The World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons was founded in 2001 by international group of Surgeons and Gynaecologists who felt need of a strong
world level organization for Minimal Access Surgery.
WALS represents a worldwide community of surgeons that can bring minimal access surgery, endoscopy and emerging techniques to patients in every country. We represent over 3,000 surgeons, Gynecologist and allied health professionals from all over world.
Most of the
organization of the world are confined to their own parent country
whereas, the main concept behind WALS was to make a global platform under
which all the medical profession involved in laparoscopy should exchange
their knowledge and experience.
WALS has become a growing and dynamic
organization that will continue to play a leading role in the future of
Laparoscopic Surgery and Allied
WALS is an International Organization for the
promotion of laparoscopic surgery duly registered by the government of
respective countries. It is also the only association of world in which Laparoscopic
Surgeons, Laparoscopic Gynaecologists, Laparoscopic Urologists,
Laparoscopic pediatric surgeons and any other medical allied branches
doing laparoscopic surgery are welcome.
Aside from organizing annual
Top Level Congresses in different countries, it is also actively
involved in research, development, training and publication of outstanding
articles. Educational (training), Research (multi
studies and clinical trials), Technological (R&D in instrumentation,
ancillary equipment, telerobotics and telecommunication), Publication
(publication of original articles and state of the art reviews),
Membership and Public Relations including Free Laparoscopic Surgery
The Educational Committee runs WALS
training Courses and also endorses training courses in member
institutions and hospitals if these meet the criteria set up by the
Committee which are reviewed periodically.