Regional Meeting

10-12 May, 2018

Ankara - TURKEY

Congress Themes

Medical & Surgical Education in Our Region


Recent Advances in Surgery


Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

As the American College of Surgeons Governor to Turkey, it is my great honor and privilege to invite you to the ACS Regional Meeting, which will be held on 10-12 May, 2018 in Ankara, Turkey.

In its history spanning over 100 years, the American College of Surgeons has represented the highest standards in scientific programming and continuing education. Its contribution to the progress of surgery and related medical sciences has been influential for medical professionals throughout the world.

The 2018 Regional Meeting aims to remain faithful to the tradition by providing an arena for its members to exchange professional knowledge, establish friendships and create a mutual respect and understanding within an international setting.

Our congress themes, “Medical and Surgical Education in Our Region” and “Recent Advances in Surgery,” will give participants an opportunity to share up-to-date surgical advancements and techniques as well as learn from the expertise of our distinguished colleagues from our region and from around the world. With invited speakers from among the most distinguished of the ACS faculty, I believe this will be an ideal opportunity for the ACS to extend its influence to our region and for professionals from all areas of the surgical specialties.

We look forward to collaborating with our international colleagues during the planning and organization of the meeting, and we look forward to seeing you with us in Ankara in May 2018.

Yours sincerely, 

American College of Surgeons Turkey Section

Executive Committee 


Hakan Özkardeş, MD, FICS, FACS


Sezer Gürer, MD, FACS

Vice President

Gökhan Moray, MD, FICS, FACS


Aydın Dalgıç, MD, FICS, FACS


Cemalettin Topuzlu, MD, FACS


Mehmet Haberal, MD, FACS (Hon), FICS (Hon), FASA (Hon)



Mehmet Haberal 


Kemal Alemdaroğlu

Aydın Dalgıç

Sezer Gürer

Münci Kalayoğlu

Gökhan Moray

Hakan Özkardeş

Cemalettin Topuzlu

Sadık Yıldırım 

Preliminary Guest Speakers

Salman Al-Sabah KSA

Abdallah Yunis Bashir JORDAN

Mohey Elbanna EGYPT

Nicole S. Gibran USA

Nadey Hakim UK

Mark Hardy USA

Jamal J.H. Jomah KSA

Mary McGrath USA

Haldun Müderrisoğlu TURKEY

Patricia J. Numann USA

Biagio Ravo ITALY

İskender Sayek TURKEY

Babulal Sethia UK

Safwan Abdul-Rahman Taha UAE

Ronald G. Tomkins USA 

Supported By

  • Başkent University
  • Başkent University Improvement Foundation (BÜGEV)
  • Haberal Education Foundation (HEV)
  • International Haberal Transplantation and Education Foundation (IHTEF)
  • Turkish Transplantation and Burn Foundation
  • Turkish Transplantation Society (TOND)
  • Turkic World Transplantation Society (TDTD)
  • World Academy of Medical, Biomedical and Ethical Sciences (WAMBES)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) 

Contact Us


Şehit H.Temel Kuğuoğlu Cad. Yonca Apt. No: 28 / 4 Bahçelievler

Ankara / TURKEY


+90 (312) 215 5160