2024 | Volume 25 | Issue 2

Ōtautahi Christchurch

The RACS Annual Scientific Congress (ASC), scheduled to take place in Ōtautahi Christchurch between 6 and 10 May, stands as a beacon of possibility—inviting health professionals from diverse backgrounds to take part in an experience that promises to be enriching and transformative.

You can anticipate an immersive experience, replete with insights, discussions, and interactions that are poised to broaden horizons and foster professional development. Moreover, the allure of Christchurch itself—with its picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture—serves as an additional incentive, promising a memorable backdrop for intellectual exchange and networking.

One of the defining features of the RACS ASC is the stellar lineup of international speakers. Professor Amy Lightner (Cleveland, USA) for colorectal surgery, Dr Hnat Herych (Kyiv, Ukraine) for military surgery, Professor Andrew Hart (Glasgow, UK) for plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr Pringl Miller (Chicago, USA) for surgical oncology, to name a few, have committed to share their expertise and insights. These luminaries represent a diverse array of disciplines and expertise. Their presentations will offer delegates a rare opportunity to glean wisdom from some of the most eminent minds in the global arena. From thought-provoking keynotes to interactive sessions, the contributions of these speakers promise to inspire, challenge and enlighten.

Beyond the professional and scientific enrichment offered by the RACS ASC 2024, there is also the chance to reconnect with old friends and colleagues, fostering professional and personal relationships.

The RACS ASC 2024 also presents a prime opportunity to engage with industries at the forefront of technological advancement. In an era defined by rapid innovation and disruption, staying abreast of the latest developments is paramount for health professionals. By interacting with industry leaders and experts, you can gain invaluable insights into emerging trends, technologies, and best practices, and position yourself as leaders in the healthcare community—prioritising improvement of patient care.  

Whether through panel discussions, demonstrations or networking sessions, the RACS ASC 2024 offers a platform for meaningful dialogue and knowledge exchange, empowering you to navigate the complexities of a rapidly evolving landscape.

Visit https://asc.surgeons.org/ for more information on the RACS ASC 2024 and registration is open!