Our mission statement

To provide an international forum for exchanging information and developing new knowledge

in the field of breast surgery.




The International Society of Surgery (ISS) / Société Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC) was founded in Brussels 1902. It is the oldest international surgical society and is dedicated to the exchange of knowledge, innovation, and experience. Its aims are to promote:


  • High standards of practice in the art of surgery
  • Support the advancement of science within and among specialties through clinical investigation and laboratory research
  • Support the basic and specialty fields of general surgery
  • Establish collegiality
  • Facilitate the exchange of ideas on a formal and informal basis

The six Collective Member Societies of the ISS/SIC include the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES); International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC); International Association for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition (IASMEN); Breast Surgery International (BSI); International Society for Digestive Surgery (ISDS); and Alliance for Surgery and Anesthesia Presence (ASAP).

During the Congress in Vienna, Austria, organized as the International Surgical Week ISW1999, the Breast Surgery International BSI was founded as an Integrated Society of the ISS/SIC. BSI has continued to contribute greatly to developing new knowledge in the field of breast surgery. It attracts surgeons from all over the world.

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