9th Congress of World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Bridging the Gap and Beyond, June 14(Wed) – 17(Fri), 2017 COEX Seoul, Korea


David CC Chuang Dear Members of the WSRM, and Friends who are interested in Microsurgery:

The WSRM is a world’s premiere organization with its long history and great reputation. It was born in 1999, merged from the two previous international microsurgical Societies -- ISRM (International Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, established in 1970) and IMS (International Microsurgical Society, established in 1972). It organizes a biennial congress in different Continents. The first Congress Meeting was held in Taipei, Taiwan in 2001. The upcoming Meeting is the 9th Congress Meeting held in Seoul, Korea from June 14 to 17, 2017.

The WSRM has involved the world’s major groups of reconstructive microsurgeons. It provides the most wonderful opportunities and benefits to many microsurgeons to share and change of their thoughts, ideas and techniques, to meet many pioneers in different specialized fields, and to get acquainted with many friends from different countries. During these last two years we have also initiated the WSRM Educational Symposium Series, called “ Pre- or Post-Congress Symposia ” . The aim of this is to strengthen the ties between Central WSRM and four Regional Societies: ASRM in North American, ALAM in Latin American, APFSRM in Asian-Pacific, and EFSM in Europe. For examples, the pre-symposium with ALAM in Mexico City (Nov. 25, 2015, a full day, the title is "Video Instructional Course"); the post-symposium with ASRM in Scottsdale, Arizona (Jan 19, 2016, a half day, the title is "ALT (Antero-lateral Thigh) Flap"; the pre- symposium with EFSM in Antalya, Turkey (April 21, 2016 a half day, the title is "Cross-firings on some debates in Reconstructive Microsurgery"; and the pre-symposium with APFSRM in Beijing, China (June 2nd, 2016).

2. "Fu-Chan Wei Lectureship Award" and its Committee. The aim of this is every two years the committee will select one winner who has great contribution to the reconstructive microsurgery. 3. "Task Force committee". The aim of this is through strategic planning of the committee to enhance the membership and success of the WSRM.

The WSRM 2017 in Seoul, the Congress Chairman, Prof Myong Chul Park, the Scientific Program Chairman, Prof JP Hong, and their team have been making their maximal efforts to organize the spectacular meeting during this two years preparation. The theme of the WSRM 2017 Congress in Seoul is "Bridging the gap and beyond"

I sincerely hope that the Congress will continue to grow forever, and that WSRM members will appreciate the value and significance of being a WSRM membership. This is especially true to every prospective and current young microsurgeons who can benefit from the Meeting. So please spread the Meeting information to the world, encouraging your colleagues to come to the forthcoming 9th World Congress Meeting in Seoul, Korea in 2017.

I look forward to seeing you in Seoul.

David CC Chuang, M.D.
President, WSRM, 2015-2017.
Myong Chul Park Dear colleagues,

A warm hello from Korea!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the WRSM 2017, it is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to join the 9th Congress of World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery which will be held from June 14-17 in Seoul, Korea.

The WSRM provides a platform for microsurgeons to exchange their opinions and experiences on the microsurgical field. Under the theme of “Bridging the Gap and Beyond”, the Organizing Committee of WSRM 2017 is now putting its upmost efforts to put together an excellent scientific program in order to ensure that you are up-to-date with the latest trends and developments by distinguished microsurgeons from around the world. Furthermore, participants will have great opportunities to network through extensive discussion and stimulating exchanges.

As the capital of the Republic of Korea, Seoul is located at a geographically privileged area in between China and Japan, the two largest markets of Asia. Seoul serves as the business hub for the North-East Asian region based on its highly advanced digital and knowledge industries. Seoul is a city where 600 years of history and cutting-edge information technology coexist harmoniously. Various international events were hosted here including the 3rd ASEM Summit in 2000 and the 5th G20 Summit in 2010. Seoul was also selected as the Best MICE City by Global Traveler for two consecutive years.

June is a pleasant time of the year in Seoul, which makes for a remarkable metropolitan experience unlike any other. It is our hope that the 9th Congress of World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery will continue the tradition in this beautiful city, where reconstructive microsurgeons from around the world would come together to share academic excellence and clinical ingenuity.

We look very much forward to welcoming you at WSRM 2017 in Seoul, Korea.

Thank you

Myong Chul Park, M.D., Ph.D
Organizing Committee of WSRM 2017