Dear colleagues,

It is a real pleasure and a great honor to address you this year, in the name of Romanian Society of Surgery, an invitation to attend the National Surgery Conference.

It is not only an event of tradition but also one of the major events of Romanian medicine, both through the covered scientific area and through participation. The central themes we are proposing for this year’s conference of the Romanian Society of Surgery are “Minimally Invasive Digestive Surgery” and “Major Complications in Abdominal Surgery .

This year’s edition is hosted by the city of Iasi, the oldest university center of Romania. Here and the study of medicine has old and deep roots, the birth certificate of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa” wearing the date 30 September 1879.  The chairman of the local organizing committee is our colleague and friend Prof. Dr. Viorel Scripcariu, in his double capacity as a surgeon member of the Romanian Society of Surgery and rector of UMF. “Grigore T. Popa” Iasi.

I am convinced that the themes of the proposed debates, the quality of your work and the joint effort of the organizers are all prerequisites for this year’s edition of the Romanian Society of Surgery Conference not only to be a success but also a truly memorable event.

Prof. dr. Silviu Constantinoiu
Conference President