Dear Colleagues,

As the ACS Turkey Chapter, it is our great honor and privilege to invite you to the ACS Turkey Chapter Meeting, which will be held on 3-4 September, 2020.

Nowadays, we are going through unpredictable times that none of us are able to foresee the turnout of the events. We would be pleased to host you in the beautiful Kizilcahamam district of Ankara, Turkey. However, if we are unable to organize the meeting safely due to the recent coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we are planning to organize a Virtual meeting.

The theme of the 2020 Turkey Chapter meeting will be “Emergency Surgery Including Burns” and as ACS Turkey Chapter, we aim 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.
With invited speakers from among the most distinguished of the ACS faculty, this meeting will provide the opportunity for national and regional attendees to network with international leaders. Attendees will benefit from the entertaining new concepts and methods presented in the diverse environment established by the meeting.

Even though we would like to welcome you in Ankara in September, we would be equally pleased to meet you online and exchange ideas through a Zoom meeting if current situation remains unchanged.

We will decide on the format of the meeting depending upon the future circumstances and according to your participation status. Therefore, please kindly confirm your participation latest by July 1, 2020.

We look forward to meet you either way.

Yours sincerely,

Mehmet Haberal, MD, FACS (Hon), FICS (Hon),
FASA (Hon), FIMSA (Hon), Hon FRCS (Glasg)
Governor to Turkey, American College of Surgeons
Chair, ACS Turkey Chapter Meeting 2020

Hakan Ozkardes, MD, FACS
President, ACS Turkey Chapter