Prof. Subhash Khanna

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Dr. Ramesh Agarwalla

Congress Secretary


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International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons (IFSES) was born in 1992 with the only mission - the growth, future progress and spread of Minimally Access Surgery, World-Wide.This is not a Federation of Surgeons but of Surgical Societies whose members are Laparoscopic surgeons from all over the world.

The purpose of this Federation is to enhance and promote Endoscopic Surgery and Minimal Access Techniques by: serving as an International forum for the dis-evaluation, and dissemination of information pertaining to Endoscopic Surgery access techniques, IFSES is rich in the quality, capability, activity and culture of each one of its Member Societies and the ethical and professional excellence of its Corporate Members.

About the conference

World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery(WCES 2024), the flagship conference of International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons (IFSES) in conjunction with the Annual Conference of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (IAGES) is the conference of the decade in the field of Minimal Access & GI Endoscopic Surgery. It will indeed be a matter of great pride and immense pleasure for the distinguished surgeons from all over the world to attend this conference and disseminate knowledge, skill, training and make it an academic extravaganza. Happening for the first time in India we are sure that each participant of this congress will have a memorable experience of Incredible India.


The Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons (IAGES) is an organization of surgeons formed to promote and spread the advancement of Endoscopic Surgery throughout India and beyond. The advancement and improvements in technology has resulted in significant changes in the surgical treatment of patients.

IAGES is a vibrant and prestigious association of more than 10000 life members. IAGES has been a leader in bringing numerous structured training programs in various areas of Minimal Access Surgery. IAGES has conducted 20+ national conferences and every year IAGES helds several fellowship programs that includes FIAGES, EFIAGES, FALS and FAGIE JMAS is the journal of IAGES and is getting more popular every year with a healthy impact factor.


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About Host City

Where West Truly Encountered East!

Kolkata (Calcutta), beside the river Hugli grew into being the capital of India during the British Rule and the second capital city (after London) of the British Empire. Also, this city of palaces is known for its neoclassical mansions, as one gets to see an architectural mix of Palladian, Baroque, Rococo, Gothic, Hindu and Islamic. Kolkata’s unique history and modern identity is reflected in its architecture, literature, cinema and music. Kolkata is home of extraordinary Indians such as Nobel Prize in literature - Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Prize in Economic Science-Amartya Sen, Academy Awardee-Satyajit Ray.

Kolkata is the city of learning, The Visava Bharati (communion of the world with India) University was founded by Rabindranath Tagore in 1921, today is one of India’s most renowned places of higher learning with a list of alumni that includes Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen, globally renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray and the country’s leading art historian, R. Siva Kumar to name just a few

Today Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, it is also the modern India’s cultural capital, city of artists, city of learning and books with the largest second hand book market in the world, largest book market in India and largest library in India, Second largest planetarium in the world, largest museum in India and largest botanical gardens (World’s Largest Banyan tree in area covered which is 1250 years old ) a Kolkata surely attracts the learned and historians

Tourists get an experience of this multi cultured, multi religion, architectural retreat by joining the world famous heritage walks which covers through 8 cultures converging namely Armenian, Jewish, Chinese, Islamic, Jain, Buddhist coupled with the old influence of the Portuguese, the Scottish, the Greek and so on and are all found in a 2 km radius between Bow Barracks and Burra Bazaar area (CBD) of Kolkata. It is time for west to meet east in this world city.


Biswa bangala is one of the largest convention centre in south Asia, which is erected on a ten-storeyed building with a convention hall, two auditoriums and four banquet cum exhibition hall for more than 5000 seating capacity, 1000 parking spaces, executive lounges, gymnasiums etc. The convention centre is spread over a built up area of 56932 sq meters and the addition of this world class infrastrucure has made Kolkata the most desirable and favourite destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE).

This world congress is dedicated to

Prof. Tehemton Erach Udwadia

Tehemton Erach Udwadia (15 July 1934 – 7 January 2023) was an Indian surgeon and gastroenterologist, considered by many as the father of laparoscopic surgery in India.He was a general surgeon at two Mumbai hospitals, Breach Candy Hospital and Hinduja Hospital and was the founder president of the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2006 and the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan in 2017 for his contributions to Indian medicine.

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