At regular intervals since 1993, international surgeons of the sympathetic system have met to discuss the developments in therapies and surgery. The main aims of these congresses were to provide continuous, high quality education for surgeons and to provide a forum for experts to exchange specialised information on chosen topics.
The general consensus at these meetings was that an organised international group would best meet the demands of the growing number of interested surgeons and scientists. So the ISSS was founded in 2001.
The main objective of the Society is to promote the interchange of knowledge and experience and to advance the science and technique of sympathetic surgery.