The First Editorial Board Meeting of the journal Mini-invasive Surgery (MIS) was successfully held on June 15, 2021. The meeting was co-hosted by the Editor-in-Chief Giulio Belli and Honorary Editor-in-Chief Prof. Michel Gagner. Thirty-Three Editorial Board members participated in the meeting.
The whole meeting was divided into six parts:
1. Moderators' welcome speech;
2. Speakers' presentations;
3. Editor-in-Chief introduced the journal's development, progress, and vision;
4. Acknowledgment from the Editorial Office;
5. Free discussion;
6. Summary and conclusion.
At the beginning of the meeting, two chief editors made a welcome speech. Prof. Michel Gagner said that the development of the journal cannot be without the support of every editorial board member. He warmly called on all members to actively contribute high-quality articles to the journal.
During the presentation section, Prof. Lee Swanstrom, an internationally recognized innovator in the minimally invasive surgery field, gave us an impressive speech about "What is minimally invasive surgery today?" Our associate editor Prof. Farid Gharagozloo, who is at the forefront of today’s advancements in robotic-assisted thoracic surgery, set forth his opinion about needs and directions for a journal. In addition, our outstanding member Dr. Alan Sihoe, who comes from The University of Hong Kong, gave a speech about "Editorial lessons from minimally invasive thoracic surgery".
Next, Prof. Giulio Belli detailed MIS's current development status, vision, and plan and thanked some members who made contributions to the journal.
In the free discussion section, some members put forward many constructive suggestions and ideas for the journal. The Editorial Office will also summarize and discuss the issues after the meeting and adopt them as needed.
The Editorial Board meeting took about one and a half hours, and everyone was very involved. In the future, our Editorial Office and the Editorial Board will work together to make MIS a high-impact journal! Thank you again for your attendance and support!
Michel Gagner, Hopital du Sacré Coeur, Montréal, Canada.
Giulio Belli, Loreto Nuovo Hospital, Naples, Italy.
Lee Swanstrom, Institute for Image Guided Surgery, Strasbourg, France.
Alan Sihoe, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
Farid Gharagozloo, University of Central Florida, Celebration, USA.
Andrew A. Gumbs, Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal de POISSY/SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, Poissy, France.
William Hope, South East Area Health Education Center, Wilmington, NC, USA.
Yogesh Vashist, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, Goslar, Germany.
Noriyoshi Sawabata, Nara Medical University School of Medicine, Japan.
Kit Fai LEE, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
Luca Gordini, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario, Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, Italy.
Richard Naspro, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo, Italy.
Paolo Ubiali, S. Maria degli Angeli Hospital, Pordenone, Italy.
Zenichi Morise, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Aichi, Japan.
Itasu Ninomiya, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan.
Davide Cavaliere, Forlì Hospital, Forli, Italy.
Andy Petroianu, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Andrea Belli, National Cancer Institute-Fondazione G. Pascale IRCCS, Naples, Italy.
Aram Rojas, Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA.
Fernando A. Alvarez, Clínica Universitaria Reina Fabiola, Córdoba, Argentina.
Yuman Fong, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California, CA, USA.
Alaa EI-Hussuna, OpenSourceResearch Collaboration, Aalborg, Denmark.
Ferdinando Agresta, ULSS2 Marca Trevigiana, Vittorio Veneto Hospital, (TV), Italy.
Andrea Scotti, University of Padua Medical School, Padua, Italy.
Hitoshi Igai, Japanese Red Cross Maebashi Hospital, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan.
Amelia Pietropaolo, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom.
Roberto Peltrini, University of Naples Federico II, Via Pansini, Naples, Italy.
Juan Gómez Rivas, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain.
Giammauro Berardi, Liver Transplantation Service. San Camillo Forlanini Hospital, Rome, Italy.
Ory Wiesel, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
Elisa Francone, General Surgery Unit, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy.
Sara Ricciardi, RCCS University Hospital of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
Raphael Leonardo Cunha de Araujo, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Respectfully submitted by the Editorial Office of Mini-invasive Surgery.
Written by Judith Duan
Assistant Editor of Mini-invasive Surgery