Dear Colleagues and Friends, On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to participate in the 17thAnnual Congress jointly organized by the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) and the Vietnam Association for Surgery and Endolaparoscopic Surgery (VASEL) on November 25 – 26, 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City – the most vibrant city of Vietnam. After two years of the pandemic, this will be a good opportunity for colleagues and friends to have a physical meeting with face-to-face debates, discussions, presentations, and social events. Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Southern Vietnam and well-connected with important cities in Asia, is an interesting destination with warm hospitality and rich culinary culture. Ho Chi Minh City has made thorough preparations to welcome international tourists back after a two-year closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No quarantine and COVID-19 test are required for entry. We are looking forward to welcoming you to APHS 2022 Congress.

The Conference will begin in:

Prof. Tran Binh Giang

Scientific Committee Chairman President of VASEL

Le Quan Anh Tuan, MD., PhD

Congress Chairman Organizing Committee Chairman