Postponement of the 9th Biennial Congress of the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons

Dear Colleagues,

After a long and careful evaluation of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and in consideration of our commitment with the health and safety of our members and colleagues, the ESES Executive Council and the Local Organizing Committee have decided to postpone the 9th Biennial Congress of the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons, which was scheduled to be held in Athens from 28 to 30 May 2020.

We are now delighted to confirm that we have secured NEW dates to hold the 9th Biennial Congress of the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons, hereafter referred to as ESES 2021, on 27-29 May 2021.  Please note that due to lack of availability of the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, the ESES 2021 Congress will now take place at Divani Caravel Hotel, a business city hotel in the centre of Athens.

The extensive planning and preparations for ESES 2020 are completely transferable to the new dates, by which time we anticipate that the thirst for knowledge and personal collaboration will be met with an extremely successful ESES Congress in Greece. In this respect all current registrations for the ESES 2020 will be rolled over automatically to apply to 2021, while accepted abstracts will be presented during the respective sessions on the new dates.

We strongly recommend you to refer to the ESES 2020 postponement FAQ to get answers to your questions. In addition, and should you require any further assistance, you may contact the Congress Secretariat at [email protected].

We sincerely hope that the entire ESES community is able to remain healthy and we look forward to working with our Partners, Sponsors, Speakers and Participants to deliver a memorable event for all attendees.

David Scott-Coombes

ESES President,
on behalf of the Executive Committee and the Local Organisers

Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

It is beyond any doubt that endocrine surgery has been continuously evolving alongside other specialties.

It is therefore the duty and responsibility of our Society to keep a close eye on developments, to inform colleagues about them, and in particular to emphasize in practices, protocols and techniques that increase the safety of surgeries for endocrine diseases.

An even greater goal for the Society is to attract new colleagues who deal with endocrine surgery and initiate them into good surgical practices with an ultimate goal of offering patients the ideal surgery with the lowest possible complication rate.

The above-mentioned data, we believe, will be the scientific backbone of our conference with the aim of homogenizing surgery for the operations of endocrine diseases across Europe and thus the consolidation of a common “communication language” among European Surgeons.

The Hellenic Society of Endocrine Surgeons, having developed close scientific links with the Hellenic Society of Endocrinology, also invites endocrinologists to contribute to the realization of the objectives of the conference within the framework of the multidisciplinary approach of endocrine diseases.

We call on you and invite you to Athens, Greece, the home of Hippocrates, in May of 2021, so we can achieve the aforementioned goals together.

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee,

Nikolaos Roukounakis
Director, 1st Department of Surgery
“Evangelismos” General Hospital

Kyriakos Vamvakidis
Director, Department of Endocrine Surgery
“Henry Dunant” Hospital Center

Important Dates

Congress Dates: 27-29 May 2021

Early Bird Registration: 31 October 2020

Late Registration: 18 May 2021

Deadline for Abstracts Submission: 6 December 2019

Notification of acceptance: 7 February 2020


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