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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is an honor to invite you to the 12th World Congress of MISTIC which will take place in Tehran, Iran, from 9th through 11th of Nov. 2016. 

MISTIC was initially developed in 2011 as a vehicle to bring together the internationally recognized leaders in several disciplines of Minimally Invasive Surgery in a high quality, state-of-the-art, academic conference. It was conceived to fill a void in surgical education as currently there are few international meetings that bring the surgical world together in a concise, high level, interactive environment.  The successful 2011 meeting was followed by subsequent conferences in 2011 and 2014. Several surgical subspecialties were represented and surgeons from around the world attended and participated as faculty or as audience. Additionally, residents and fellows were able to present their research.

Today, MISTIC is a unique MIS surgical conference bringing some of the world’s most recognized surgeons together to share ideas, create academic relationships and advance the practice of surgery. Unprecedented in scope and depth, MISTIC 2016 is sure to be an excellent learning experience for all involved. Surgeons from all disciplines will find the content of the meeting to be meaningful. The talks, designed to be state of the art, provocative and educational, will be delivered by a prominent global faculty. Sessions will highlight popular surgical subjects such as General Surgery, GYN, Urology, ENT, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Interventional Radiology, Laser Medicine, Cardio Vascular surgery, Anesthesiology and their Subspecialties. There will also be emphasis on audience participation in a complex patient management cases session.

It would seem only fitting that a conference of this quality should also be held in a truly spectacular venue.  Tehran is a beautiful city with plenty to do and experience. Additionally, Tehran is a truly marvelous metropolis rich in history, spirituality and culture.  It should be on anyone’s list of must-see countries.

On behalf of the entire faculty, I welcome everyone to join MISTIC and participate in this truly wonderful experience.

Farhadi M, MD

Chief of the 12th International Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgeries and Techniques 


Dear Colleagues and Friends
Regarding the progressive development of surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques, which has replaced the traditional methods of open on surgeries one hand, and the progression of the prevalence of obesity and the need for the operation in morbid obese patients on the other hand, we are honored to invite you  to the 12th international congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Techniques  as a worthwhile opportunity for science and experience exchange among experts of various specialists.

Attendance of internal medicine beside surgery and basic science has proposed a great opportunity for valuable innovation in medical industries in endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques.

Professors of various specialist from all over the world, Holding  valuable education-practical workshops and great discounts for MIS equipment, make our congress distinct.

We, therefore, are grateful to invite all professors, colleagues, residents, researchers and attendant to participate in our congress, to supply a splendid Scientifics environment  for expanding science and treatment strategies.

Special thanks

Prof. Abdolreza Pazouki

Scientific Secretary of the Congress


Dear Colleagues and friends,

It is great pleasure to invite you to 12th International Congress of Minimally Invasive techniques & surgeries 9-11 November 2016.

    The aim of this congress is to offer a variety of topics covering the continuous developments in the field of Endoscopic surgery. This meeting will focus on Gastric, Colorectal, Biliary, Bariatric, Endocrine, Urological, ENT, Plastic and Gynecological Endoscopic updates.

      I hope this would also be a great opportunity for you to be able to spend some time visiting and enjoying many fascinating and historical sites in Iran such as Isfahan,shiraz and more.

     I am looking forward to seeing and welcoming you in Tehran. 

Professor H.Kalbasi, FRCS (ENg.), FACS.

President of Association of Iranian Endoscopic Surgeons

President, Iran Chapter American College of Surgeons



Development of new methods in every field particularly in medicine, which is the result of hardworking human endeavor in the world, initially, faces with some resistance of technicians in comparison with previous traditional methods. But these resistances decline as we go forward. Endoscopic surgery also was faced with resistance and severe criticism in Iran, initially. But now it has become an accepted and routine method. On the other hand, due to the application of this technique in different surgical groups, almost it's going to be pandemic. So, the formation of procedures which work with endoscopic method is a necessary point that is being shaped by accepting this principle by all stakeholders, fortunately. Due to this principle, the country's laparoscopic association believes that it's necessary to have all of surgery fields and is inviting different surgery groups to participate and share their ideas since two years ago which is a good event. We hope that the Endoscopic Surgery Association can perform correct scientific and practical plans with paying attention to country's native situation and with cooperation and efforts of all surgical groups.

Dr. Javad Bastar

The chief of thorax surgery association





In the name of God

An explorer human, searches for science anywhere and anytime, by comparison and conclusions, and finds eternal truth called "vital energy" in everything that exists in different shapes but undying.

Human knows that for any mental or physical movement and thus continue living, is faced with sensitive situation and if the balance is saved and the exchange with energy is done in a basic correct way, he/she is healthy both mentally and physically and spends natural process of his/her life.

From the perspective of acupuncture, chaos and disorganization due to lack or excess of total and partial energy in every period of life do not have anything except illness.

This medicine with more than its three thousand year old history, is an important branch of traditional Chinese medicine that is identified as an effective way for diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of some diseases during the 70s decade by WHO.

The Iranian Scientific Acupuncture Association, hopes healthiness and success for all partners and hopes to do some effective work for decreasing pain of patients by having two views of classic medicine and acupuncture and aligning these two theories together and improving the quality and quantity of acupuncture.

Dr. Reza Heshmat

The chief of Iranian Scientific Acupuncture Association



Dear Friends and Colleagues

On behalf of the congress Organizing Committee of MISTIC  2016, I bid you welcome to attend the 2016 MISTIC Meeting in Tehran, Iran. Iranian laparoscopic surgeons are well known all over world for their skill and they have a strong tradition of caring for their nation as well as being a leading centre for training and research.

The theme for this Congress is focused on all the recent advancements of Minimally Invasive Techniques. The meeting will hold on Razi International Conference Center and emphasises the importance of how we need to prepare our surgeons in how they would provide care to our people in the coming years with advancements in technology and innovation, minimal access surgical techniques and changes in the socioeconomic and healthcare demands of our nations.

This Congress also sees a novel approach as the Organising Committee under the supervision of DR. H. Kalbasi, president of Iranian chapter of ACS, and WALS and Dr. Abdolreza Pazouki, Director of MIS Research Center has planned the Congress around hands-on, interactive workshops so that there is seamless and integrated engagement of participants across the various topical tracks. This is possible because the Congress will be held in the supervision of many other pioneer of laparoscopic surgery in Iran. There is dedicated state-of-the-art skills training and education space in university which will serve the needs for the concurrent Congress symposia and workshops.

Teharan will be an even more exciting place in 2016 with new tourist attractions opening, and I am looking forward to welcoming you here at the 12th International Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery Congress MISTIC 2016.



Chairman World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurgaon, India

Professor and Head of Minimal Access Surgery, TGO University, India

First University Qualified Master Minimal Access Surgeon of India (M.MAS)

Editor in Chief World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery (WJOLS)

General Secretary World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeon (WALS)

General Secretary International College of Robotic Surgeons (ICRS)

Member European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)

Member European Association for Transluminal Surgery (EATS)

Member Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

Member Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)

Member Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS)

Member Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA)

Fellow of International Medical Sciences Academy (IMSA)

Member Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES)

Member Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)

Member Indian Medical Association (IMA)