It gives me an immense pleasure to welcome you to the Annual Scientific and academic event of Association of Surgeons of India, ASICON 2018. The City of Chennai has our Head office and after a duration of about 25 years, Chennai is proudly organizing the ASICON 2018. ASICON has now reached a new dimension as being the most prominent of Surgical Conferences not only in SAARC countries but also worldwide. I am sure that this conference would be one of the best conferences organized in the recent past. There would be academic extravaganza along with cultural & gastronomic feast during the conference organized at a beautiful venue. No wonder we have a representation and participation of Royal Colleges of Surgeons, England & Edinburgh along with our neighbors. The conference promises to be a landmark conference where modern surgery (robotics) will meet Classic oncosurgical and vascular procedures. Chennai holds the distinction as a surgical centre of excellence in South East Asia with prominent role in Medical tourism. The academic deliberations will be international standards and will set new standards and reflect the new vibrant ASI. Participation of post graduates for the conference has been an annual event and this conference takes pride in registration of large number of postgraduate for various competitive and noncompetitive events. The organizers have ensured adequate representation from all sections of ASI and all state chapters. Apart from the conference Chennai serves as a Tourist destination & gateway of SouthAsia.
The dynamic organizing team of Dr. Ratnaswami as the Chairman & Dr. Vinayak Senthil as its Organizing Secretary with their other colleagues shall not leave any stone unturned for the grand sucess of the conference. Once again I take this opportunity to invite all of you for ASICON 2018 & also extend a warm welcome.
I wish the conference Grand success and may this conference set the benchmark for furture conferences of ASI.