Welcome to the web site of the International Society of Surgery (ISS/SIC). By representing 6 Integrated Societies and surgeons from more than 100 countries, the ISS/SIC has the goal to work for teaching in surgery, both specialized and general surgery, in developed and developing countries.
History of the Society
Before 1850 international relationships in science were mostly between individuals and only marginally influenced by political events. This changed later as they progressed, and with the creation of unified nation states, sciences became more nationally oriented..
More than 3,000 medical professionals from across the globe have discovered the value of ISS/SIC membership as an essential investment in their future. With ISS/SIC membership comes a subscription to the World Journal of Surgery (WJS) – the official journal of ISS/SIC - meeting discounts, targeted educational programs, networking opportunities and more!
International Surgical Week (ISW) - the World's Congress of Surgery
The International Surgical Week (ISW) is our biannual meeting and provides a platform for education for surgeons, surgical trainees, medical students, and members of surgical teams from across the globe. The hallmarks of the World Congress of Surgery are a broad range of outstanding hands-on learning opportunities and discussion on the most recent developments in surgical practice and research, along with unparalleled access to peers, mentors, and expertise from all parts of the world.
Partnership and other Organizations
The International Society of Surgery (ISS/SIC) partners with other organizations. The most closest partnerships are with the Integrated Societies. For the congress other societies partner with the ISS/SIC.