The Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Bangladesh (SLSB) was formed in a general meeting of those surgeons who were performing and others who were interested in laparoscopic surgery and its development on August 5, 1999. The meeting was chaired by Professor C.H. Kabir, the then Convenor of the Convening Committee. In total thirty six eligible members were present in the meeting, who were later declared as the founder members of the Society. A detailed well-functional constitution, drafted earlier by Prof. T.I.M.A. Faruk was adopted and ratified in the meeting.
The purpose of forming the society was obvious by the demand of time. Since laparoscopic surgery emerged as one of the most widely accepted and popular superspecialties, it was very much needed to get the surgeons together who were involved in laparoscopic surgery. Initially only the general surgeons performing this surgery came forward and later some other specialty like gynecology, urology etc. also joined.
The objectives which the society started with were for the benefit and services to the patients by laparoscopic procedures; to foster, support and encourage academic, clinical and research activities in this field; to offer teaching and training to the eligible interested surgeons; and above all, to maintain unity and protect the rights and privileges of the members. A continuous effort was also put to keep an international liaison to keep the members up to date with worldwide development of laparoscopic surgery.
The very first Executive Committee was formed with Professor Atai Rabbi as the President and Dr. ANM Zia-ur-Rahman as the Secretary General Subsequently, for the 2nd EC, Professor M. A. Majid and Professor Humayun Kabir Chowdhury became the President and Secretary General of the Society, for the 3rd EC, Professor Humayun Kabir Chowdhury and Professor Syed Mahbubul Alam became the President and Secretary General 4th EC, Prof. A.N.M Zia-ur-Rahman and Prof. AHM Towhidul Alam became the President and Secretary General of the Society for the 5th EC, Prof. Mujibar Rahman and Prof. AHM Towhidul Alam became the President and Secretary Geneeral of the Society for the 6th EC, Prof. Abdullah Al Amin and Prof. Sarder A. Nayeem became the President and Secretary General of the Society for the 7th EC, Prof. AHM Towhidul Alam and Prof. Sarder. A. Nayeem became the President and Secretary General of the Society, 8th EC, Prof. AHM Towhidul Alam and Prof. Samsad Jahan Shelly became the President and Secretary General of the Society.
At present this is the 9th EC which is running the organization. It is headed by Prof. Sarder A. Nayeem and Prof. Md. Mustafizur Rahman as the President and Secretary General respectively.
SLSB Govt. Reg. No. S-12971