On behalf of the Clinical Robotics Surgery Association it is my great pleasure to extend an invitation to the 4th annual World Wide Congress on Clinical Robotics and Surgical Innovation to be held in Chicago, Illinois, on September 27 -29, 2012
CRSA has continued to grow over the past year with increasing membership and interest in the society. As acceptance and development of robotics continues, so does interest and membership in the CRSA.
We are overwhelmed as in the past year we have attracted a growing number of surgeons who have chosen CRSA as their source of reference for general robotic surgery.
Your response has been amazing and we are happy to have filled that need of having a point of reference in the medical community.
CRSA has continued to evolve as the leader in general robotic surgery.
The 2012 Congress has been designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest technological developments in robotic surgery. We are excited to host a highly collaborative welcome dinner showcasing key industry leaders and their new technologies. This is sure to create great excitement and interaction leading into the main scientific sessions. The congress will once again offer many live surgery experiences to educate in current techniques of robotic procedures. We anticipate offering hand-on courses in single-incision robotic surgery, in partnership with the Institute of Advanced Robotic Surgery (IARS) at the University of Illinois.
We welcome you to take an active part in the scientific program, which will be presented during the congress. This meeting will offer a high quality scientific program of interest to surgeons, residents and fellows. Papers will be presented in the form of plenary sessions, videos and posters and will include an excellent scientific material carefully selected by the Scientific Abstract Review committee.
We look forward to having you in Chicago, as we are planning a special social event, cruising Lake Michigan to give you a unique view of the Windy City.
Alessio Pigazzi, MD, FACS
CRSA President 2012