World Congress of Surgery WCS 2017 (formerly International Surgical Week)


The 47th World Congress of Surgery WCS 2017 (formerly named International Surgical Week) will be held in Basel, Switzerland from August 13-17, 2017.

More information about the WCS 2017 meeting, full program, abstracts


APPLICATION FOR BSI AWARDS - WORLD CONGRESS OF SURGERY WCS 2017
BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 13-17 August 2017

BSI Free Paper Prize
Abstracts in the field of Breast Surgery based on unpublished original work will be selected for presentation in the BSI Best Paper Award Session. Individuals interested for their abstracts to be considered for the award will need to check the appropriate box in the Abstract Submission form. The selected presenters will be informed of the decision by March 31, 2017. They will be asked to fully register for the Congress and submit a full length manuscript of the paper to be presented, conforming to the format of original articles in World Journal of Surgery WJS through its online submission platform https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wjs the latest by April 30, 2017. These manuscripts may be published in the BSI issue of WJS after undergoing the usual peer- review process. Failure to register and submit the full length manuscript in time may preclude the selected abstract from being presented in the Congress.

All selected papers will be presented in the "Best paper competition session" on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The Presenting Author of the best BSI paper in the award session as judged by a panel of eminent breast surgeons will be awarded a USD 1'000.00 Prize. The runner-up will be awarded a USD 500.00 Prize.

BSI Poster Prize
All posters displayed in the BSI program at WCS 2017 will be evaluated by a panel of eminent experts during the poster viewing session on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Prizes consisting of USD 1'000.00 and USD 500.00 respectively will be awarded to those judged as the best and second best posters. The Presenting Author will be asked to fully register for the Congress latest by April 30, 2017. Failure to register in time may preclude the selected abstract from being presented at the Congress.

The Presenting Authors, on their discretion may consider submitting a full length manuscript of the paper to be presented, conforming to the format of original articles in World Journal of Surgery through its online submission platform https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wjs. These manuscripts may be published in the BSI issue of WJS after undergoing the usual peer-review process.



BSI TRAVEL SCHOLAR 2017

BSI will be offering eight travel scholarships for young surgeons from low and middle income countries (http://data.worldbank.org/income-level/low-and-middle-income). The criteria for the award is that the candidate has to be aged 40 years and below on 13 August 2017. The candidate has to have an abstract submitted either as an oral or poster presentation at the World Congress of Surgery WCS 2017. Successful candidates are encouraged to submit a full paper on their abstract to World Journal of Surgery. Members of BSI will be given priority, although membership is not a requirement. The successful candidate will be given Euro 1'000.00, and free entry to one of the preconference workshops on 13 August 2017, as well as the BSI dinner on 15 August 2017. The registration fee is not included in the award.

Interested candidates please apply to the Secretary of BSI, Dr Owen Ung (owenung@bigpond.com) by deadline January 18, 2017.









The Umberto Veronesi Lecture 2017 will be given by:
Monica Morrow, MD
Chief, Breast Service,
Anne Burnett Windfohr Chair of Clinical Oncology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
Professor of Surgery
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

BSI is pleased to announce that the Veronesi Lecturer at the WCS 2017 in Basel will be Dr Monica Morrow.
Monica Morrow, MD is chief of the Breast Surgery Service, Anne Burnett Windfohr Chair of Clinical Oncology, co-chief of the Breast Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Professor of Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Prior to this she served as the G. Willing Pepper Chair in Cancer Research and the chairman of the Department of Surgical    Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center. From 1993 to June 2004, she was Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School and director of the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. From 1999 - 2001 she also served as director of the Cancer Department of the American College of Surgeons and executive director of the American Joint Committee on Cancer. A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Dr. Morrow received her BS degree Magna Cum Laude from the Pennsylvania State University in 1974 and her MD in 1976 from Jefferson Medical College. She did her surgical residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont from 1976-1981, followed by 2 years of surgical oncology training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Morrow is the recipient of the Outstanding Professional Woman Award from the State of Illinois Federation of Business and Professional Women, the Alpha Omega Alpha Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award from the University of Chicago, the Women Making a Difference Award for Medical Innovations from the State of Illinois, and the Speaking of Women's Health Foundation Award. She is a Distinguished Alumni of the Pennsylvania State University and a Distinguished Alumni of Jefferson Medical College. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Gianni Bonnadonna Breast Cancer Award from ASCO, and in 2013 she was the William McGuire lecturer at the San Antonio Breast Cancer symposium. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. She is the editor of 3 breast cancer textbooks and has published more than 350 book chapters, manuscripts, and editorials. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Society of Surgical Oncology, and was the President of the Society of Surgical Oncology in 2012-13. Her interests include the application of clinical trials data in practice, the evaluation of new technology related to local therapy of breast cancer and surgical decision making.