Distinguished Lecture of the ISS

The Distinguished Lecture of the International Society of Surgery was established by the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons in June 1990, and the first lecture was delivered at the 1992 Clinical Congress in New Orleans, Louisiana. This Lecture was proposed and endowed by the U. S. Chapter of the International Society of Surgery to recognize the Society’s worthwhile activities by honoring distinguished international surgeons at the annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.

The 2021 Distinguished Lecture of the ISS will be delivered at the Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons on October 27, 2021, from 1:00 – 1:55 pm (CT). 

The US Chapter of ISS is pleased to announce that Dr. Raghu Ram Pillarisetti OBE will deliver the 2021 Distinguished Lecture. The presentation entitled “Disrupting Breast Healthcare in India“.

Click here now to read Dr. Raghu Ram Pillarisetti OBE’s Resume.

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The 2020 Distinguished Lecture of the International Society of Surgery was canceled due to COVID-19.

2019 Distinguished Lecturer: Emmanuel M. Makasa, BSC.HB, MBCHB, MPH, M.MED (ORTHO)
Title: The Role of Surgical Case in Attaining Universal Health Coverage for Sustainable Development in Low and Middle Income Countries

View a list of past Distinguished Lecturers.