Dear Colleagues,

As the Scientific Chair of ASCS 2020, it is my great pleasure to invite all of you from over the world and
in particular those living or practicing in the ASEAN countries to attend the 10th Biennial Congress of ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCS 2020) from 20th - 22nd February 2020, Bangkok, Thailand.

This 3-day conference will share an insight into the best practices and cutting edge of colorectal surgery and update management in colorectal and anal diseases. Beside the complimentary proctology masterclass
on 20th February 2020, a full-day hand-on cadaveric workshop for laparoscopic colorectal surgery is well set on this day (with a limited number of delegates and pre-registration required).

Whilst the main congress on 21st - 22nd February 2020, delegates will have an opportunity to attend several symposia delivered by distinguished speakers such as a topics of complication and complex issue in colorectal surgery, controversy in rectal cancer surgery, colorectal cancer in the young, enhanced recovery after surgery and much more.

This meeting will also bring together a multi-disciplinary group of general and colorectal surgeons together with other healthcare personnel to present their research or work, and exchange break-through ideas relating to coloproctology. An award will be provided for the best e-poster presenters.

Since this conference covers very interesting subjects on colorectal and anal diseases from very fundamental issue to practical application of colorectal surgery, anyone interested in current and future practice of colorectal surgery should not miss.

I am looking forward to welcome you all to the ASCS 2020.

Varut Lohsiriwat MD PhD

Scientific Chair of ASCS 2020