Dear members,

It is my honor and a privilege to serve as the president of the International Society of Liver Surgeons, ISLS.

ISLS was founded in 2016 to contribute to academic development and education by establishing the advanced standards in surgery for liver and pancreas diseases.

Our key missions are bringing surgeons and medical experts in related fields together to improve the understanding and research of liver and pancreas diseases. ISLS also aims to disseminate scientific advances in liver transplantation, liver and pancreas surgery, and endoscopic and laparoscopic liver surgery through various channels.

To achieve such goals, an annual International Advanced Liver and Pancreas Surgery Symposium is organized to discuss the latest advances in liver and pancreas surgery with the fundamental goal of sharing up-to-date research and promoting friendship among clinicians, coordinators, social workers, and scientists involved in the field.

The ISLS council, staff and I will devote our utmost effort to the advancement of our society. I look forward to your continued cooperation and active participation in ISLS.


Sincerely yours,


Sung-Gyu Lee, M.D, Ph.D.

President, ISLS



Sung-Gyu Lee, M.D, Ph.D.

Asan Medical Center, Korea



Yaman Tokat, M.D, Ph.D.

Florence Nightingale Hospital, Turkey



Jan Lerut, M.D, Ph.D.

University Hospitals of St. Luc Brussels, Belgium


Secretary General

Ki-Hun Kim, M.D, Ph.D.

Asan Medical Center, Korea



Henrik Petrowsky, M.D., FEBS, FACS

University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland


Chair, Scientific Committee

Deniz Balci, M.D, Ph.D.

Ankara University School of Medicine, Turkey


These by-laws were approved at the Inaugural Council Meeting on April 12, 2018.



With the objective to disseminate scientific advances in surgery for hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases and to provide continuing education related to the practice of liver surgery, the ISLS will grant its support to related societies by endorsing* meetings or events organized by such societies. Endorsements will be granted after reviewing the scientific programs, which must be submitted at the time of application.

Please read the guideline below and submit the application form if you wish to grant ISLS endorsement.

*ISLS endorsement does not include financial support or guarantees.