Welcome Message by the AsAES Chairman
Welcome to the 16th Congress of the Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons
It is my great honor and pleasure to welcome you to the 16th Congress of the Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons, to be held from March 8 to 10, 2018 at New Delhi, India by Congress President Saroj K. Mishra with the official support of the Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons. Congress President Saroj K Mishra is Professor and Head of Department of Endocrine Surgery, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India. He selected judiciously J W Marriott Hotel, NewDelhi Aerocity as the location and venue of the Congress. The venue is very easy to access from the International Airport and to the central area of Delhi City also. Therefore, you can join the Congress without difficulty wherever you live, and you can also enjoy unique traditional Indian cultures before or after the Congress.
Our Association was found in 1986 and the first Congress was held in Tokyo 2 years later, led by first President Yoshihide Fujimoto,sadly, who passed away in July 2016. He wanted to have an association similar to the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons to provide anopportunity for mutual understandings and friendship among endocrine surgeons in Asia. Since then, the meeting is being held biennially in many cities in Asia. The 5th Congress was held in 1996 in Hyderabad, India, led by President Lakshmana Rao. Therefore, the 16th Congress in 2018 is the second Congress to be held in India. Since the Local Organizing Committee is officially supported by the Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons, I expect that the Congress will be very successful and provide a forum for further exchange of information and the development of new knowledge in the field of endocrine surgery, and that it will be a very good opportunity to expand the spirit of friendship among endocrine surgeons in Asia. As Chairman of the AsAES, I cordially invite all of you to the 16th Congress in 2018.
Akira Miyauchi, MD
Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons