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P. Laurence Chiche


ESA President

The European Surgical Association was founded in 1993 and is one of the European's most prestigious surgical organizations.


Its members include the continent’s most prominent surgeons from the countries leading academic medical institutions, many of whom are Chairs of the Departments of Surgery at these institutions. Membership also includes leading surgeons from around the world, making it much more than an European association.

The primary mission of the Association is to be one of the premier organizations for surgical science and scholarship and to provide a continental forum for presenting the developing state of the art and science of general and sub-specialty surgery and the elevation of the standards of the medical/surgical profession. This mission is accomplished primarily by conducting an annual scientific meeting consisting of selected presentations containing the most current information available on clinical and research topics related to surgery or surgical specialties, including studies on outcomes, practice of surgery and ethical and other issues that affect its practice.


The Annual meeting of the European Surgical Association is designed to provide comprehensive educational experiences in the fields of clinical surgery, experimental surgery and related sciences, surgical education and the socioeconomic aspects of surgical care. It is the Association's intent to bring together at this meeting the leading surgeons and scientists from Europe and other continents to freely and openly discuss their latest clinical and research findings.


Pr Peter Lodge and Pr David Jayne  welcome us in Leeds (United Kingdom) 

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

30th Meeting of the ESA
Leeds, United Kingdom
Date: 2-4 May 2024

Classical Abstract submission
open to ESA members only or if you are sponsored by an ESA member

Deadline: November 2nd, 2023, midnight (CET)
Special Lecture
open to ESA members only or if you are sponsored by an ESA member

Deadline : November 30th, 2
023, midnight (CET)
Manuscript submission
February 2024
Via link emailed to selected author


If you are not up to date of your annual membership fees

it is time to proceed to payment.

Fees: 120,- €

Kindly note that the renewal is only available for surgeons that have been accepted as ESA Members.

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