About JSES keyboard_arrow_down

JSES was founded in 1991, and has 3 major characteristics:

1) it is a multi-disciplinary team consisted of more than 15,000 members, including general surgeons, thoracic surgeons, upper GI surgeons, HPB surgeons, colorectal surgeons, bariatric surgeons, urologist, gynecologist, pediatric surgeons, etc.

2) Endoscopic Surgical Skill Qualification System (ESSQS) has been established in 2004.

3) medical-engineering collaboration has been promoted to develop new surgical devices or tools with AI. In addition we have other enthusiastic activities. The academic committee conducts a nation-wide survey every two years, which clearly shows not only the rapid increase of laparoscopic and robotic procedures in each surgical field but the decrease of the perioperative complications. The educational committee has provided several useful programs such as surgical tours and suture training seminar, which are now conducted on line. We are looking forward to communicating with surgeons in the world and providing our programs as well.

Prof. Yuko Kitagawa President Dr. Tomonori Habuchi Vice President


Dr. Seigo Kitano Honorary President Dr. Masahiko Watanabe Honorary President


Dr. Yoshiharu Sakai Honorary President

Faculty keyboard_arrow_down
Dr. Masaaki Ito MD, PhD, Head, Department of Colorectal Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa Chiba, Japan
Prof. Junichiro Kawamura MD, Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery Division of Colorectal Surgery, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Japan Colorectal Surgery
Dr. Tsuyoshi Konishi MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA Colorectal Surgery
Dr. Lawrence Lee MD, PhD, Colon and Rectal Surgery, McGill University Health Centre, Canada Colorectal Surgery
Prof. Takeshi Naitoh MD, PhD, Chairman and Professor, Department of Lower Gastrointestinal Surgery, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Japan Colorectal Surgery
Dr. Shigeki Yamaguchi Professor and Chief of Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery at Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan Colorectal Surgery
Annual Meetings keyboard_arrow_down

The 37th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery

Date
December 5 - 7, 2024
Venue
Fukuoka International Congress Center, Fukuoka Prefecture
President of the Congress
Masafumi Nakamura (Kyushu University)


The 38th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery

Date
December 11 - 13, 2025
Venue
Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
President of the Congress 
Norihiko Ikeda (Tokyo Medical University)


The 22nd World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery

The 39th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery

Date
September 2 - 5, 2026
Venue
Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
President of the Congress
Shigeki Yamaguchi (Tokyo Women's Medical University)