Join the International Society of Surgery (ISS/SIC) Today

Become a Member

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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Lancet Commission on Global Surgery

Lancet Commission
on Global Surgery

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.





The ASAP Membership is uniquely involved in and dedicated to the pursuit of metrics essential to surgical and anesthesia outcomes, as well as improved access to basic surgery.  The Lancet Global Surgery Metrics have provided guidance on the metrics important to advocacy for surgery and safe anesthesia, and many ASAP Members are involved in the collection and analysis of these in LMICs.


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Advocacy for Global Surgical Care

Advocacy for
Global Surgical Care

Read about the ongoing efforts to promote global surgical and anesthesia care at the WHO and UN.



President’s Message

Dear Friends,

It is a privilege and an honor to write to you as the new ASAP president.  We all owe a great deal of gratitude to Kelly McQueen and the inaugural board for helping ASAP become an integrated society of ISS—this is a huge accomplishment considering the first meeting of the group that evolved into ASAP was in 2008.

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The 2015 Bangkok Global Surgery Declaration:

A Call to the Global Health Community to promote Implementation of the World Health Assembly Resolution for Surgery and Anaesthesia Care.
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Get Engaged in ASAP

Reach out to us if you are interested in serving on the ASAP Board or a committee. Current needs: ASAP Communications and Membership Committees.
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Host an ASAP Meeting

Universities, colleges and professional societies have successfully hosted ASAP meetings since 2008. If your institution is interested in hosting a future Annual ASAP meeting, send an email request to