Online registraqtion will close on Tuesday 26 September at AEST 12:00pm

On behalf of General Surgeons Australia and the Organising Committee, it is with pleasure that we invite you to join us in Canberra for the ninth GSA Annual Scientific Meeting – Abdominal Wall: Access and Repair, taking place from Friday 29 September – Sunday 01 October, 2017, at QT Canberra.

The past decade has seen a rapid increase in our understanding of functional abdominal wall anatomy, optimal techniques for abdominal wall reconstruction, and the development of new approaches in achieving primary abdominal fascial closure.  This has made keeping up with the large body of literature and the range of repair techniques difficult.  Our aim is to share knowledge and simplify these processes for the practising general surgeon, focusing on: accessing the abdominal cavity, abdominal incision closure, laparostomy, difficult stoma management, enterocutaneous fistula management, abdominal nerve blockade, chronic abdominal wall pain management, and science of hernia surgery - from common approaches to complex abdominal wall reconstruction...Continue reading

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Apr 17

International Speaker Lineup

We are very pleased and honoured to announce a number of leading international experts presenting on the Scientific Program...


Apr 17

Floriade & Accommodation

Please be aware that the 2017 GSA ASM is taking place during the Floriade Festival which may affect accommodation availability...


Mar 17

Abstract Submission Process

is now open, and closes at AEST 17:00 on Friday 16 June, 2017...

ASM Snapshot

21 MARCH 2017
2017 GSA ASM Registration Opens
Abstract Submission Opens

16 JUNE 2017
Abstract Submission Closes

21 AUGUST 2017
Early Bird Registration Closes @ 17:00

28 SEPTEMBER 2017 
GSA Trainees' Day  

2017 GSA ASM Inc. 
Welcome Reception
Social Spectacular