Dear friends and colleagues,
On behalf of the Asia Pacific Association of Robotic Surgeons (APARS) and the Robotic Surgery Society of Singapore (RS3), I would like to welcome you to the 5th Asian Congress of Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery from 14-16 November 2019 in Singapore. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the annual scientific meeting of the Obesity and Metabolic Society of Singapore (OMSS).
The ACRLS is a unique multidisciplinary meeting focusing on the latest evidence and techniques in robotic and laparoscopic surgery. It brings together clinicians and medical practitioners with a keen interest in the field ranging from world experts to novices, allowing a host of networking opportunities. This year, the congress will feature subspecialty tracks in Bariatric/ Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Colorectal surgery, ENT/Head and Neck surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary surgery, Hernia surgery and Urology. The congress will feature an exciting line-up of thought leaders and world-renowned experts from the various subspecialties who will share their knowledge and expertise.
In addition to the exciting scientific program, delegates will get to enjoy the vibrant city of Singapore, a leading health care and technological hub in Asia. The congress venue in Mandarin Orchard, is located right in the center of Singapore’s retail hub, Orchard Road which is arguably Asia’s most famous shopping street. Visitors to Singapore will also experience Singapore’s unique and diverse blend of cultures, traditions and cuisines making any visit to Singapore an unforgettable experience.
We look forward to meeting you in Singapore in 2019.
Professor Brian K. P. Goh
Chairman, ACRLS 2019