MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
On behalf of the European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES), with its 10,000 members from 79 countries, I invite you to the 13th European Congress for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES) to be held in Basel, Switzerland from May 12-15, 2012. At the meeting we will focus on a broad range of Trauma related topics under the title: Many Ways – One Goal!
The “One Goal” is to provide trauma patients the best possible care. This can only be achieved, when the care they receive is coordinated, timely and most importantly, of the highest quality. Whether our patients suffer from accidents, disasters, or diseases requiring resuscitation, emergency care, surgery, intensive care, and rehabilitation, as Trauma Surgeons it is our responsibility and indeed our privilege to oversee their care throughout the pre-, intra- and post-operative periods.
Providing the highest-quality care in a coordinated and comprehensive manner requires a high level of education, training, and experience. As the new President of ESTES, I am committed to providing opportunities for education, training and experience through the promotion of training programmes, courses and scientific communication. At the heart of this effort is our society’s journal “The European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery (EJTES)”, which in alongside the society has become an internationally recognised leading voice in the field.
While many aspects of trauma care, like trauma systems, emergency surgery and trauma education and intra-hospital organisation, vary in our member countries, ESTES strives to act as a single unifying voice focused on the delivery of high-quality care. With this in mind, ESTES is working to develop a Pan European Trauma Registry to standardise best practices in trauma care throughout Europe.
Please join us in Basel at the 13th European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. The Congress Presidents, Dominik Heim and Retro Babst, have done a superb job of organising a stimulating scientific programme, teaching courses, and social activities you will not want to miss. Please mark your calendars. We look forward to welcoming you in Basel!
With best regards
Prof. Dr. Ingo Marzi
President, ESTES 2011-2012
Professional Congress Organiser, Scientific Secretariat, Sponsorship & Housing
Mondial Congress & Events
1040 Vienna, Austria
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