Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Embracing the new norm from the COVID 19 outbreak, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the 10th ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCS) meeting, which will be host via the virtual conference platform. It is free for registration.

The ASCS meeting aims to provide a great opportunity for ASEAN Colorectal surgeons to share their experiences and forge stronger collaborations, in order to achieve the best treatment outcomes for our patients. We put together an exciting and thought-provoking program. The meeting topics will be divided into two groups. The first group consists of Video lectures with a live discussion which will be scheduled on 30 September 2020 to 3 October 2020. The second group consists of special interest topics which will be shown as Video-on-demand.

As for the laparoscopic colorectal live-surgery workshop, we will reschedule again once the social distancing order has been uplifted.

On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to welcome you to ASCS 2020. Looking forward to meeting you in the virtual platform.

Sincerely yours,

Jirawat Pattana-arun, MD

Organizing chairman, The 10th Biennial Congress of ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCS)
President of the Society of Colorectal Surgeons of Thailand