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Scientific Convenor Welcome

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the World Society of Emergency Surgery, it gives me great pleasure to announce the 9th International Congress of the World Society of Emergency Surgery – WSES 2022 – Frontiers of Emergency General Surgery - will be held in Perth, Western Australia, from 27-30 October, 2022.  On behalf of the Organising and Executive Committees, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight what a fantastic few days we have planned for you this coming October.    

WSES 2022 – Frontiers of Emergency General Surgery , will an important update on emergency surgical education, characterised by rapid and dynamic changes in knowledge, understanding of the surgical disease, new procedures, and advances in technologies; and the importance this has for modern surgical education and practice - inspiring young emergency surgeons of the future. We have convened an esteemed faculty of world-renowned experts from here in Australia and New Zealand, and from across the world - stay tuned, further details coming soon.

We are pleased to have support from the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Surgery of Trauma - ANZAST - their expertise will be invaluable to scientific content.

Since it was established in 2007, WSES continues to promote education in emergency surgery, which is underpinned by the emergency surgery congress. A primary aim is to bring together experts from around the world to share innovations and new technologies in emergency and trauma surgery. It is within these parameters that we honoured to present the WSES 2022 Congress Scientific Program.   

I wish to extend my sincere thanks to all members of the Organising and Executive Committees for their hard work and support towards the success of the Congress. I am certain you will leave Perth with a sense of excitement for what the future holds in Emergency and Trauma Surgery, and a newfound love for Western Australia.  

I look forward to welcoming you all this coming October - a beautiful time to visit and enjoy the buzz of the city with its many activities; and sharing with you the culture and traditions of the Congress.    

Yours sincerely,

A/Prof Dieter Weber FRACS
Congress Convenor