Spring Online Congress

You can now watch the full recorded meeting at your leisure and for free.

Welcome to our IAAS Spring Online Conference.

Our first online conference last October 2020 was a great success!  We had a varied selection of invited presentations from international experts in part 1 of the conference and free paper submissions a week later in part 2. The theme of ‘Patient Pathway changes due to COVID-19’ was clearly topical and useful. While COVID-19 remains far from controlled, there is hope for the future through mass vaccination programmes, and we feel another online conference for April 2021 would be appropriate. The theme on this occasion is ‘Strategically coming out of the COVID pandemic’ and as ever we have constructed an interesting programme of international speakers for Saturday April 10, with the free papers one week later.

Among the core objectives of the IAAS in the development of high quality ambulatory surgery worldwide is the promotion of education and training for surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and administrators. While we cannot as yet meet face to face and enjoy the company of like-minded enthusiasts, we can, at least, continue to offer education and knowledge to our members.

We hope to see you all online soon, and until then, keep safe!

Professor Douglas McWhinnie         Dr Carlos Magalhães


Dr Arnaldo Valedon


IAAS Spring Congress

Dr Vicente Vieira


IAAS Congress

It is with great excitement that we invite you to participate in our Spring 2021 IAAS Virtual Meeting!

Being on the frontline dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are keenly aware of the challenges we have and will continue to face as same-day healthcare providers. Now more than ever it is important to be able to share experiences and evidence-based educational content in our respective fields in order to continue to provide the safest care for our patients. We also realize that the pandemic has imposed psychological challenges for both patients and healthcare providers alike and we must be ready to address these head on. We encourage you to engage with us in our ongoing educational journey and be able to share your unique experiences so we can build upon each other's knowledge.

The Congress had a 4-hour plenary session on Saturday 10th April which was recorded and you can now watch at a time of your choosing.