I’m extremely pleased to invite you to attend the Association’s International Surgical Congress in Manchester, from Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th April 2015, which will be held at Manchester Central. Often cited as the world’s first industrialised city, Manchester is the third most visited city in the UK after London and Edinburgh. In the words of the late Brian Redhead, “Manchester is the capital, in every sense, of the North of England, where the modern world was born”. Ian Brown of the Stone Roses has claimed that “Manchester has everything except a beach!” It therefore gives us great pleasure to return to Manchester after our last Congress there in 2007.
The theme of the ASGBI 2015 Congress is ‘Patient-centred Care’ and we aim to make it an even greater success than our 2014 meeting in Harrogate, which attracted almost 1,400 delegates over three days – our largest ever meeting. On this point, I would like to congratulate my predecessor, Professor John Primrose, for his leadership of ASGBI during his two years as President. During his tenure, the Association has continued to go from strength to strength. Once again, we are delighted to have the annual Association of Trauma & Military Surgery (ATMS) Conference running in parallel to ours. As in recent years, the Congress will host a number of other parallel events. In 2015, the Congress will be a particularly special event as we will be sharing the venue with the European-African Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (E-AHPBA). With this event expected to be the largest we have ever organised, we have decided to call the overall meeting the “Manchester Surgical Week”.Read More →
ASGBI operates a paperless electronic abstract submission system through SciGen Technologies. This system enables the surgical community to upload abstracts (including tables and special scientific characters, but not figures or diagrams) into the abstract template provided, facilitating quick and easy abstract submission.Learn more →
To ensure that your Congress experience is as enjoyable as possible, ASGBI have once again teamed up with Fresh! Reservations, who are specialists in providing accommodation for exhibitions and conferences. A reputable partner, they are in place to provide you with the best accommodation solutions and guarantee you the best rates, so please contact them as your first port of call for hotel accommodation in Manchester.Learn more →
Video footage from ASGBI 2014 Congress