KSELS 2017 The Korean Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons

Welcome Message

Honorable members of the Korean Society of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons!

Thanks to your efforts and devotion for KSELS, the Society keeps developing. From KSELS 2018, we will be having a joint session of Korea each year in the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery for the first time in Asia. All members are proud of the rising status of KSELS by having our own session for Korea in the two prominent organizations in the laparoscopic society the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons(SAGES) and EAES.

Moreover, KSELS became a member of the International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons(IFSES), the association of the international laparoscopic organizations in each region including SAGES, EAES, and ELSA, in July, 2017, and has been globally recognized its academic performance and competence. At the same time, the 42nd Congress of KSELS and 8th International Symposium also are changing and developing into the global symposium acknowledged across the world in the endoscopic-laparoscopic field.
We’d like to thank all of you for your enthusiastic participation and advice at all time to achieve this outcome.

Our spring conference next year will be held in Jeju Island in April 20 and 21 as an international symposium. There will be various academic programs including a joint symposium where the chairmen and leaders of SAGES and EAES will be attending.
It will be an event for sharing the latest knowledge and innovative methods to maintain stability in the field of laparoscopic surgery under the theme ‘Safety Goes with Qualified Surgery.’ We are also preparing the Society to be an opportunity for sharing experience and discussing based on the performance and research outcome in diverse fields of surgery that compose the society.

As this symposium will be held at the Lotte Hotel in Jeju Island with the beautiful natural landscape, we hope that many of you will participate. In addition, we hope that it could become a time to stop your busy schedule with treatment and surgery for a moment and recharge your body and mind.

We look forward to meeting you in Jeju Island.



President The Korean Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons Chairman, The Board of Directors Ho-Seong Han, MD, PhD The Korean Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons