About ELSA

About ELSA

“Trailblazing MIS into the Next Decade”

ELSA History

The Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA) is a non-profitable organization founded by a small group of Asian endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery enthusiasts in 1990. The society was chartered in Singapore on 12 June 1992 with the following objectives: to foster and develop endoscopic surgery in Asia, to share experience and expertise, and to give advice on standards of practice in member countries.

ELSA today is the major regional representative for endoscopic surgeons in the Asia-Pacific. It is a founding member of the International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons (IFSES), and its governing body consists of leaders in endoscopic surgery from 37 countries in the Asia-Pacific, from Turkey in the west to New Zealand in the east.

SELSMA History

Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery of Malaysia (SELSMA) is a society borne out of interest by a group of excellent laparoscopic surgeons who were determined to share their knowledge with the next generation. The current vice president of ELSA is Dr Vimal K. Vasudeavan who also plays the important role as the president of SELSMA.

Annual ELSA Congress

The annual ELSA Congress represents an important event in the international calendar of endoscopic surgery. This is in addition to the numerous regional meetings organized under ELSA's auspice. The ELSA Annual Congress Is becoming one of the major Surgical Congress in Asia attracting more than 1200 participants every year. The Congress is promised to be a fertile ground for networking with surgeon’s participants and industry representatives. This 14th International Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery Congress and Exhibition promise to be a great event as Malaysia play the second time host since 2003.

ELSA Congress History

Year

Type of Congress

Type of Congress

2019

15th International Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery Congress and Exhibition

Chiangmai, Thailand

2018

14th International Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery Congress and Exhibition

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2017

ELSA Congress

Cebu, Philippines

2016

ELSA Annual Congress in conjunction with 15th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery

Shanghai, China

2015

12th Asia-Pacific Congress of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery

Daegu, Korea

2014

International Congress of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA)

Bali, Indonesia

2013

11th Asia-Pacific Congress of ELSA

Taipei, Taiwan

2012

Regional Meeting of ELSA 2012

Ryiadh, KSA

2011

10th Asia-Pacific Congress of ELSA

Singapore

2010

Regional Meeting of ELSA 2010

Hanoi, Vietnam

2009

9th Asia-Pacific Congress of ELSA

Xiamen, China

2008

11th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery & Regional Meeting of ELSA 2008

Yokohama, Japan

2007

8th Asia-Pacific Congress of ELSA

Hyderabad, India

2006

Regional Meeting of ELSA 2006

Seoul, Korea

2005

7th Asia-Pacific Congress of ELSA

Hong Kong

2004

Regional Meeting of ELSA 2004

Bali, Indonesia

2003

6th Asia-Pacific Congress of ELSA

Kuala Lumpus, Malaysia

2002

Regional Meeting of ELSA 2002

Tokyo, Japan

2001

5th Asia-Pacific Congress of ELSA

Manila, Philippines

2000

7th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery

Singapore

1999

4th Asia-Pacific Congress of ELSA

New Delhi, India

1998

Regional Meeting of ELSA 1998 (JSES-ELSA)

Shanghai, China

1997

3rd Asia-Pacific Congress of ELSA (EAES-ELSA)

Istanbul, Turkey

1996

Regional Meeting of ELSA 1996

Hua Hin, Thailand

1995

2nd Asia-Pacific Congress of ELSA

Hong Kong

1994

Regional Meeting of ELSA 1994

Perth, Australia

1993

1st Asia-Pacific Congress of ELSA

Singapore

 

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