 1981, is a not-for-profit educational and professional organization. With over 1,400 members, AWS is one of the largest organizations dedicated to enhancing the interaction and exchange of information between women surgeons. Truly an international  organization, AWS has members in 15 countries. The missions of AWS is to inspire, encourage, and enable women surgeons to realize their professional and personal goals.

Journal: The  American Journal of Surgery

Brazilian  Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (SBCBM)


Founded in 1999, the Brazilian Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (SBCBM) is the second largest professional society specializing in bariatric and metabolic surgery. Many of the surgeons attached to it are internationally recognized for excellence  in the treatment of obesity.

Journal: Surgery  for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD)

College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine,  Malaysia


The College of Surgeons of Malaysia was founded in November 1972 . The  primary objective of the College is to maintain and promote the highest  standards of surgical practice in the country.

Journal: Asian  Journal of Surgery

Endoscopic  and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia


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.

Journal: Asian Journal of Surgery

IJS Publishing Group Ltd.


Journals: Annals  of Medicine and Surgery, International  Journal of Surgery, International  Journal of Surgery Case Reports, and  International Journal of Surgery  Open

Midwest  Surgical Association


The Midwest Surgical Association is a surgical organization made up of surgeons who have established reputations as practitioners, authors, teachers, and/or original investigators. The objective of this society is to exemplify and promote the highest standards of surgical practice, especially among  young surgeons in the Midwest. The annual meeting is held in August each year in different locations throughout the Midwest and consists of a stimulating scientific program of the highest quality and a social program planned with children and families in mind.

Journal: The  American Journal of Surgery

North  Pacific Surgical Association


The North Pacific Surgical Association strives to bring together surgeons residing in the States of Oregon and Washington and the Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta who desire to enhance the science and art of surgery and the quality of surgical practice through scientific meetings and professional  discussions.

The North Pacific Surgical Association was organized in 1912. The first meeting for the purpose of organization was held in Portland on March 6, 1912, and the second meeting at which organization was completed, was held in Seattle on May 12 of the same year.

Journal: The  American Journal of Surgery

Royal  College of Surgeon of Edinburgh


The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is an organisation dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and advancement in surgical and dental practice, through its interest in education, training and examinations, its liaison with external medical bodies and representation of the modern surgical  and dental workforce.

Journal: The Surgeon

Royal College of Surgeons  in Ireland


For over 200 years RCSI has played a major role in medical education and training in Ireland. Founded in 1784 to train surgeons, today the College provides extensive education and training in the healthcare professions at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Journal: The Surgeon

Society of Black Academic  Surgeons


The Society of Black Academic Surgeons can trace its origin to a historic meeting in New Orleans, LA in October of 1987. Present at that meeting were Drs. Arthur Fleming, Claude Organ, Onye Akwari, Eddie Hoover, and Steve Aichele of Davis and Geck. This meeting was arranged to address the role of African-American  surgeons in academic surgery. It was abundantly clear that few blacks were involved in academic surgery, there was no organized network of African-American academic surgeons, few young surgeons pursing academic careers received tenure, and graduates from surgery residency programs other than Meharry  or Howard could not easily identify African-American surgeons role models to inspire them to pursue academic careers.

Journal: The American Journal of Surgery

Southwestern Surgical  Congress


The origins of The Southwestern Surgical Congress stem from a conversation between Dr. B.T. Beasley of Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. R.L. Sanders of Memphis, Tennessee, and Dr. Walter Stuck of San Antonio, Texas. During the 1948 spring meeting of The Southeastern Surgical Congress, Drs. Beasley and Sanders  encouraged Dr. Stuck to organize a regional surgical society of the Southwest, since the Southwest was the only part of the country without a regional surgical society.

Journal: The American Journal of Surgery

Taiwan  Surgical Association


The Taiwan Surgical Association(TSA) was founded in 1967 with about 400 members, when it was known as theSurgical Society, Republic of China. It changed to its current name in 2001.TSA has grown steadily and now has more than 5000 members. The main aims of theTSA are to promote research in surgical science and ethics, and to be a bridgebetween international studies and findings with local research.

Journal: Formosan Journal of Surgery

The  Association for Surgical Education


The Association for Surgical Education was formed in 1980 and its 850 members represent over 190 medical schools and institutions throughout the United States and Canada. The mission of the Association for Surgical Education is to promote, recognize, and reward excellence, innovation and scholarship  in surgical education.

Journal: The American Journal of Surgery