ICYLS (International Club of Young Laparoscopic Surgeons) is a collegial group created in the summer of 2002, when fellows from Europe, Asia, and the Americas met with Professor Gagner's team, at the Mount Sinai Minimally Invasive Surgery Center (New York, USA).

The aim of ICYLS is to connect young surgeons who are interested in laparoscopic procedures, all around the world.
For this ambitious goal, ICYLS organizes once a year an international meeting where young surgeons can gather in an informal atmosphere with experienced laparoscopic surgeons, share their experience, and show their motivation to improve their skills and knowledge.

Today, more than 200 surgeons coming from 25 different countries are involved in ICYLS.

In 2006, ICYLS is invited by OESO to officially participate in its 8th World Congress and has been offered the full day of September 2, 2006, to hold its 4th meeting.

ICYLS has created a new website (www.icyls.com) for registration to the ICYLS – OESO Congress in Avignon.

ICYLS members are invited to actively participate in the OESO World Congress by submitting a research protocol (before February 28) and/or an abstract (before May 31).

See "Fellows and young investigators" on this website.