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AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting,

Cork, Ireland

21 – 22 September

The Call for Abstracts is open for the 20th AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting which will take place at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, Ireland, 21 – 22 September 2017.  The programme promises to be an exciting one, with parallel sessions for oesophago-gastric, hepatobiliary and pancreatic, plus bariatric surgery. There will also be parallel sessions for Allied Health Professionals. The website for the meeting is up and running.

Last chance! Abstract submission closes at 9am, Monday, 26 June.

President’s Message

Focusing on the future of AUGIS

A fair amount has happened since my last missive. Most of the important things relate to politics, policy and service provision – important stuff that affects us all and, more importantly, our patients.

AUGIS Council has recently considered the future of AUGIS; should it contract to become an association for upper GI cancer and metabolic surgeons, or continue trying to represent the entirety of upper GI surgery. The conclusion was overwhelmingly in favour of the later and I believe this is the right decision.

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