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 Interventional Techniques.
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 center 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 Camps.
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.