• Welcome to the ASAP Website

    Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence (ASAP) is an integrated society of the International Society of Surgery. ASAP provides a collaborative voice for the essential role of surgery and anesthesia in global public health. Learn more about ASAP and how to become a member by clicking the link below Read More
  • Register for the 2014 ASAP Meeting in Singapore

    Registration is now open for the 2014 ASAP meeting in Singapore on May 5-6th. Please see the below link for more information on registration and accommodations Read More
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  • The International Society of Surgery is now accepting members! To learn more about this integral group and steps to membership, please view the link below
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    Click here to Join the ISS Today

  • The newly established Lancet Commission on Global Surgery is working to address disparities in surgery through strengthening health systems framework and embedding essential surgical care within the global health and development agenda. Visit their website with the link below.
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    Lancet Commission on Global Surgery

  • The perioperative mortality rate (POMR) is defined as an all-cause mortality rate within 24 hours of surgery. This is a benchmark indicator to track safe surgery and anesthesia around the globe. Like the maternal mortality rate (MMR) and the under 5-mortality rate, the POMR will not reveal important aspects of causality, but it will reveal disparities in surgical and anesthesia care.
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    The Perioperative Mortality Rate

  • The World Journal of Surgery (WJS) is the official journal of the International Society of Surgeons. The WJS has represented ASAP since 2009 through peer-reviewed publications of the ASAP members and symposium publication following the ASAP annual meetings.
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    The World Journal of Surgery