Dear ESSR attendees!

The Boards of the European and Austrian Society of Surgical Research together with the LOC have extensively discussed and regularly monitored the global dynamics of Covid-19.

With health and safety of all participants being the utmost priority, we have decided to postpone the joint meeting of the European Society for Surgical Research and the Austrian Society for Surgical Research. 

The new dates of the meeting will be December 9th - 11th 2020.

Considering the relatively long time-span between the two dates we will re-open the abstract submission. This will give the chance to update data of already accepted abstracts, as well as to submit new work. For this purpose, a new early-fee registration and abstract submission deadline will be defined.

If you have already registered for the congress, if you are a faculty member, a successful abstract submitter, or an exhibitor/sponsor, we will be communicating with you directly in due course.

In the coming days the congress homepage as well as the congress program will be updated. As we are aware of the constant development of the worldwide Covid-19 spread we invite you to regularly check the congress homepage for updates. 

Thank you for your patience and for understanding this unprecedent situation and the decision which has been taken.

Kind regards from Innsbruck

Manuel Maglione
Chairman LOC


Registration is open - explore our Website!

We are looking forward to our keynote speaker Christoph Strasser who won the

Ultra Ausdauersportler Christoph Strasser - RAAM Sieger 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017 und 2018 - Foto (c) Alexander Karelly |

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Abstract submission is OPEN!

"The microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease - impact on gastrointestinal surgery?"
Timon Adolph, Innsbruck, Austria


"Interplay of Therapy and Tumor Microenvironment in Human Colorectal Cancer"
Michael Bergmann, Vienna, Austria


"Current state of man-machine interfacing in bionic extremity reconstruction"
Konstantin Bergmeister, Vienna, Austria


"Clinical Research - the good, the bad and the ugly"
Nikolaos Bonaros, Innsbruck, Austria


"Reconstructive Transplantation – From Scientific Dream to Clinical Reality"
Gerald Brandacher, Baltimore, USA


“Pushing back the boundaries of islet transplantation”
Mikael Chetboun, Lille, France


"Tissue engineering and vascular graft"
Jaroslav Chlupac, Prague, Czechia


„Living versus deceased donor uterus transplantation – ethical and other considerations“
Jiri Fronek, Prague, Czechia


"Upper gastrointestinal surgery - a challenge in treatment and research"
Philipp Gehwolf, Innsbruck, Austria


"Paraplegia in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm surgery – clinical and experimental approaches to prevent spinal cord ischemia"
Andreas Greiner, Berlin, Germany


„Recent scientific developments in metastatic prostate cancer“
Isabell Heidegger-Pircher, Innsbruck, Austria


"Turning ideas into reality via Real time live confocal microscopy"
Martin Hermann, Innsbruck, Austria


"A Cellular Approach to Therapeutic Neovascularisation - Application to Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine"
Jasmine Ho, London, UK


„Challenges in scientific Translation - the story behind the CAST trial“
Johannes Holfeld, Innsbruck, Austria


"The influence of femoral torsion on patella instability"
Peter Kaiser, Innsbruck, Austria


"Robotics in HPB – is all that glitters gold?"
Christian Oberkofler, Zurich, Switzerland


"Visceral surgery 2030: robotics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality"
Robert Öllinger, Berlin, Germany


“Transplant tolerance – reaching for the holy grail”
Nina Pilat, Vienna, Austria


"New insights into mitral regurgitation - from bed to bench"
Bruno Podesser, Vienna, Austria


“Liver transplantation for metastatic diseases – an oxymoron?”
Stefan Schneeberger, Innsbruck, Austria


“Stereotactic radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors”
Peter Schullian, Innsbruck, Austria


"Living within translation - How to lead a surgical research lab"
Jakob Troppmair, Innsbruck, Austria


"Understanding Schwann cell functions during nerve regeneration to improve therapeutic approaches for nerve repair"
Tamara Weiss, Vienna, Austria


"Immunology and Silicone breast implants - from capsular fibrosis to ALCL"
Dolores Wolfram, Innsbruck, Austria