World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery

The World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery is the quarterly peer reviewed official publication of the World Association of Laparoscoppic Surgeons. This journal is dedicated for practicing laparoscopic surgeons and gynecologists on the surgical techniques that encompass laparoscopy, endoscopy, and all other advanced minimal access surgical technologies. It is the first journal to focus on these techniques both in general surgery, pediatric surgery, urological procedures and gynecology. The Journal covers new laparoscopic technology, the latest on Laparoscopic operative managements, laparoscopic complications and much more. It features the very best in clinical and laboratory based research on all aspects of minimal access surgery. We strongly encourage Abstract Submissions for presentation to this newly launched journal.


Please note that Abstracts can be submitted online.

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The abstracts should be related to thoracoscopy, laparoscopy, endoscopy, hybrid laparoscopy-endovascular techniques and other minimal access procedure. For more information, visit the Instruction for Author section.

At the 2007 World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, the Program Committee will award the "Best Abstract". All abstracts submitted will be considered for this award unless the authors indicate on the electronic submission form that they do not wish to be considered. No additional manuscript or expanded abstract will be needed for consideration. The criteria for this award will include: excellent scientific merit, well written, excellent discussion, very important for the association members, and/or a fascinating case. Both WALS members and non-members are welcome to participate.