Mission and History

World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

Mission Statement

The World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM) is aimed “to stimulate and advance knowledge of the science and art of Microsurgery” and aims to “provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas”. The WSRM Congress brings together practitioners and scientists to build and develop thriving scientific societies, health care agencies, and academic institutions in all parts of the world and to integrate their knowledge toward a common language of accepted standards and practice in reconstructive microsurgery. During the WSRM Congress, members of the international microsurgery community have the opportunity to share and learn about new research and best practices in the field. WSRM was created by the merging of two international societies, the IMS and ISRM, in 1999. The first Congress was in 2001 in Taipei. Since then WSRM congresses have been hosted in the following locations:

Year President Chairman Venue
1999 – 2001 V Meyer FC Wei Taipei, Taiwan
2001 – 2003 FC Wei G Germann,
H Steinau
Heidelberg, Germany
2003 – 2005 W Morrison G Loda Buenos Aires, Argentina
2005 – 2007 J Terzis A Beris,
PN Soucacos,
C Vlastou
Athens, Greece
2007 – 2009 B Strauch K Doi,
I Koshima
Okinawa, Japan
2009 – 2011 PM Soucacos E Tukiainen Helsinki, Finland
2001 – 2013 Kazuteru Doi Robert Walton Chicago, Illinois, USA
2013 – 2015 L. Scott Levin Raja Sabapathy Mumbai, India
2015 – 2017 David C. C. Chuang Myong Chul Park Seoul, Korea
2017 – 2019 Isao Koshima Geogio De Santis,
Marco Innocenti
Bologna, Italy
2019 – 2021 David Chang Eric Santamaria,
Javier Lopez,
Alex Cardenas
Cancun, Mexico