Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Turkish Association for Endoscopic Laparoscopic Surgery (ELCD), it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 14th Endoscopic Laparoscopic Surgery Congress & MMESA (Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Endoscopic Surgery Association) Spring Meeting which will be held in Cyprus Limak Hotel, Babylon Congress Center, April 19-23, 2019.

Currently, the fastest and widespread change in surgical practice is in the field of minimally invasive surgery.  Most of the surgeons in the world have great motivation to learn techniques of minimally invasive surgery and practice it.  We would like to present a comprehensive program of the congress by being aware of these facts; how gained experiences and developments in technology are reflected in endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgery practices, how we are going to achieve better results with the support of experienced speakers and you, estimated participants from our country and other countries in the mediterranean area.

We stated “Complications in Minimally Invasive Surgery” as the main theme of the congress, in order to direct the surgeons to focus on prevention and management of the complications which they are going to benefit from.

14th Congress of Turkish Association for Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery & MMESA Spring 2109 Meeting will be a platform which makes all the colleagues to share their experiences and improve themselves, also it is going to develop the professional relationship and friendship between the surgeons from Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and European countries.

We would like to invite all our colleagues with our best regards and wishes.

Dr. Levent Avtan
Congress President
Dr. Cüneyt Kayaalp
Secretary of Congress