Application to host a congress
Invitations to host the International Surgical Week (ISW) - the World's Congress of Surgery can only be made by the National Delegate of the inviting National Chapter with assurance of strong support by the National Surgical Society and authorities of the host country.
It has to be taken into account that the organization and control of the scientific program will be done by the ISS/SIC Program Committee in conjunction with the Integrated Societies, the Participating Societies and with the input of the Local Organizing Committee at the Scientific Secretariat in Switzerland. The Council of International Society of Surgery/Société Internationale de Chirurgie will determine the region of interest for a future International Surgical Week ISW.
Please note: We are running with a 4 years planning cycle. Any requests for WCS 2026 will be accepted until December 1, 2021. These requests have to be send directly to the ISS/SIC Administrative Office.