Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 10th Biennial Congress of ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCS), which will be held at the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, from 20th February to 22nd February 2020.

The ASCS Congress 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.

Our scientific committee has worked hard to put together an exciting and thought-provoking program. A dedicated Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery in soft cadaver and Proctology Masterclass will be conducted by leading colorectal experts on 20th February 2020, to share critical tips and techniques in the areas of minimally invasive surgery, pelvic floordisorders, and complex anorectal conditions. Furthermore, the Scientific Program on the 21st and 22nd February 2020 will provide surgeons with in-depth and up-to-date knowledge relative to surgery for diseases of the colon, rectum and anus, and be a great platform to discuss controversies surrounding the latest developments in colorectal surgery.

On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to welcome you to Bangkok and ASCS 2020. I hope you will have a fulfilling and memorable time at our congress, and enjoy our warm hospitality in Thailand.

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