Save lives, share knowledge

1st Announcement
May 10 - 12, 2015
Amsterdam / the Netherlands
Amsterdam RAI
16th European Congress of
Trauma & Emergency Surgery
Save lives,
share knowledge
CM-001 Amsterdam - Rembrandt (The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp) - Modern Surgery
Organised by
European Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Traumachirurgie
Invitation & Welcome
16th European Congress of Trauma & Emergency Surgery
"Save lives, share knowledge"
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
With great pleasure I want to invite you to the 16th congress of the European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery to be held
in AMSTERDAM, May 10 - 12, 2015. This congress will be organized in cooperation with the Dutch Trauma Society. The Motto of
this meeting is: "SAVE LIVES, SHARE KNOWLEDGE", and will cover a wide variety of topics in Trauma and Emergency Surgery. Such
as ‘Trauma Systems, The Acute Care Surgeon, Endovascular intervention or surgery: Who Stops the Bleeding, Acute Management
of pancreatic injury and disease, Shock control and management, Evidence Based Trauma and Acute Care, Necrotising soft tissue
Infections, New Technologies in Trauma and Acute Care, Polytrauma, Truncal Trauma, Burn injuries’ and many others. Many
colleagues from over the World will attend and contribute in sharing knowledge about prevention of and caring for the trauma
and emergent care patients.
Best regards, on behalf of the presidents of ESTES (Prof. Leppäniemi), and the ESTES General Secretary (Prof. Rommens).
Amsterdam is looking forward to meeting you!
Prof. Dr. Roelf Breederveld,
President ECTES 2015
Roelf Breederveld
ECTES 2015
Ari Leppäniemi
ESTES President
Pol M. Rommens
ESTES General Secretary
Important Dates
Monday, September 1, 2014
Start abstract submission
Friday, December 19, 2014
Notification of abstract acceptance
Friday, February 27, 2015
Deadline for early bird registration fee,
registration cancellation
Friday, April 17, 2015
End of regular fee
Wednesday, October 24, 2014
Deadline for submission of abstracts
Monday, December 1, 2014
Start online registration
Saturday, May 10 – Tuesday, May 12, 2015
16th European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Programme at a Glance
Saturday, May 9
Sunday, May 10
Monday, May 11
Coffee break
Coffee break
Coffee break
Lunch break /
Satellite Symposia
Lunch break /
Satellite Symposia
Lunch break /
Satellite Symposia
Coffee break
Coffee break
Coffee break
Tuesday, May 12
Official Congress
(at own expense)
Preliminary Scientific Programme
Main Topics
- Trauma Systems
- The Acute Care Surgeon
- Endovascular intervention of surgery: Who Stops the Bleeding
- Acute Management of pancreatic injury and disease
- Shock control and management
- Evidence Based Trauma and Acute Care
- Necrotising soft tissue Infections
- New technologies in Trauma and Acute Care
- Polytrauma
- Truncal Trauma
- Burn injuries
Abstract Submission
Participants are requested to submit abstracts online to the Congress Secretariat from Monday, September 1, 2014 until Friday, October 24, 2014, 12:00 CET+1. Please note that
abstracts can only be submitted online.
During the submission process, authors may indicate their preferred presentation type (free paper or poster presentation). The final decision in regards to the presentation type, however,
will be taken by the Scientific Committee. Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author to present at the congress if accepted.
Abstracts may be submitted in English only. Please make sure that special characters and symbols are inserted correctly through the toolbar provided. Authors will be able to draft the
abstracts online and may return to the site to edit the texts of the abstracts if necessary. Authors are free to finalize their texts and submit their abstracts at any time before Friday,
October 24, 2014, 12:00 CET+1.
No changes can be made after this deadline.
No presenter changes will be possible after this deadline.
Notification of acceptance and information regarding presentations will be forwarded to the authors immediately after the reviewing process by e-mail (approximately mid of January 2014).
If an abstract is accepted it is mandatory for the presenting author to attend the congress.
Modalities of free paper and poster presentations will be sent with the notification of acceptance. Accepted posters will be accessible to delegates in the poster exhibition area.
For an abstract to be included in the final scientific program, it is mandatory for the presenting author to register for the congress and to settle payment as soon as the notification
of abstract acceptance is received and not later than Friday, January 28, 2015, 12:00 CET+1.
By submitting an abstract, copyrights are transmitted automatically to the European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery. Abstracts will be published in a supplement of the
European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery as they have been received.
Authors/Contributors of a poster may be invited to present a "bullet talk" (3-minutes) as a summary of their poster in a special poster presentation session.
Grants and Awards
Would you like to win a travel grant of EUR 1,000 to attend the congress?
The prerequisites are:
- Age below 35 (date of congress is decisive)
- Specialist or Specialist-in-Training in Trauma and Emergency Surgery
- Submission and presentation of an accepted abstract
- Documented scientific activities
- Submission of the required documents (letter of intent, CV, list of publications, letter of recommendation)
- Short report about the congress after the event
- Individual member of ESTES or intention to become an individual member of ESTES
To apply for a grant please contact the ESTES Administrative Office: [email protected]
Deadline for application and further information will be announced on the ESTES website at:
- Best Oral Presentations
- Best Poster Presentations
Best Oral- and Poster Presentations will be elected by a jury during an appointed session. Further information will be made available through the website.
ESTES Individual Membership
In order to benefit from the reduced Individual ESTES Membership fees, you may request
membership for ESTES at:
Annual fees:
- Regular: EUR 100
- Doctors in training / non-doctors: EUR 75
- Free annual subscription to the European Journal of Trauma and Emergency
Surgery, the society‘s official forum: 6 issues per year, regular subscription rate
EUR 249.
- Significantly reduced registration fee for the annual ESTES congress.
- Reduced registration fee at ESTES organised or endorsed courses
- Possibility to be a member of the specialist sections of the society: Visceral
Trauma; Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine; Emergency Surgery; Disaster
and Military Surgery
- A diploma confirming your individual membership, if requested
For more information visit the website
ESTES Administrative Office
ESTES Administrative Office
c/o Mondial Congress & Events
Operngasse 20B, 1040 Vienna, Austria
P +43 1 58804 802
F +43 1 58804 185
E [email protected]
Congress Venue
Amsterdam RAI
1078 GZ Amsterdam/NL E
[email protected]
Important Addresses
Professional Congress Organiser &
Scientific Secretariat:
Exhibition & Sponsoring:
Mondial Congress & Events
Operngasse 20B, 1040 Vienna, Austria
P +43 1 58804-0,
F +43 1 58804-185
E [email protected]
Dutch Trauma Foundation
Lommerlan 9
3956 BC Leersum/NL
P +31 205 89 32 32
E [email protected]
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