Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Clinical Robotics Surgery Association it is my great pleasure to extend an invitation to the 3rd annual World Wide Congress on Clinical Robotics and Surgical Innovation to be held in Houston, Texas on November 3-5, 2011.

CRSA has continued to grow over the past year with increasing membership and interest in the society.

We are overwhelmed as in the past year we have attracted a growing number of surgeons who have chosen CRSA as their source of reference for general robotic surgery.

Your response has been amazing and we are happy to have filled that need of having a point of reference in the medical community.

CRSA has continued to evolve as the leader in general robotic surgery.

The 2011 Congress has been designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest technological developments in robotic surgery as well as other innovative platforms with in general surgery and its associated specialties. We are excited to host a highly collaborative welcome dinner showcasing key industry leaders and their new technologies. This is sure to create great excitement and interaction leading into the main scientific sessions. The congress will once again offer many live surgery experiences to educate in current techniques of robotic procedures. We will also have multiple panel discussions reviewing outcomes and experiences from international colleagues.

We welcome you to take an active part in the scientific program, which will be presented during the congress. This meeting will offer a high quality scientific program of interest to surgeons, residents and fellows, as well as allied health professionals. Papers will be presented in the form of plenary sessions, videos and posters and will include an excellent scientific material carefully selected by the Scientific Abstract Review committee.

We look forward to having you in Houston, as we are planning a special social event with a truly Texan experience. Please be sure to pack your boots, and we will see you in November.

Yours sincerely,
Erik B. Wilson, MD, FACS
CRSA President 2011