On behalf of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ), General Surgeons Australia (GSA), and the Organising Committee, it is with pleasure that we invite you to join us for the 2019 GSA ASM in conjunction with the CSSANZ SPRING COLORECTAL MEETING, taking place from 24-27 October, 2019, at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart.

Focusing on ‘MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY’, the two Scientific Programs will explore advanced laparoscopic, endoscopic, and robotic techniques, presented via compelling lectures, surgical video presentations, and lively discussions and debate by world-renowned experts from across Australia and internationally including: Prof Luigi Boni, Prof Bernard Dallemagne, Miss Nicola Fearnhead, Dr Marcos Michelotti, Dr Garth Jacobsen, Dr Neil Hyman, and Mr Janindra Warusavitarne.

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Social Program

Tasmania is about farm to table, Hobart is about showcasing locally sourced produce at its best, and the combined CSSANZ Colorectal Spring Meeting and 2019 GSA ASM is about capturing the best of their host city, and offering it up in the form of a not-to-be missed Social Program.

Kicking off our time in Hobart is the Trainees’ Dinner at renowned Agrarian Kitchen; and the Spring Colorectal Dinner at Franklin – both on the Thursday evening. Finish the Combined Program on the Friday with the Welcome Reception at the Historic Henry Jones Art Hotel in the beautiful outdoor courtyard; and finish off the Social Program with the annual Social Spectacular where you will enjoy a beautiful three course dinner with the best Constitution Dock views Hobart has to offer, at the Brooke Street Larder.

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Beautiful historic Hobart offers a variety of accommodation options including 5 star hotels, luxe-boutique, unique boltholes, and character-filled BnBs.  

Stay on site at the meeting venue – Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, for an easy stay in comfortably modern surroundings – Hobart’s largest waterfront hotel. Just a hop skip and a jump away is the world-renowned Henry Jones Art Hotel where you are in for a truly unique stay; or try the new luxury ‘Story Telling’ hotel Macq01. A little further up the road, but worth the hike, is the luxe-boutique hotel The Islington, offering the finest in facilities and service. The history of Hobart is perhaps best served via an array of beautiful independent homes, which you can book via Airbnb, offering you your own space, to your own taste.

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