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Welcome Message from the

President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand

Dear Colleagues, Friends and Distinguished Guests,

On  behalf of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand, it is my great pleasure and honour to invite you to the 44th Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand and the 3rd Joint Surgical Meeting with the Ministry of Public Health which will be held from 13 to 16 July 2019 in Pattaya, Thailand, under the theme “ASEAN Collaboration in Value-based Surgery”.

The  Congress  is  an  international  and  at  the  same  time  a  regional  event  aiming to emphasize the ASEAN need to collaborate in surgical management that is worth for the country’s economy as well as the patients and surgeons.

With nearly 2,000 participants, a panel of renowned international as well as Thai speakers and more than 50 scientific sessions, you will have a great opportunity to benefit from shared ideas and experience on crucial issues and trends in surgical development and education. I am certain that your interaction with colleagues from many different countries will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and will be personally rewarding.

Lastly, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to all honorary speakers, distinguished guests, participants, delegates and supporters who gather to make this Congress a great success. I am certain that all participants will have a wonderful and fruitful time during their stay in Pattaya.

Warmest welcome to the Congress! I am looking forward to seeing you in July 2019.

Prof. Tanaphon Maipang, MD, FRCST
President
Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand


Welcome Message from the

Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our great  pleasure  to  welcome  you  to the 44th  Annual Scientific Congress of The Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand and the 3rd Joint Surgical Meeting with The Ministry of Public Health in Pattaya, Jomtien during 13-16 July 2019.

The theme of this congress is entitled “ ASEAN Collaboration in Value-Based Surgery”.

To date, there is the advanced development in the modalities of surgical treatments aiming to minimize pain through the less  invasive  surgical access  with the  outcome  achievement  compared  to  the  conventional  procedures.  However,  the long-term  outcome,  the safety, and the expenditure  of  treatment  have  to   be  evaluated  and  compared  among  those   modalities to obtain the evidence-based strategies for the appropriate guidelines of management in all surgical specialties.

This year, Thailand is the host of ASEAN Economics Community Collaboration. We are taking this opportunity to invite the surgeons from ASEAN countries  to  share  their  surgical  knowledge  and  experience  in  our  annual  scientific  meeting. With the same disease entity and the same physical  structure  among ASEAN  population,  the  scientific information will be highly valuable and applicable to all participants. Moreover, the strong relationship among ASEAN surgeons will be more substantial in the future.

We are  pleased  to  have  your  suggestions  and  participations  for the most productive activities of this congress. Our communication will be effective through the RCST website “ www.rcst.or.th”.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this congress.

Pramook Mutirangura MD, FRCST, FRCSEd
Chairman of the Organizing Committee
44th Annual Scientific Congress : Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand