Dear members and visitors
of the Korean Society of Acute Care Surgery.

Welcome to the KSACS.

President of KSACS Jae-Gil Lee

As we near the end of the three-year COVID-19 pandemic, I am privileged to take on the role of president of our society. I, Jae Gil Lee from Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, would like to express my sincere thanks to the former president, the executive team, and all our members for their essential contributions to the society’s progress. In addition, I am grateful for the chance to lead as president, despite my limitations.

Since its establishment in 2011, our society has witnessed remarkable growth. We began as a study group, evolved into an official study group under the Surgical Society, and eventually became a subspecialty society within it. The inclusion of our journal in a scholarly foundation and our membership in the Korean Medical Association are clear indicators of our progress, achieved through the dedication of our members and past executives. Notably, in 2022, we were recognized as an official subspecialty for training in Emergency, Trauma, and Critical Care Surgery, with training commencing in 2023. In addition, we have successfully developed and implemented educational programs for surgical residents, particularly in trauma and critical care modules, and have seen significant participation in ultrasound training.

Our society, while focusing on a single subspecialty, is composed of professionals in diverse roles, including intensivists, trauma specialists (trauma surgeons), and professors in emergency surgery. Our members are involved in multiple overlapping areas of expertise. Our aim is to create a society where everyone can interact harmoniously and find satisfaction. Our goals include sharing a wide range of knowledge and new insights in trauma centers, intensive care units, and emergency surgery. We are committed to developing educational programs tailored to local needs, conducting data collection and research, and creating guidelines. We plan to actively recruit members from diverse medical settings, such as university hospitals, general hospitals, and secondary hospitals, to increase our membership and expand interactions. Moreover, we aim to elevate our academic conferences to an international standard, promoting active exchanges with other global societies and enhancing our society’s global presence.

The growth of our society relies not just on a few individuals, but on the collective effort of all members. As in the past, and now more than ever, we encourage your active participation and valuable insights to support the society’s growth.

We are committed to advancing our society further. I encourage you to take good care of your health and wish you success in all your activities.

President of the Korean Society of Acute Care Surgery Lee Jea Gil

President of KSACS

Lee, Jae-Gil