The aim of the IAAS is to promote the development and growth of high quality ambulatory surgery worldwide. To this end, it encourages an international exchange of ideas and stimulates programmes of education, research and audit.
The IAAS publishes the journal Ambulatory Surgery, holds biennial international congresses, assists with national meetings and lobbies national and international healthcare bodies.
These activities have resulted in the founding of new national associations for ambulatory surgery, a growth in ambulatory surgery rates worldwide and the incorporation of ambulatory surgery in the strategies of an increasing number of national healthcare providers and international bodies.
Founded to promote high quality ambulatory surgery worldwide, the IAAS provides an international multidisciplinary forum for sharing information on the practice and development of this innovative approach to providing surgical care. This is facilitated by a biennial congress and Advisory Assembly. Full Members may send two delegates to the annual General Assembly meeting.
Day Surgery: Making it Happen is a 2½ -day international course on organizational models and best practices of day surgery. Course content will draw on the experience of leading Day Surgery and Day Services throughout Europe and North America with the aim to provide evidence-based solutions adaptable to the different local situations.
Ambulatory Surgery provides a multidisciplinary international forum for all health care professionals involved in day care surgery. The editors welcome reviews, original articles, case reports, short communications and letters relating to the practice and management of ambulatory surgery. The journal also publishes book reviews and a calendar of forthcoming events.