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Joint meeting of the European and the Austrian Society of Surgical Research ESSR 2020 -
Turning ideas into reality. Be part of the translation!

Manuel Maglione1, Rupert Oberhuber1, Benno Cardini1, Andras Meszaros1, Dietmar Öfner-Velano1

1 Medical University of Innsbruck, Dept. of Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery, Anichstraße 35, 6020 Innsbruck - Austria

Background and Aim

The Covid-19 pandemic changed dramatically our daily private and scientific lives. Due to the travel and meeting restrictions set up all over the globe we decided to take up the challenge to organize an exciting, pioneering conference on a virtual basis. The aim of the meeting is to encourage active exchange of ideas and to support worldwide networking between senior and junior scientists.

Materials and Methods
  • a boundless amount of brainwork from the local organizing committee, the scientific committee, the board members of the ESSR & the ChirFor as well as the help of the sister societies in South Africa, UK, USA and Japan
  • a newly built Virtual Venue
  • a great PCO

Results & Discussion
  • Conference Date: December 10th & 11th , 2020
  • Virtual Venue open from December 5th to December 13th, 2020
  • 253 submitted abstracts from 18 countries and 5 continents
  • 11 topics covering basic, translational and clinical research
  • 7 awards - including the prestigious Walter Brendel Award 2020 - will be assigned
  • 4 live, plenary sessions
  • 28 invited talks
  • 151 talks
  • 84 E-Posters
  • 24/7 Q&A possibility for all delegates
  • Networking Lounges with senior scientists
  • Virtual Booths for supporting companies


We present a novel, exciting approach to do a conference during COVID-19.
The scientific program was designed to help delegates all over the world to share their experiences and results, and to interact with peers.
This will be the first virtual conference of the European and the Austrian Society for Surgical Research. Be part of the new frontier!


Should you have any queries regarding your conference registration 
thank you for contacting our PCO, Linda Partl, 
at the following email address: linda.partl@i-med.ac.at

Abstract Submission is closed!
There is no extended deadline!
Register now

Stay tuned!

Dietmar Öfner-Velano
Honorary President
xxxxxxxxxxManuel Maglione
Congress President

Rupert Oberhuber
Benno Cardini 
Andras Meszaros
Congress Secretaries


University Hospital for Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery Innsbruck
Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

+43 650 200 2103

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