The Iranian Association of Surgeons- Khorasan branch was formed in 1985 in Mashhad Medical Council located in Mashhad, Iran with the presence of active members.
The association is a surgical society dedicated to promoting the highest standards of surgical care through education of, and advocacy for, its fellows and their patients, and to safe guarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.
The first formal scientific congress of Iranian association of surgeons (IAS) was presented in 12 February 1983 in the historical city of Esfahan and the second congress was planned more confidently and celebrated in the city of Shiraz in the following spring. The annual congress of IAS has enjoyed continuous support and increasing success by the surgical community ever since.
The chapters of Association were gradually established in other major cities, where chapter meetings where organized to be carried out in the fall.
The first scientific congress of Iranian association of surgeons- Khorasan branch was presented in 1993 in the Ibn Sina hall and the second in the Emam Reza hospital. Several international congresses were held for the General Surgeons. Also, the training workshops were held for the assistants of various surgical fields and the different surgeons.