Dear Colleagues,

As the American College of Surgeons Governor to Turkey, it is my great honor and privilege to invite you to the ACS Turkey Chapter Meeting, which will be held on 5-6 September, 2019 in the beautiful Kizilcahamam district of Ankara, Turkey.

In its history spanning over 100 years, the American College of Surgeons has represented the highest standards in scientific programming and continuing education. Its contribution to the progress of surgery and related medical sciences has been influential for medical professionals throughout the world.

The theme of the 2019 Turkey Chapter meeting will be “Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery.” In planning this meeting, we aim to create an arena for surgeons to exchange professional knowledge, establish friendships and create a mutual respect and understanding within an international setting. With invited speakers from among the most distinguished of the ACS faculty, this meeting will provide the opportunity for national and regional attendees to network with international leaders. Attendees will benefit from the entertaining new concepts and methods presented in the diverse environment established by the meeting.

In conjunction with the scientific program, a number of social events will be organized for all of our guests to take part in.

I look forward to welcoming you all to Ankara for what I believe shall be an outstanding meeting.

Yours sincerely,

Mehmet Haberal, MD, FACS (Hon), FICS (Hon), FASA (Hon), FIMSA (Hon), Hon FRCS (Glasg)
Governor to Turkey, American College of Surgeons
Chair, ACS Turkey Chapter Meeting 2019