Annual Scientific Congress


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The Annual Scientific Congress (ASC):

  • is the College's major educational annual activity
  • is the largest multi-disciplinary surgical meeting held in Australia and New Zealand
  • provides Fellows with a valuable opportunity to present their experience, wisdom and opinions to their colleagues, in a challenging and truly international forum
  • has different scientific programs that offer participants the opportunity to learn and experience first hand the advances in surgical specialties.

The ASC consists of plenary and concurrent sessions for sections. Each participating section invites an eminent authority as a distinguished visitor, around whom the specialty program is built. Distinguished visitors are selected from overseas or within Australia.

The ASC is held over four days and provides ample opportunity for inter-disciplinary as well as specialised discussion.

History - The first general scientific meeting of the College was held in Canberra in 1928. Since then, meetings have been held annually, with the venue rotating through the main cities of Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Future ASC Dates:

ASC 2019

6 - 10 May 2019
Bangkok, Thailand

ASC 2020

11 - 15 May 2020
Melbourne, Victoria

Website and Virtual Congress

For further information about the ASC, please visit the ASC website.

This video provides an overview of the Annual Scientific Congress held in Kuala Lumpur in 2012.


ASC Secretariat
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: + 61 3 9249 1248