September 2016

Long Range Planning Committee

John P. Dormans, MD, FACS
Long Range Planning Committee Chair

Montreal, Canada was approved as the location for the Annual Meeting & Course in 2019 and contract negotiations are nearly completed. Amsterdam, Netherlands was approved in July as the location for IMAST 2019 and contract negotiations are underway.

Hamburg, Germany was felt to be a very good option but was unavailable due to renovations scheduled in 2019. The committee believes it should be considered for a future meeting. Seattle is being considered for the 2020 Annual Meeting.

Upcoming Meetings:

2017 – IMAST: Cape Town, South Africa  Annual Meeting: Philadelphia, PA, USA
2018 – IMAST: Los Angeles, CA, USA  Annual Meeting: Seoul, Korea
2019 – IMAST: Amsterdam, Netherlands  Annual Meeting: Montreal, Canada
2020 – IMAST: should be outside North America  Annual Meeting: should be in North America‚Äč

Chair: John P. Dormans, MD, FACS Committee: Steven D. Glassman, MD; David W. Polly, Jr., MD; Marinus de Kleuver, MD, PhD; Ferran Pellisé, MD, PhD; Henry F. Halm, MD; Ronald A. Lehman, Jr., MD