February 2019


International Association for Ambulatory Surgery

Newsletter - IAAS Congress Edition
Number 1/19, February 2019
Ambulatory Surgery rates have improved dramatically in Portugal in the last decade and APCA hopes that this area will remain one of the priorities in the agenda of our country's health policies, as it plays a major role in the economic sustainability of the NHS.

The 13th International Congress of Ambulatory Surgery, to be held in May 2019, will be an excellent opportunity to show you all the good work that we are doing in our ASC in Portugal and also the expression and worldwide growth of AS.

The Organizing Committee will define a High-level Scientific Program covering the most current topics related to AS, including Innovation, new surgical and anesthetic trends and new technologies and will be invited speakers that are reference elements in this area worldwide.

About 2,000 delegates from all over the world are expected. who will then take to their countries the main updates and conclusions resulting from Porto 2019.
APCA ends in May 2019 the celebration of its twentieth anniversary and invites everyone to join us in our celebrations. The Organizing Committee invites everyone to visit Porto, try our food, taste some Port Wine and enjoy our fantastic city.
500 years ago the Portuguese discovered the world ... 
Now its time for you to come and discover Portugal and Porto ... 
Come and join us! Be part of the best IAAS International Congress!
Carlos Magalhães
President, Portuguese Ambulatory Surgery Association

On behalf of the International Association for Ambulatory Surgery - Welcome!

The IAAS holds international congresses every two years, and we are honored to have our 2019 13th Congress in Porto. 

We will have an outstanding interactive educational program, with plenary and specialty sessions for anesthesiologists, surgeons, nurses and administrators – multidisclinary learning, just as we work in the ambulatory surgery environment.  There will be sessions for the novice as well as the experienced, trainee as well as practitioner. We will also have dedicated sessions for your research, to share with everyone the advances that you are creating – please submit! 

And with all this, an excellent opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. 
See you in May!
Beverly K. Philip, MD
Vice President for Scientific Affairs, American Society of Anesthesiologists
President, International Association for Ambulatory Surgery
Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Founding Director, Day Surgery Unit Brigham and Women's Hospital​

We are delighted to announce that he Nicoll Lecture will be given by Dr Paulo Lemos a past president of the IAAS

A quick note to all who are interested in coming to our Congress in the beautiful city of Porto. We will be running course before and during the congress (details below) and there will be an Congress App that will allow you to vote live on various questions during presentations.

Please note there is still time to get your abstracts in - please see details below.
Vicente Vieira
Scientific Commitee - President

Courses - Workshops
There are courses taking place before and during the Congress. Please register quickly as places are limited - details here

Sunday 26th
Difficult Airway course - limited to 24 participants
Monday 27th 
Local regional anaesthesia for Ocular Surgery - limited to 25 participants
Advanced use of LMA - linited to 30 participants
Tuesday 28th
Bedside ultrasound assessment of AS patients - limited to 30 participants
Ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks - limited to 30 participants

Abstracts can now be submitted online - follow this link
The deadline for abstracts is 1st March 2019. 

Why not submit an abstract. Present your guidelines, original works, clinical trials, clinical cases or management points - the article must be about Ambulatory Surgery. The authors could be nurses, physicians, researchers, administrators and students.
IAAS Awards 2019
The “IAAS Awards 2019” will be divided into 4 categories: Surgery Speciality, Anaesthesiology, Nursing, Organisation/Business Management.

Please note all abstracts will be published in our Journal Ambulatory Surgery. See here for example

Gamal Mohamed, Newsletter Editor-in-Chief
Email: editor.iaasnewsletter@iaas-med.com

International Association for Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS)
President: Beverly Philip           
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