Greetings from Tirupati, the temple town of Southern India.,

On behalf of the Organizing committee, we take immense pleasure in welcoming you to the Midterm Annual Conference of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology at Hotel Fortune select grand ridge, Tirupati from 29th Feb - 01st March 2020 organized jointly by the Departments of Surgical, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati and Tirupati Oncology Group Andhra Pradesh and hosted by Indian Association of Surgical Oncology, India.

Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, a tertiary care referral centre and a jewel in the crown of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Tirupati, has established itself as a Medical University of repute. SVIMS Cancer Centre has acquired the state-of-art equipment with well recognized faculty & best practices, offers evidence based patient centered care as well as taken active role in population health management.

MIDCON IASO 2020 is being held in Tirupati for the first time, which we assure will be an academic feast consisting of several guest lectures, panel discussions on hot topics, debates, tips from experts, video and poster/paper presentations with an exposure to newer trends in the field of Cancer Surgery. This one and half daylong conference will provide all of us a open forum to discuss and debate multidisciplinary care of various common cancers and share knowledge and experiences with rest of our colleagues from across the country. This will be an occasion for all of us to expand one's expertise and network apart from an opportunity seek blessings of the Lord of seven hills Sri Venkateswara Swamy.

Tirupati is a city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Its Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple sits atop one of the seven peaks of Tirumala Hills, attracting scores of Hindu pilgrims. Apart from several other temples such as Sri Kapeelatheertha Swamy temple, Tiruchunur Sri padmavathi Temple and Sri Kalahastheswara Temple, Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park with lions and primates & Chandragiri Fort an added attraction. We, together take pride in welcoming you and your family to this momentous event. We are confident that with the help of your participation and contribution, this will be an unforgettable, fruitful and memorable experience. We look forward to meeting you in the temple town of Tirupati.