The first IAAS Online Congress was held on Saturday 31st October 2020.

Here are details of the meeting as you can still choose to view our online recording of the meeting.


Professor Douglas McWhinnie

IAAS President


Dr Carlos Magalhães

President Elect

Like many organisations Covid-19 has forced us to cancel our European Congress this year and postpone our next International Congress until 2022. However, the need for linking and learning from international colleagues has never been greater and so we decided to hold an Online Congress. This was an exciting new departure for the IAAS and many of you were able to join us. However the meeting was recorded so you can now watch it at your convenience.      


Saturday 31st October

1300 - 1430 Session 1

Welcome from Professor Douglas McWhinnie 

The ‘New Normal’ for the ambulatory pathway (Doug McWhinnie. UK)

Changes to the nurses and nursing process post-COVID (Mariann Aaland. Norway)

Multispecialty Roadmaps for Resuming and Maintaining Ambulatory Surgery in the “Post” COVID-19 Era – USA Perspective (Beverly Philip. USA)

Avoiding Aerosol Generating Procedures in ambulatory surgery : loco-regional anaesthesia' (Xavier Falieres. Netherlands)

1430 - 1445 Break

1445 - 1615 Session 2

The Surgeon and Surgery during COVID : working with change (Carlos Magalhães. Portugal)

Can Technology help in the COVID era ? (Naresh Row. India)

Digital Patient Platform : lessons learned (Marc Coppens. Belgium)

COVID+ Conversion After Elective Surgery: To Worry or not to Worry?  (Arnaldo Valedon. USA)

Session 1

Session 2




Saturday 7th November

Free Paper Session

1300 - 14.30

Details here


Scientific Committee