Apply to Become a National Delegate for the IASSS


The International Association of Student Surgical Societies (IASSS) is the official, pre-specialist affiliated society of the International Society of Surgery (ISS-SIC).

We represent a community of aspiring surgical care physicians (including surgical, anaesthetic and allied health professionals) at various stages of training. Our organisation is comprised of students, junior doctors, trainees and residents from across the globe.

The IASSS team aims to foster a pre-specialist passion for surgical care and to cultivate a passion for safe, equitable, accessible surgical care for all.

We are hoping to connect with more surgical enthusiasts by recruiting national delegates (ND) from each region in the following regions: Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America.

Each region has an appointed chapter lead who will look after the national delegates of the associated region.

This role involves the following responsibilities and duties:

  • Identifying student surgical societies at universities in your country
  • Encouraging student surgical societies to sign up as members of the IASSS, if they have not already done so
  • Creating a collaborative network of all student surgical societies in your country
  • Identifying universities in your country that do not have student surgical societies 
  • Exploring the need for these universities to establish student surgical societies and guiding them to do so

If you are successful in your application to become an ND you will be assuming the role until December 2023. All positions will be open from January 2023 till August 2023.

If you are interested in applying, fill in this form.

If you would like more information, contact our president at [email protected]

National Delegates by Region


Chapter Lead:


National Delegates:


Burundi: Ineza Nsabiyumva Fine

Gambia: Lamin O Beyai

Kenya: Theophilus Barasa

Nigeria: Tofunmi Adegoke

Rwanda: Karangwa Verite Cyubahiro

South Africa: Sabelo Silangu

Sudan: Abeer Hamid

Tanzania: Victor Meza Kyaruzi

Uganda: Richard Buule


Chapter Lead: Robert Jr. So


National Delegates:


Bangladesh: Asadur Rahman Nabin

India: Kathir Karuppiah

Malaysia: Amanda Weng Yee Leong and Shivadeva Selvamani

Pakistan: Muhammad Saad Choudhry

Sri Lanka: Ramitha Eshan Ruwanpathirana


Chapter Lead: Stefan Muntean


National Delegates:


Belgium: Marie Desonniaux

Croatia: Karla Lužaić

Georgia: Rajeeka Singh Tak

Italy: Emily Apostolidou

Romania: Julia Augusta Guimarães Dourado

Switzerland: Nina Steinmann

Turkey: Ali Emir Hamitoğlu

Serbia: Aleksandar Jovanović

North Macedonia: Gloria Gjorgova

Poland: Jia Jia Teo

Ukraine: Manu Sharan Srivastava

Middle East

Chapter Lead: Asil Abualrob


National Delegates:


Jordan: Raneem Frihat

Lebanon: Zahi Hamdan

Saudi Arabia: Maha Awan

State of Palestine: Asil Abualrob

Yemen: Moath Al-Mekhlafi

North America

Chapter Lead: Rami Abd-Rabu


National Delegates:


Chapter Lead:


National Delegates:


Australia: Eric He

South America

Chapter Lead: José Ignacio Valenzuela


National Delegates:


Argentina: José Ignacio Valenzuela

Colombia: Juan Andrés Lozano Arce

Don't see your country? Apply today!