European Society of Surgery


Prof. Wojciech NowakOn behalf of the Organizing Committee it is our privilege and great pleasure to invite you to join the 15th Annual Meeting of The European Society of Surgery (ESS) to be held in Kraków, Poland on November 17-19, 2011. Held annually, the meeting provides an ideal platform that brings together people from all over Europe widely representing a variety of surgical specialties in basic, translational and clinical research and practice. This year meeting is held under the umbrella “Quality in Surgery” and is focused on improving surgical outcomes, safety and cost-effectiveness in endocrine surgery, GI surgery and surgical oncology.

The 15th ESS Annual Meeting in Kraków, located in the very centre of Europe, between the West and East, will be the perfect place where scientists interested in surgical research can meet and exchange ideas and experience. A large number of oral and poster sessions will cover many interesting aspects of the surgical research and clinical practice. The wide range of educational symposia provided by world-wide recognized Invited Speakers will satisfy clinicians interested in clinical surgery. To extend this experience, the meeting social program will allow participants to immerse themselves in the vivid and fascinating life of Kraków.

Kraków, the former capital of Poland, is one of the largest and oldest Polish cities. It has traditionally been the centre of its academic, cultural and artistic life. Its historic centre, which includes the Old Town, Wawel Castle and  Kazimierz Jewish Quarter, was included in the list of World Heritage Sites. Our Meeting will take place in the Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland. The modern and well equipped venue is located only ten minutes walking distance from the Market Square – the historical heart of the city.

Thank you very much in advance for joining us in Kraków, November 17-19, 2011.
We look forward to meeting you soon in Poland.

Prof. Wojciech Nowak, President of the ESS
Prof. Jan Kulig, Secretary General of the ESS
Assoc. Prof. Marcin Barczynski, Secretary of the Organizing Committee

We are honoured that Krakow has been chosen to host the 15th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Surgery.

Your presence in our city is especially important to us; it corroborates the status of a significant univeristy and scientific centre which our city enjoys, at the same time proving that Krakow is a popular destination for the most prestigious scientific meetings.

I believe that Krakow will meet your expectations, our city’s aura will be
specially conducive to your debates and that the many charms of Krakow will make your time here interesting and enjoyable.

I hope that the Krakow meeting will, as expected, fulfil the hopes vested in it, contributing significantly to the development of surgery, the identification and promotion of new trends in research, as well as to the search for ever more modern and better methods of fighting the most dangerous diseases.

Thank you for your trust in choosing Krakow to host such an important and widely-recognised scientific meeting. Hoping that your meeting will prove truly fruitful, I cordially invite you to get acquainted with our city – the former capital of Poland.

Jacek Majchrowski Mayor of Krakow




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