Welcome Message


As the American College of Surgeons Governor to Turkey and the President of the Turkey Chapter, it is our great honor and privilege to invite you to the ACS Turkey Chapter Meeting, which will be held on 11-12 May, 2017 in 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 2017 Turkey Chapter meeting aims to remain faithful to the tradition by providing an arena for its members 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, we believe this will be an exciting opportunity for the ACS Turkey Chapter to revive its achievements and produce a memorable congress for all who attend. 

In conjunction with the scientific program, a number of social events that best highlight the cultural and historical treasures of Istanbul will be organized for all of our guests to take part in. 

We look forward to welcoming you all to Ankara in 2017 for what we believe shall be an outstanding meeting. 

Yours sincerely,

Hakan Özkardeş, MD, FICS, FACS
President, Turkey Chapter
American College of Surgeons

Mehmet Haberal, MD
FACS (Hon), FICS (Hon), FASA (Hon)

Governor to Turkey, American College of Surgeons
Chair, ACS Turkey Chapter Meeting 2017
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