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AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting,

Cork, Ireland

21 – 22 September, 2017

The 20th AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting, Cork, Ireland, 21 – 22 September.


Bariatric, HPB and Upper GI speakers for AUGIS 2017 include:
Professor Richard Van Hillegersberg  – University Medical Center
Mr Marc Besselink –  Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam
Professor John Hyland  – President of the RCSI
Professor Derek Alderson – President of the RCSEng
Mr Shaw Somers –  President of BOMSS
Professor John Reynolds – Professor of Clinical Surgery, St. James’s Hospital & Trinity College
Professor Nigel Heaton  – Head of Liver Transplantation, King’s College Hospital
Mr Colm O’Boyle –  Consultant Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon, Ireland

Guest Lecture: 
Mr Trevor Ringland  – former British and Irish Lions Rugby International

The AUGIS Gala Dinner is a ticketed event and will take place at the Old Cork Women’s Jail on Thurdsay 21st September, so if you would like to attend please book your ticket now as places are limited.
Find out more by visiting: www.augis.org/2017conference

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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