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Mission Statement

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Our aim is to promote interest, knowledge and quality of care in emergency and trauma surgery.

ESTES was formed in 2007 by the merger of the European Association for Trauma & Emergency Surgery and the European Trauma Society.  Since then it has continued to promote best practice in the provision of emergency and trauma surgery from pre-hospital care through diagnosis, intervention and intensive care to rehabilitation.  This is underpinned by international collaboration,  scientific research, development and delivery of training courses, and the work of the specialist sections (Disaster & Military Surgery, Emergency Surgery, PolytraumaVisceral Trauma as well as Skeletal Trauma and Sports Medicine).

ESTES holds an annual scientific meeting – the European Congress for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ECTES) and produces a bi-monthly journal – the European Journal for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (EJTES).   ESTES also provides practical support through Grants and Fellowships.

Board of Directors

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2019-2020

Executive Board

President

Carlos Mesquita
Coimbra, Portugal
Past President

Christoph Josten
Leipzig, Germany
President Elect
Radko Komadina
Celje, Slovenia
Vice-President

Jonathan Tilsed

Beverley, United Kingdom
General Secretary

Klaus Wendt
Groningen, The Netherlands
Advisory Council Chair

Roberto Faccincani
Milan, Italy
Treasurer

Isidro Martinez Casas
Jaén, Spain
Editor-in-chief (EJTES)
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Ingo Marzi
Frankfurt, Germany

Section chairs & vice-chairs

Emergency Surgery Disaster & Military Surgery
Chair

Jorge Pereira
Viseu, Portugal
Vice-chair

Michael Sugrue
Letterkenny, Ireland
Chair

Itamar Ashkenazi
Hadera, Israel
Vice-chair

Simon Herman
Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Skeletal Trauma and Sports Medicine Visceral Trauma
Chair
Richard Kdolsky
Vienna, Austria
Vice-chair

Jan Verbruggen

Maastricht, The Netherlands
Chair

Christine Gaarder
Oslo, Norway
Vice-chair

Ruben Peralta
Doha, Qatar

 

Polytrauma
Chair

Hans-Christoph Pape
Zurich, Switzerland
Vice-chair

Aitor Landaluce-Olavarria
Vizcaya, Spain

Permanent Education Commitee

Chair
Talving Peep
Peep Talving
Tallinn, Estonia
Vice-Chair

Luca Ponchietti
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Delegates of Institutional Members

ATLS European Association
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Jørgen Joakim Jørgensen
Oslo, Norway

ATCN Europe
info

Frédéric Lodier

Lyon, France

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Photo Frederic Lodier
Albanian Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery
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Agron Dogjani
Tirana, Albania
Austrian Trauma Society
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Andreas Hartmann
Salzburg, Austria
Belgian Orthopaedic Trauma Association
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Guy Putzeys

Bellegem, Belgium

Putzeys Guy Belgian Trauma Society
info

Stefaan Nijs

Leuven, Belgium

 

 
British Trauma Society
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Stuart Matthews
Leeds, United Kingdom

 

 Croatian Trauma Society
info

Bore Bakota

Karlovac, Croatia

Czech Trauma Society
info

Pavel Drác

Olomouc, Czech Republic

Drac Pavel Dutch Trauma Society
info

Mike Hogervorst

Groningen, The Netherlands

Finnish Trauma Society
info

Ville Vänni

Joensuu, Finland

French Emergency Surgery Society
info

Frederic Rongieras

Lyon, France

German Trauma Society
info

Frank Hildebrand

Aachen, Germany

Hellenic Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery
info

Spiros Stergiopoulos

Greece

 

Hungarian Trauma Society
info

Endre Varga

Szeged, Hungary

Israeli Emergency Surgery and Trauma Society
info

Miklosh Bala

Jerusalem, Israel

Italian Trauma & Emergency Surgery Society (SICUT)
info

Roberto Faccincani

Milan, Italy

Lusitanian (Portuguese) Association of Trauma & Emergency Surgery
info

Henrique Alexandrino

Coimbra, Portugal

Medical Response on Major Incidents & Disasters
info

Eric Voiglio
Monaco, Monaco

 

Norwegian National Advisory Unit for Trauma
info

Christine Gaarder

Oslo, Norway

Cyprus Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
info

Chrysanthos Georgiou

Nicosia, Cyprus

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Pan-Ukrainian Association of Traumatology and Osteosynthesis
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Andriy Kalashnikov

Kiev, Ukraine

Portuguese Surgical Society
info

Jorge Pereira

Viseu, Portugal

Romanian Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery
info

Valeriu Surlin

Craiova, Romania

Serbian Trauma Society
info

Milorad B Mitkovic

Nis, Serbia

Slovakian Trauma Society
info

Peter Simko

Bratislava, Slovakia

Slovenian Association of Surgeons
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Simon Herman

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Slovenian Society of Trauma Surgeons
info

Matej Cimerman

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Spanish Surgeons Association
info

Cristina Rey Valcarcel

Madrid, Spain

Swedish Trauma Association
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Louis Riddez

Linköping, Sweden

Swiss Society of General Surgery and Traumatology
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Andreas Platz

Zürich, Switzerland

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Thomas Müller

Chur, Switzerland

Turkish Association for Trauma and Emergency Surgery
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Mahir Ozmen

Ankara/Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish Society of Orthopedics & Traumatology
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Ertugrul Aksahin

Ankara, Turkey

Past Terms

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ESTES Board of Directors 2019-2020

Executive Board
President Carlos Mesquita
Past President Christoph Josten
Vice President Jonathan Tilsed
President Elect Radko Komadina
General Secretary Klaus Wendt
Treasurer Hayato Kurihara/Isidro Martínez
Editor-in-Chief Ingo Marzi

Section Chairs  
Emergency Surgery Jorge Pereira
Emergency Surgery Vice-Chair Michael Sugrue
Disaster and Military Surgery Itamar Ashkenazi
Disaster and Military Surgery Vice-Chair Simon Herman
Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine Richard Kdolsky
Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine Vice-Chair Jan Verbruggen
Visceral Trauma Chair Christine Gaarder
Visceral Trauma Vice-chair Ruben Peralta

Institutional Member Delegate
ATLS
Austrian Trauma Society
Belgian Trauma Society Stefaan Nijs
Croatian Trauma Society Bore Bakota
Czech Trauma Society
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Finnish Trauma Society Kari Isotalo
French Emergency Surgery Society Francois Pons
German Trauma Society
Hellenic Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Spiros Stergiopoulos
Hungarian Trauma Society Endre Varga
Italian TES (SICUT) Roberto Faccincani
Lusitanian (Portugese) Association of Trauma & Emergency Surgery Henrique Alexandrino
Netherlands Trauma Society Kees-Jan Ponsen
Norwegian Trauma Competency Service Christine Gaarder
Pan-Ukrainian Association of Traumatology and Osteosynthesis Andriy Kalashnikov
Portuguese Surgical Society
Romanian TES (SRCUT)
Serbian Trauma Society Milorad B. Mitkovic
Slovakian Trauma Society Peter Simko
Slovenian association of surgeons (SAS) Radko Komadina
Slovenian Society of Trauma Surgeons Andrej Cretnik
Spanish Surgeons Association-SSA Isidro Martínez
Swedish Trauma Association Louis Riddez
Swiss Society of General Surgery and Traumatology Andreas Platz
Swiss Trauma Society (SGTV) Thomas Müller
Turkish Association for Trauma & Emergency Surgery
Turkish Society of Orthopedics & Traumatology

ESTES Board of Directors 2018-2019

Executive Board
President Christoph Josten
Past President Marius Keel
Vice President Jonathan Tilsed
President Elect Carlos Mesquita
General Secretary Klaus Wendt
Treasurer Hayato Kurihara
Editor-in-Chief Ingo Marzi

Section Chairs  
Emergency Surgery Andreas Shamiyeh
Emergency Surgery Vice-Chair Jorge Pereira
Disaster and Military Surgery Roberto Faccincani
Disaster and Military Surgery Vice-Chair Itamar Ashkenazi
Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine Radko Komadina
Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine Vice-Chair Richard Kdolsky
Visceral Trauma Chair Christine Gaarder
Visceral Trauma Vice-chair Louis Riddez

Institutional Member Delegate
ATLS
Austrian Trauma Society
Belgian Trauma Society
Bosnian Trauma Society
Croatian Trauma Society
Croatian Urgent Medicine and Surgery Association
Czech Trauma Society
Danish Orthopedic Trauma Society
Finnish Trauma Society
French Emergency Surgery Society
German Trauma Society
Hellenic Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery
Hungarian Trauma Society
Italian TES (SICUT)
Lusitanian (Portugese) Association of Trauma & Emergency Surgery
Netherlands Trauma Society
Norwegian Trauma Competency Service
Pan-Ukrainian Association of Traumatology and Osteosynthesis
Portuguese Surgical Society
Romanian TES (SRCUT)
Serbian Trauma Society
Slovakian Trauma Society
Slovenian association of surgeons (SAS)
Slovenian Society of Trauma Surgeons
Spanish Surgeons Association-SSA
Swedish Trauma Association
Swiss Society of General Surgery and Traumatology
Swiss Trauma Society (SGTV)
Turkish Association for Trauma & Emergency Surgery
Turkish Society of Orthopedics & Traumatology

ESTES Board of Directors 2017-2018

Executive Board
President Marius Keel
Past President Jonathan Tilsed
Vice President Eric Voiglio
President Elect Christoph Josten
General Secretary Klaus Wendt
Treasurer Hayato Kurihara
Editor-in-Chief Ingo Marzi

Section Chairs  
Emergency Surgery
Emergency Surgery Vice-Chair
Disaster and Military Surgery
Disaster and Military Surgery Vice-Chair
Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine
Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine Vice-Chair
Visceral Trauma Chair
Visceral Trauma Vice-chair

Institutional Member Delegate
ATLS
Austrian Trauma Society
Belgian Trauma Society
Bosnian Trauma Society
Croatian Trauma Society
Croatian Urgent Medicine and Surgery Association
Czech Trauma Society
Danish Orthopedic Trauma Society
Finnish Trauma Society
French Emergency Surgery Society
German Trauma Society
Hellenic Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery
Hungarian Trauma Society
Italian TES (SICUT)
Lusitanian (Portugese) Association of Trauma & Emergency Surgery
Netherlands Trauma Society
Norwegian Trauma Competency Service
Pan-Ukrainian Association of Traumatology and Osteosynthesis
Portuguese Surgical Society
Romanian TES (SRCUT)
Serbian Trauma Society
Slovakian Trauma Society
Slovenian association of surgeons (SAS)
Slovenian Society of Trauma Surgeons
Spanish Surgeons Association-SSA
Swedish Trauma Association
Swiss Society of General Surgery and Traumatology
Swiss Trauma Society (SGTV)
Turkish Association for Trauma & Emergency Surgery
Turkish Society of Orthopedics & Traumatology

ESTES Board of Directors 2016-2017

Executive Board
President Jonathan Tilsed
Past President Hans-Christoph Pape
Vice President Eric Voiglio
President Elect Marius Keel
General Secretary Pol Maria Rommens
Treasurer Hayato Kurihara
Editor-in-Chief Ingo Marzi

Section Chairs  
Emergency Surgery
Emergency Surgery Vice-Chair
Disaster and Military Surgery
Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine
Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine Vice-Chair
Visceral Trauma Chair
Visceral Trauma Vice-chair

Institutional Member Delegate
ATLS Andrew Baker
Austrian Trauma Society Richard Kdolsky
Belgian Trauma Society Stefaan Nijs
Bosnian Trauma Society Ismet Gavrankapetanovic
Croatian Trauma Society Bore Bakota
Croatian Urgent Medicine and Surgery Association Boris Hreckovski
Czech Trauma Society Peter Wendsche
Danish Orthopedic Trauma Society Henrik Eckardt
Finnish Trauma Society Lauri Handolin
French Emergency Surgery Society Francois Pons
German Trauma Society Christoph Josten
Hellenic Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Spiros Stergiopoulos
Hungarian Trauma Society Endre Varga
Italian TES (SICUT) Mauro Zago
Lusitanian (Portugese) Association of Trauma & Emergency Surgery Carlos Mesquita
Netherlands Trauma Society Inger Schipper
Norwegian Trauma Competency Service Christine Gaarder
Pan-Ukrainian Association of Traumatology and Osteosynthesis Andriy Kalashnikov
Portuguese Surgical Society Pedro Ramos
Romanian TES (SRCUT) Mircea Beuran
Serbian Trauma Society Milorad B. Mitkovic
Slovakian Trauma Society Peter Simko
Slovenian association of surgeons (SAS) Radko Komadina
Slovenian Society of Trauma Surgeons Andrej Cretnik
Spanish Surgeons Association-SSA Isidro Martínez
Swedish Trauma Association Louis Riddez
Swiss Society of General Surgery and Traumatology Andreas Platz
Swiss Trauma Society (SGTV) Dominik Heim
Turkish Association for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Hakan Yanar
Turkish Society of Orthopedics & Traumatology Güvenir Okçu

ESTES Board of Directors 2015-2016

Executive Board
President Hans-Christoph Pape
Past President Ari Leppäniemi
Vice President Eric Voiglio
President Elect Jonathan Tilsed
General Secretary Pol Maria Rommens
Treasurer Hayato Kurihara
Editor-in-Chief Ingo Marzi

Section Chairs  
Emergency Surgery Andreas Shamiyeh
Emergency Surgery Vice-Chair
Disaster and Military Surgery Mike Bemelman
Disaster and Military Surgery Vice-Chair
Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine Klaus Wendt
Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine Vice-Chair Radko Komadina
Visceral Trauma Chair Pantelis Vassiliu
Visceral Trauma Vice-chair Pal Aksel Naess

Institutional Member Delegate
ATLS Andrew Baker
Austrian Trauma Society Richard Kdolsky
Belgian Trauma Society Stefaan Nijs
Bosnian Trauma Society Ismet Gavrankapetanovic
Croatian Trauma Society Bore Bakota
Croatian Urgent Medicine and Surgery Association Boris Hreckovski
Czech Trauma Society Peter Wendsche
Danish Orthopedic Trauma Society Henrik Eckardt
Finnish Trauma Society Lauri Handolin
French Emergency Surgery Society Francois Pons
German Trauma Society Christoph Josten
Hellenic Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Spiros Stergiopoulos
Hungarian Trauma Society Endre Varga
Italian TES (SICUT) Mauro Zago
Lusitanian (Portugese) Association of Trauma & Emergency Surgery Carlos Mesquita
Netherlands Trauma Society Inger Schipper
Norwegian Trauma Competency Service Christine Gaarder
Pan-Ukrainian Association of Traumatology and Osteosynthesis Andriy Kalashnikov
Portuguese Surgical Society Pedro Ramos
Romanian TES (SRCUT) Mircea Beuran
Serbian Trauma Society Milorad B. Mitkovic
Slovakian Trauma Society Peter Simko
Slovenian association of surgeons (SAS) Radko Komadina
Slovenian Society of Trauma Surgeons Andrej Cretnik
Spanish Surgeons Association-SSA Isidro Martínez
Swedish Trauma Association Louis Riddez
Swiss Society of General Surgery and Traumatology Andreas Platz
Swiss Trauma Society (SGTV) Dominik Heim
Turkish Association for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Hakan Yanar
Turkish Society of Orthopedics & Traumatology Güvenir Okçu

ESTES Board of Directors 2014-2015

Executive Board
President Ari Leppäniemi
Past President Luke Leenen
Vice president Eric Voiglio
President Elect Hans-Christoph Pape
General Secretary Pol Maria Rommens
Treasurer Hayato Kurihara
Editor-in-Chief Ingo Marzi

Section Chairs  
Emergency Surgery Jonathan Tilsed
Emergency Surgery Vice-Chair Andreas Shamiyeh
Disaster and Military Surgery Mike Bemelman
Disaster and Military Surgery Vice-Chair Boris Hreckovski
Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine Klaus Wendt
Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine Vice-Chair Marius Keel
Visceral Trauma Chair Pantelis Vassiliu
Visceral Trauma Vice-chair Pal Aksel Naess

Institutional Member Delegate
ATLS Andrew Baker
Austrian Trauma Society Richard Kdolsky
Belgian Trauma Society Stefaan Nijs
Bosnian Trauma Society Ismet Gavrankapetanovic
Croatian Trauma Society Bore Bakota
Croatian Urgent Medicine and Surgery Association Boris Hreckovski
Czech Trauma Society Peter Wendsche
Danish Orthopedic Trauma Society Henrik Eckardt
Finnish Trauma Society Lauri Handolin
French Emergency Surgery Society Francois Pons
German Trauma Society Christoph Josten
Hellenic Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Spiros Stergiopoulos
Hungarian Trauma Society Endre Varga
Italian TES (SICUT) Mauro Zago
Lusitanian (Portugese) Association of Trauma & Emergency Surgery Carlos Mesquita
Netherlands Trauma Society Inger Schipper
Norwegian Trauma Competency Service Christine Gaarder
Pan-Ukrainian Association of Traumatology and Osteosynthesis Andriy Kalashnikov
Portuguese Surgical Society Pedro Ramos
Romanian TES (SRCUT) Mircea Beuran
Serbian Trauma Society Milorad B. Mitkovic
Slovakian Trauma Society Peter Simko
Slovenian association of surgeons (SAS) Radko Komadina
Slovenian Society of Trauma Surgeons Andrej Cretnik
Spanish Surgeons Association-SSA Isidro Martínez
Swedish Trauma Association Louis Riddez
Swiss Society of General Surgery and Traumatology Andreas Platz
Swiss Trauma Society (SGTV) Dominik Heim
Turkish Association for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Hakan Yanar
Turkish Society of Orthopedics & Traumatology Güvenir Okçu

ESTES Board of Directors 2013-2014

Executive Board
President Luke Leenen
Past President Korhan Taviloglu
Vice president Eric Voiglio
President Elect Ari Leppäniemi
General Secretary Pol Maria Rommens
Treasurer Hayato Kurihara
Editor-in-Chief Ingo Marzi

Section Chairs
Education Boris Hreckovski
Education Vice-Chair Miriam Rüsseler
Emergency Surgery Jonathan Tilsed
Emergency Surgery Vice-Chair Andreas Shamiyeh
Disaster and Military Surgery Mike Bemelman
Disaster and Military Surgery Vice-Chair Fernando Turegano
Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine Klaus Wendt
Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine Vice-Chair Marius Keel
Visceral Trauma Chair Pantelis Vassiliu
Visceral Trauma Vice-chair Pal Aksel Naess

Institutional Member Delegate
ATLS Inger Schipper
Austrian Trauma Society Richard Kdolsky
Belgian Trauma Society Stefaan Nijs
Bosnian Trauma Society Ismet Gavrankapetanovic
Croatian Trauma Society Bore Bakota
Croatian Urgent Medicine and Surgery Association Boris Hreckovski
Czech Trauma Society Peter Wendsche
Danish Orthopedic Trauma Society Henrik Eckardt
Finnish Trauma Society Lauri Handolin
French Emergency Surgery Society Francois Pons
German Trauma Society Christoph Josten
Hellenic Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Spiros Stergiopoulos
Hungarian Trauma Society Endre Varga
Italian TES (SICUT) Mauro Zago
Lusitanian (Portugese) Association of Trauma & Emergency Surgery Carlos Mesquita
Netherlands Trauma Society Roelf Breederveld
Norwegian Trauma Competency Service Christine Gaarder
Pan-Ukrainian Association of Traumatology and Osteosynthesis Andriy Kalashnikov
Portuguese Surgical Society Pedro Ramos
Romanian TES (SRCUT) Mircea Beuran
Serbian Trauma Society Milorad B. Mitkovic
Slovakian Trauma Society Peter Simko
Slovenian association of surgeons (SAS) Radko Komadina
Slovenian Society of Trauma Surgeons Andrej Cretnik
Spanish Surgeons Association-SSA Isidro Martínez
Swedish Trauma Association Louis Riddez
Swiss Society of General Surgery and Traumatology Jörg Peltzer
Swiss Trauma Society (SGTV) Dominik Heim
Turkish Association for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Hakan Yanar
Turkish Society of Orthopedics & Traumatology Güvenir Okçu

ESTES Board of Directors 2012-2013

Executive Board
President Korhan Taviloglu
Past President Ingo Marzi
Vice president Ari Leppäniemi
President Elect Luke Leenen
General Secretary Pol Maria Rommens
Treasurer Eric Voiglio
Editor-in-Chief Ingo Marzi

Section Chairs
Education Boris Hreckovski
Education Vice-Chair Miriam Rüsseler
Emergency Surgery Hayato Kurihara
Emergency Surgery Vice-Chair Jonathan Tilsed
Disaster and Military Surgery Mike Bemelman
Disaster and Military Surgery Vice-Chair Fernando Turegano
Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine Dominik Heim
Skeletal Trauma & Sports Medicine Vice-Chair Klaus Wendt
Visceral Trauma Pantelis Vassiliu

Institutional Member Delegate
ATLS Inger Schipper
Austrian Trauma Society Richard Kdolsky
Belgian Trauma Society Stefaan Nijs
Bosnian Trauma Society Ismet Gavrankapetanovic
Croatian Trauma Society Bore Bakota
Croatian Urgent Medicine and Surgery Association Boris Hreckovski
Czech Trauma Society Peter Wendsche
Danish Orthopedic Trauma Society Henrik Eckardt
Finnish Trauma Society Lauri Handolin
French Emergency Surgery Society Francois Pons
German Trauma Society Christoph Josten
Hellenic Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Spiros Stergiopoulos
Hungarian Trauma Society Endre Varga
Italian TES (SICUT) Mauro Zago
Lusitanian (Portugese) Association of Trauma & Emergency Surgery Luis Filipe Pinheiro
Netherlands Trauma Society Roelf Breederveld
Pan-Ukrainian Association of Traumatology and Osteosynthesis Andriy Kalashnikov
Portuguese Surgical Society Pedro Ramos
Romanian TES (SRCUT) Mircea Beuran
Serbian Trauma Society Milorad B Mitkovic
Slovakian Trauma Society Peter Simko
Slovenian association of surgeons (SAS) Radko Komadina
Slovenian Society of Trauma Surgeons Andrej Cretnik
Spanish Surgeons Association-SSA Isidro Martínez
Swedish Trauma Association Louis Riddez
Swiss Society of General Surgery and Traumatology Jörg Peltzer
Swiss Trauma Society (SGTV) Dominik Heim
Turkish Association for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Hakan Yanar
Turkish Society of Orthopedics & Traumatology Güvenir Okçu

ESTES Board of Directors 2011-2012

Executive committee
President Ingo Marzi
Past President Abe Fingerhut
President Elect Korhan Taviloglu
Vice President Vilmos Vécsei
General Secretary Pol M. Rommens
Treasurer Eric J. Voiglio
EJTES Editor-in-chief Ingo Marzi

Section Chairs
Education Boris Hreckovski
Vice-chair Miriam Rüsseler
Emergency Surgery Hakan Yanar
Vice-chair Hayato Kurihara
Disaster & Military Surgery Sten Lennquist
Vice-chair Fernando Turégano
Skeletal Trauma and Sports Medicine Hans Jörg Oestern
Vice-chair Dominik Heim
Visceral Trauma Luke Leenen
Vice-chair Pantelis Vassiliu

Delegates of Institutional Members
ATLS in Europe Inger Schipper
Austrian Trauma Society Richard Kdolsky
Belgian Trauma Society Stefaan Nijs
Croatian Trauma Society Bore Bakota
Croatian Urgent Medicine and Surgery Association Boris Hreckovski
Czech Trauma Society Peter Wendsche
Danish Orthopedic Trauma Society Henrik Eckardt
Finnish Trauma Society Mikko Kirjavainen
French Emergency Surgery Society Francois Pons
German Trauma Society Hartmut Siebert
Hellenic Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Spiros Stergiopoulos
Hungarian Trauma Society Endre Varga
Italian Trauma & Emergency Surgery Society (SICUT) Mauro Zago
Lusitanian (Portugese) Association of Trauma & Emergency Surgery Luis Filipe Pinheiro
Netherlands Trauma Society Roelf Breederveld
Romanian Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Mircea Beuran
Serbian Trauma Society Milorad B Mitkovic
Slovakian Trauma Society Peter Simko
Slovenian Association of Surgeons Radko Komadina
Slovenian Society of Trauma Surgeons Vladimir Senekovic
Spanish Surgeons Association Isidro Martinez Casas
Swedish Trauma Association Fawzi al-Ayoubi
Swiss Society of Trauma & Emergency Surgery (SGAUC) Joerg Peltzer
Swiss Trauma Society (SGTV) Dominik Heim
Turkish Association for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Hakan Yanar
Turkish Society of Orthopedics & Traumatology Güvenir Okçu

ESTES Board of Directors 2010-2011

Executive committee
President Abe Fingerhut
Past President Pol M. Rommens
President Elect Ingo Marzi
Vice President Vilmos Vécsei
General Secretary Korhan Taviloglu
Treasurer Eric J. Voiglio
EJTES Editor-in-chief Ingo Marzi

Section Chairs
Education Mauro Zago
Vice-chair Boris Hreckovski
Emergency Surgery Hakan Yanar
Vice-chair Hayato Kurihara
Disaster & Military Surgery Sten Lennquist
Vice-chair Fernando Turégano
Skeletal Trauma and Sports Medicine Hans Jörg Oestern
Vice-chair Dominik Heim
Visceral Trauma Luke Leenen
Vice-chair Pantelis Vassiliu

Delegates of Institutional Members
ATLS in Europe Pedro Moniz Pereira
Austrian Trauma Society Richard Kdolsky
Belgian Trauma Society Stefaan Nijs
Croatian Trauma Society Zelimir Korác
Croatian Urgent Medicine and Surgery Association Boris Hreckovski
Czech Trauma Society Peter Wendsche
Danish Orthopedic Trauma Society Henrik Grønborg
Finnish Trauma Society Mikko Kirjavainen
French Emergency Surgery Society Francois Pons
German Trauma Society Hartmut Siebert
Hellenic Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Spiros Stergiopoulos
Hungarian Trauma Society Endre Varga
Italian Trauma & Emergency Surgery Society (SICUT) Antonio Cennamo
Lusitanian (Portugese) Association of Trauma & Emergency Surgery Luis Filipe Pinheiro
Netherlands Trauma Society Roelf Breederveld
Romanian Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Mircea Beuran
Serbian Trauma Society Milorad B. Mitkovic
Slovakian Trauma Society Peter Simko
Slovenian Association of Surgeons Radko Komadina
Slovenian Society of Trauma Surgeons Vladimir Senekovic
Spanish Surgeons Association Isidro Martinez Casas
Swedish Trauma Association Fawzi al-Ayoubi
Swiss Society of Trauma & Emergency Surgery (SGAUC) Reto Babst
Swiss Trauma Society (SGTV) Dominik Heim
Turkish Association for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Hakan Yanar
Turkish Society of Orthopedics & Traumatology Güvenir Okçu

ESTES Board of Directors 2009-2010

Executive committee
President Pol M. Rommens
Past President Selman Uranues
President Elect Abe Fingerhut
Vice President Vilmos Vécsei
General Secretary Korhan Taviloglu
Treasurer Eric J. Voiglio
EJTES Editor-in-chief Ingo Marzi

Section Chairs
Education Mauro Zago
Visceral Trauma Carlos Mesquita
Skeletal Trauma Hans-Jörg Oestern
Disaster & Military Surgery Sten Lennquist
Emergency Surgery Ari Leppaniemi

Delegates of National Societies
Austrian Trauma Society Michael Blauth
Belgian Trauma Society Stefan Nijs
Croatia Pannonian Urgent Medicine Association Boris Hreckovski
Croatian Trauma Society Zelimir Korac
Czech Trauma Society Peter Wendcshe
French Emergency Surgery Society Eric J. Voiglio
German Trauma Society Hartmut Siebert
Hellenic Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Spiros Stergiopoulos
Hungarian Trauma Society Zoltan Magyari
Italian Trauma & Emergency Surgery Society (SICUT) Antonio Cennamo
Lusitanian (Portugese) Association of Trauma & Emergency Surgery Luis Filipe Pinheiro
Netherlands Trauma Society Peter Patka
Romanian Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Mircea Beuran
Serbian Trauma Society Milorad B Mitkovic
Slovakian Trauma Society Peter Simko
Slovenian Trauma Society Vladimir Senekovic
Swiss Society of General & Trauma Society (SGAUC) Reto Babst
Swiss Trauma Society (SGTV) Dominik Heim
Turkish Association for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Hakan Yanar

ESTES Board of Directors 2008-2009

Executive committee
President Selman Uranues
Past President EATES Sten Lennquist
Past President ETS Otmar Trentz
President Elect Pol M. Rommens
Vice President Vilmos Vecsei
General Secretary Korhan Taviloglu
Treasurer Eric J. Voiglio
EJTES Editor-in-chief Ingo Marzi

Section Chairs
Education Mauro Zago
Visceral Trauma Carlos Mesquita
Skeletal Trauma Hans J. Oestern
Disaster & Military Surgery Sten Lennquist
Emergency Surgery Ari Leppaniemi

Delegates of National Societies
Austrian Trauma Society Michael Blauth
Belgian Trauma Society Stefan Nijs
Croatia Pannonian Urgent Medicine Association Boris Hreckovski
Croatian Trauma Society Zelimir Korac
Czech Trauma Society Peter Wendcshe
French Emergency Surgery Society Eric J. Voiglio
German Trauma Society Hartmut Siebert
Hellenic Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Spiros Stergiopoulos
Hungarian Trauma Society Zoltan Magyari
Italian Trauma & Emergency Surgery Society (SICUT) Antonio Cennamo
Lusitanian (Portugese) Association of Trauma & Emergency Surgery Luis Filipe Pinheiro
Netherlands Trauma Society Peter Patka
Romanian Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Mircea Beuran
Serbian Trauma Society Milorad B. Mitkovic
Slovakian Trauma Society Thomas Braunsteiner
Slovenian Trauma Society Vladimir Senekovic
Swiss Society of General & Trauma Society (SGAUC) Reto Babst
Swiss Trauma Society (SGTV) Dominik Heim
Turkish Association for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Hakan Yanar

2007-2008 ESTES Interim Board

EATES ETS
President
Sten Lennquist
President
Otmar Trentz
Vice President
Selman Uranues
General Secretary
Vilmos Vecsei
General Secretary
Korhan Taviloglu
Incoming President
Pol M. Rommens
Treasurer
Eric Voiglio
Treasurer
Stefan Marlovits
Past President
Ari Leppaniemi
Delegates of National Societies
Member
Abe Fingerhut
Austrian Trauma Society
Michael Blauth
Member
Hans J. Oestern
Belgian Trauma Society
Stefaan Nijs
Member
Mauro Zago
Croatian Trauma Society
Zelimir Korac
Member
Spiros Stergiopoulos
Czech Trauma Society
Peter Wendsche
Member
Yoram Kluger
German Trauma Society
Hartmut Siebert
Hungarian Trauma Society
Zoltan Magyari
Netherlands Trauma Society
Peter Patka
Slovakian Trauma Society
Thomas Braunsteiner
Slovenian Trauma Society
Vladimir Smrkolj
Swiss Trauma Society
Dominik Heim

History of ESTES

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The European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES) was founded on May 25, 2007 in Graz following the merging of EATES (European Association for Trauma & Emergency Surgery) and ETS (European Trauma Society). The registration of the society took place in Brussels on November 9, 2007.

This process was initiated already in 2004 with discussions between the Boards of the two societies in connection to the EATES Congress in Rotterdam, continuing at the 2006 ETS congress in Ljubljana and the 2006 EATES congress in Malmö, at a joint Board meeting in Graz January 2007 and finally before and during the 1st Joint Congress of EATES & ETS during May 23-26, 2007 in Graz, Austria.

History of ETS

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ETS_LogoThe European Society for Traumatology is an umbrella organisation of 10 national societies.

In order to keep up with modern developments in the treatment of accident victims and to achieve a certain degree of harmonization, the German Society of Traumatology, the Austrian Trauma Society as well as the Swiss Society of Traumatology and Occupational Medicine began to hold joint meetings every 3 years in 1973.
After six conferences the political landscape in Europe had changed to such an extent that it seemed appropriate to invite other medical societies to participate and, thus, promote the idea of co-operation at the European level. Harald Tscherne was one of the driving forces behind this idea.

The goal was to create a European umbrella organization for all national societies of traumatology.
In 1994 the first European Trauma Congress was organized by the Hungarian Society of Traumatology under the presidency of Antal Renner in Budapest. Congresses in Davos (1996, under the presidency of Otmar Trentz), Amsterdam (1998, under the presidency of Christian von der Werken), and Hannover (2000, under the presidency of Harald Tscherne) followed. In 2002, Vienna was the venue of the 5th European Trauma Congress. The 6th European Trauma Congress was held in Prague in 2004. The 7th European Trauma Congress took place in Ljubljana in May 2006.

Within the framework of the Amsterdam Congress in 1998, the “European Trauma Society” (ETS) was established as an umbrella organisation for the national trauma societies. The mandate of the European Society was to optimise the quality of care for trauma victims in Europe through the intensive exchange of ideas, organisation of joint events, and representation of the interests of trauma surgery vis-à-vis the European authorities.

Thanks to support received from J. Gruwez and J. Witte, the Division of Traumatology of the European Board of Surgery was established within the framework of UEMS and a European examination for specialists in trauma surgery was introduced.

Presidents

1st president of ETS was Simon K. Luitse (Netherlands)
2nd president was Harald Tscherne (Germany)
3rd president was Vilmos Vécsei (Austria)
4th president was Petr Zelnicek (Czech Republic), who passed away on Dec. 26th, 2005
5th president was Gert Muhr
6th president is Otmar Trentz

Honorary Members

Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Böhler
Dr. Jacques Aimé Gruwetz
Prof. Dr. H.J.Th.M. Haarman
Dr. Jan S. K. Luitse
Prof. Dr. Jennö Manninger
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Markgraf
Prof. Dr. Maurice Müller
Prof. Dr. Antal Renner
Prof. Dr. Harald Tscherne
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Emanuel Trojan

History of EATES

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EATES_LogoThe “history” of EATES has been passing through the difficulties of the organization, qualification and specific training of the Surgical Emergency Services in Europe for the last 30 years characterized by different and sometimes conflicting policies and cultures inside the European countries, including Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union countries and around the Mediterranean area. We must remember a pre-EATES phase when an official Committee (high level Academic Surgeons) of International Congress of Emergency Surgery was working to promote the culture of Emergency Surgery and Surgical Intensive Care: biannual congresses were organized and always at a high scientific level – in Milan (Italy) in1973, Zurich (Switzerland) in 1975, Paris (France) in 1977, Barcelona (Spain) in 1979, Brighton (UK) in 1981, Dubrovnik (Yugoslavia) in 1983, Munich (Germany) in 1985, Milan (Italy) in1987, Strasbourg (France) in 1989, Lisbon (Portugal) in 1991.

EATES Articles

The first effort to build a European Association arose during the International Conference and “Postgraduate Training and Hospital Organization for Emergency Surgery Services “ organized by the University of Pisa (Italy) on 7th November, 1992, where official delegates from the National Societies of France, Norway, Hungary, Greece, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Eire, Portugal, Spain, Poland and Italy participated. This meeting was developed under the patronage of the European College of Surgeons and of the Council of Europe, whose Secretary was chairman of the meeting. After a few months Prof. Vittorio Staudacher in Castel Ivano – University of Milan (Italy) sponsored and organized the EAES (European Association Emergency Surgery) FOUNDATION CONFERENCE, also with the participation of delegates from Russia (ex-Soviet Union), Czech Republic, Rumania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia. The “Founder Patrons” Vittorio Staudacher (Milan – Italy) and Louis F. Hollender (Strasbourg – France) supported the election as President EAES of Enrico Cavina (Pisa – Italy) (1993-97).

The 1st EAES Congress was held in Oslo (Norway) in 1995. Following this event, EAES changed into EATES (European Association Trauma Emergency Surgery ), the enlarged formal participation of non-European countries was encouraged, also from ex-Soviet Union countries, North-Africa and the Middle East Mediterranean area (56 Countries enrolled , but only as formal acceptance ).

During the 1993 – 97 period EATES was present by its patronage in some important enterprises for the growth of Emergency and Trauma. Surgery policies and cultures in Europe official Conferences in Brno (Czech Republic), Moscow (Russia – Institute for Emergencies), Beograd (formal Republic of Yugoslavia), Lublin (Poland).
EATES suggested the introduction of the ATLS® courses (ACS) in many European countries and at the same time edited a “European Course Trauma Care” managed by a special EATES taskforce of young surgeons

Founders of EATES

George ANDROULAKIS (GREECE) Professor and Chairman University of Athens
Stylianos KATSARAGAKIS (GREECE) Ass. Professor of Surgery University of Athens
Spyros STERGIOPOULOS (GREECE) Lecturer in Surgery University of Athens
Enrico CAVINA (ITALY) Professor of Surgery Head Emergency Dept. University of Pisa
Massimo SECCIA (ITALY) Associate Professor of Surgery
Massimo CHIARUGI (ITALY) Associate Professor of Surgery
Hans Jorg OESTERN (GERMANY) Professor and Chairman Trauma Dept. Celle
George SAPKAS (GREECE) Associate Professor of Surgery
Lefteris VAIRAKTARIS (GREECE) Associate Professor of Surgery
Emmanuil LEANDROS (GREECE) Associate Professor of Surgery
Zogzapos GEORGE (GREECE) Associate Professor of Surgery
Konstadoulakis MANOUSSOS (GREECE) Attending Surgeon
Andrgas MANOURAS (GREECE) Lecturer in General Surgery
George PAPADAKIS (GREECE) Senior Registrar
Leonidas PAPASTAMATIOU (GREECE) Associate Professor of Surgery
Panos TRACHNOS (GREECE) Senior Registrar
Lefteris LAPIDAKIS (GREECE) Senior Registrar
Panos PANOUSSIS (GREECE) Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery
Theodore PANTAZOPOULOS (GREECE) Professor of Orthopaedics
Emmanuel FRAGKIADAKIS (GREECE) Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Dimitrios KORRES (GREECE) Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Constantinos STAMOS (GREECE) Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

2006-2008 Term

Approved during the 7th EATES Congress, Graz (Austria),  07 September, 2006

President Sten LENNQUIST
Vice President Selman URANUES
General Secretary Korhan TAVILOGLU
Treasurer Eric J. VOIGLIO
Past President Ari LEPPÄNIEMI
Members Abe FINGERHUT
Mauro ZAGO
Spiros STERGIOPULOS
Yoram KLUGER
Councilor at Large Hans Jörg OESTERN

2004-2006 Term

Approved during the 6th EATES Congress, Rotterdam (The Netherlands),  12 September, 2004

President Ari LEPPÄNIEMI
Vice President Sten LENNQUIST
General Secretary Korhan TAVILOGLU
Treasurer Tamer TADROS
Past President Alastair W. WILSON
Members Sergio RIBALDI
Abe FINGERHUT
Yoram KLUGER
Selman URANUES
Councilor at Large Hans Jörg OESTERN

2002-2004 Term

Approved during the 5th EATES Congress, Istanbul (Turkey), October 2002

President Alastair W. WILSON
Vice President Sten LENNQUIST
Ari LEPPÄNIEMI
General Secretary Korhan TAVILOGLU
Treasurer Tamer TADROS
Members Spyros STERGIOPOULOS
Abe FINGERHUT
Sergio RIBALDI
Kluger YORAM
Councilor at Large Hans Jörg OESTERN

2000-2002 Term

Approved during the 3rd EATES Congress, Lyon (France), September 1999

President George ANDROULAKIS
Vice President Hans Jörg OESTERN
Alastair W. WILSON
Past President Enrico CAVINA
Members Jean-Louis CAILLOT
Massimo CHIARUGI
Francois IRMAY
Sten LENNQUIST
Moshe MICHAELSON
Rifat TOKYAY

1997-2000 Term

Approved during the 2nd EATES Congress, Athens (Greece), October 1997

President George ANDROULAKIS
Vice President Hans Jörg OESTERN
Alastair W. WILSON
Past President Enrico CAVINA
Members Michael GRINEV
B. VERMEULEN
Mirko SUKALO
Michael MUGGIA-SULLAM
Jonas RASTAD
Iskender SAYEK

1993-1997 Term

Approved during the International Conference and Postgraduate Training and Hospital Organization for Emergency Surgery Services, Pisa (Italy) 7 November, 1992

President Enrico Cavina (Italy)
Vice President Jean-Pierre Neidhardt (France)
Honorary President Vittorio Staudacher (Italy)
Louis-Francois Hollender (France)
Members George Androulakis (Greece)
Michael Grinev (Russia)
Guido Tiberio (Italy)
Jean-Louis Caillot (France)

Bylaws

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BYLAWS
of
EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY /
EUROPÄISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR TRAUMA- UND AKUTCHIRURGIE

abbreviation: ESTES
ZVR: 1387789818

1. Name, registered office and general provisions
1.1. The name of the association is: “EUROPÄISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR TRAUMA- UND AKUTCHIRURGIE / EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY”, shortened “ESTES”.
1.2. The registered office of ESTES is located in St. Pölten, Austria.
1.3. ESTES is a non-profit making, scientific and educational organisation.
1.4. It aims to be active in all European countries, if necessary, also in other regions.
1.5. ESTES’ society year runs from the first of January until the thirty-first of December of each year.

2. Objectives and activities
2.1. The objectives of ESTES shall be to promote trauma and emergency surgery in general and to disseminate interest, knowledge, and quality in these fields.
2.2. ESTES endeavours to realise these objectives by such activities as the following:
2.2.1. Promoting training and continuing medical education in trauma surgery, emergency surgery, pre-hospital care, intensive care, rehabilitation, and areas related to these topics;
2.2.2. Establishing public relations to promote the aims of ESTES in general and its political influence in the above mentioned fields;
2.2.3. Application of protocols for using the best medical practice in diagnosis and treatment in trauma and emergency surgery;
2.2.4. Organizing academic meetings and practical courses on a regular basis;
2.2.5. Promoting contact and collaboration with other national and international organisations whose objectives are connected to trauma and emergency surgery;
2.2.6. Promoting clinical and basic research in these core subjects;
2.2.7. Stimulating and coordinating scientific research by applying fees, membership fees, incomes from events or club ventures, donations, collections, or other bequests;
2.2.8. Establishing Sections and Committees for important items;
2.3. The official organ of ESTES is the “European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery”.

3. Structure/acquisition and termination of membership
3.1. Substantive requirements of membership:
3.1.1. Natural Persons („individual members“) as well as legal entities („institutional members“) can be members of ESTES.
3.1.2. Members are to be involved in the issues of trauma surgery, emergency surgery, pre-hospital care, rehabilitation, intensive care or in areas relating to the above.
3.2. Acquisition of membership:
3.2.1. Applications for membership are submitted to the administration office for the attention of the Executive Board, using the application form provided on the website of ESTES.
3.2.2. For individual membership, information is required on the actual position, address, phone number, e-mail and a short CV.
3.2.3. For institutional membership the society/entity has to include its bylaws and a file of its members (if applicable).
3.2.4. The General Assembly decides on the approval of individual or institutional membership. Membership becomes effective with resolution of the General Assembly.
3.3. Member’s rights and obligations:
3.3.1. Each member is obliged to furnish ESTES with his address and each change thereof in writing. All consequences of failing to furnish ESTES with his address and changes thereof are for the expense and risk of the member (society/entity).
3.3.2. The membership fee is payable on joining ESTES and subsequently on the first day of January each year. The amount of the annual fee shall be established by the General Assembly. The membership fee is payable in full, even if membership starts or ends during a society year. The Executive Board is authorised to grant partial or full exemption from the requirement to pay a fee in special cases.
3.3.3. All members present have the right to vote at the General Assembly.
3.3.4. Only individual members are eligible to be office holders. Institutional members have the right to nominate a delegate to the Advisory Council and to add “member of ESTES” to their name. Members have the duty to promote ESTES’ activities and to support ESTES’ aims.
3.4. Membership shall terminate:
3.4.1. on the death or notice of termination of the member.
3.4.2. by exclusion in case of failure to pay the fee of two consecutive years despite two reminders, decided at the General Assembly after the end of this second year.
3.4.3. by notice of termination by ESTES in writing by the end of a society year and taking into consideration a notice period of four weeks. This may occur if the member (society/entity) has ceased to fulfil the requirements for membership as specified in the bylaws of the society, if it fails to meet his obligations in regard to ESTES, or without notice for good cause, especially if ESTES cannot be reasonably expected to permit the membership to continue.
3.4.4. by exclusion. This can – notwithstanding 3.4.2 – only be pronounced if the member (society/entity) acts in conflict with the bylaws of the society, standing rules or resolutions of ESTES, or puts ESTES at a disadvantage in an unreasonable manner. Exclusion from membership is decided at the General Assembly and announced in a formal letter to the member by the Executive Board.
3.4.5. by notice of termination by the member in writing by the end of a society year and taking into consideration a notice period of four weeks. In addition, a member (society/entity) may terminate their membership effective immediately a) within a month of the member being informed of a resolution to convert ESTES in a different legal entity or of plans for a merger or b) for good cause, especially if it cannot be reasonably expected of the member that it allows the membership to continue.
3.4.6. A termination neglecting the necessary notice period causes the membership to terminate at the earliest permissible time subsequent to the date as of which notice had been given.

4. General Assembly
4.1. The General Assembly is the „Mitgliederversammlung“ and has the rights and obligations as stipulated by law and bylaws. In ESTES the General Assembly especially holds the following authorisations:
4.1.1. The amendment of the bylaws
4.1.2. The approval of members
4.1.3. The appointment, dismissal and suspension of the members of the Executive Board
4.1.4. Granting discharge to the directors
4.1.5. Approving the revenue and expenditure account and the status of assets and liabilities as well as accepting the report by the financial committee
4.1.6. The dissolution of the society
4.1.7. Exclusion and suspension of members
4.2. The ordinary General Assembly shall take place annually according to the following provisions:
4.2.1. It shall be convoked by the Executive Board and has to take place within six weeks before the conclusion of ESTES’ society year at the latest.
4.2.2. At least six weeks before the meeting all members shall be informed of the date, time, location as well as the agenda.
4.2.3. Following subjects shall be among those addressed in the General Assembly:
4.2.3.1. the annual presidential report
4.2.3.2. the financial report controlled by the Financial Committee
4.2.3.3. the appointment of the Financial Committee for the subsequent society year (consisting of at least two members)
4.2.3.4. filling possible vacancies
4.2.3.5. proposals of the Board or the members announced at the convocation to the meeting
4.2.3.6. elections of members to the Executive Board
4.3. Extraordinary General Assembly:
4.3.1. The Executive Board is obliged, at the written request of at least one fifth of the total number of individual and institutional members, coming from at least five countries to convoke a General Assembly according to 4.2.2 within six weeks after the filing of the request. It has to take place within three months.
4.3.2. If the request according to 4.3.1 is not met, the members requesting may after this six weeks convoke a meeting themselves, determine the agenda and charge persons other than Executive Board members with the management and secretarial activities with regard to the meeting and the taking of minutes and to chair the General Assembly. It has to be convoked by means of an advertisement in at least one newspaper popular in the city/town where ESTES has its registered office and in the “European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery”. To make amendments to the bylaws of the society in a General Assembly convoked by members, a copy of that proposal, in which the proposed amendment(s) are literally stated, must be pronounced in the convocation and be placed at least six weeks before the meeting is to be held, at a suitable location for the perusal of the members, and this copy shall remain at that location until after the conclusion of the day on which the meeting is held.
4.3.3. An extraordinary General Assembly shall also take place as frequently as the Executive Board shall deem necessary.
4.3.4. The right of at least 10% of all members to request the convocation of a General Assembly by the Executive Board according to Sec 5 par 2 VerG shall remain unaffected. In this case 4.3.2 is not applicable.
4.4. Participation and voting right:
4.4.1. All members of ESTES are members of the General Assembly
4.4.2. Access is not open to suspended members and suspended Board members, with the understanding that suspended members do have access to a General Assembly at which the resolution regarding their suspension is addressed. Suspended members have no voting right, also regarding the decision about their suspension.
4.4.3. Each individual member has one vote.
4.4.4. The institutional members will be represented by their delegates. The number of votes of the institutional members depends on the number of their members, meaning the delegates hold one vote per each one hundred members in their society/entity, but have at least one vote (up to 100 members = 1 vote; 101 members = 2 votes; 201 members = 3 votes, etc.) with a maximum of ten votes. Natural persons, who are members of the institutional members, but are not individual members of ESTES, have no voting right.
4.4.5. Voting may not take place by correspondence or by written proxy.
4.5. Passing of resolutions:
4.5.1. Except for other binding legal rules, decisions by the General Assembly shall be made on the majority of votes cast amongst voting members. Only positive and negative votes of members present will be considered when counting. Blank votes are not considered.
4.5.2. A resolution to amend the bylaws of ESTES requires at least two-thirds of the votes cast at the General Assembly.
4.5.3. A quorum is not required.
4.5.4. In case of a tie in a vote between two persons, drawing lots will decide which of the two is chosen. In all other matters, the President shall decide.
4.5.5. All votes shall be cast by raising hands, unless the President shall deem a written vote desirable or one of those authorised to vote shall demand such a vote. Written votes are cast in the form of unsigned closed ballots. Passing resolutions by acclamation is possible unless a person authorised to vote demands vote by poll.
4.5.6. One tenth of the total number of individual and institutional members, coming from five different countries, can submit proposals for the election of officers to the General Secretary at least two weeks before the election (date of delivery). Despite that, subjects and proposals have to be announced within the agenda six weeks in advance to facilitate effective adoption of resolutions, the day of convocation and the day of the meeting not included. The agenda and corresponding proposals are determined by the Executive Board, unless otherwise stipulated in the bylaws. If General Assemblies are convoked by members according to 4.3.2, proposals to amend the bylaws have to include a literally stated text proposal.
4.6. Chairman of the General Assembly:
4.6.1. The President or, in his absence, the Past President shall chair General Assemblies. In the absence of the President and the Past President one of the other Executive Board members, to be appointed by the Executive Board, shall act as chair. Should it also prove impossible to appoint a chair in this manner, the General Assembly itself shall assign a member to chair the meeting.
4.6.2. In case of a convokation by members according to 4.3.2, these members may appoint a Chairman.
4.7. Minutes:
4.7.1. With regard to that dealt with at each General Assembly, the General Secretary or another person appointed by the President to do so shall maintain minutes. Those members convoking the extraordinary Assembly according to 4.3.2 may apply for a protocol of the minutes written by a notary.
4.7.2. The minutes shall be adopted and signed by the President and the party taking minutes. The contents of the minutes or the protocol of the extraordinary General Assembly shall be sent to all members by e-mail within three months.

5. Representation
ESTES is beeing represented by
a. the Executive Board or
b. the President acting jointly with the Past-President or
c. the President acting jointly with the General Secretary

6. Executive Board
6.1. The Executive Board is the management body of ESTES, manages the society and has the rights and obligations as stipulated by law and the bylaws.
6.2. The Executive Board consists of:
6.2.1. President
6.2.2. Past-President
6.2.3. President Elect
6.2.4. Vice President
6.2.5. General Secretary
6.2.6. Treasurer
6.2.7. Chairman of the Advisory Council
6.2.8. Editor-in-Chief of the „European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery”
6.2.9. Experts co-opted by the General Assembly according to 6.3.6.
6.3. Tenure of office, appointment and dismissal of Executive Board members:
6.3.1. The Editor-in-Chief of the „European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery” is ex officio member of the Executive Board. All other Members of the Executive Board are elected by the General Assembly.
6.3.2. The President Elect automatically becomes President after the end of the current President’s term of office. The tenure of the President, as well as the President-Elect and the Past President, is one year. It ends (only) with the General Assembly following the assumption of office, or, if this General Assembly takes place within an annual congress, with the end of this congress. The election of the new President Elect by the General Assembly can already be executed within the General Assembly taking place together with this annual congress. The new President-Elect takes over office, as soon as its predecessor becomes President. Eligible for appointment as President Elect are individual members of ESTES, who are active practising surgeons. Re-election is not admissable.
6.3.3. After the tenure as President, the President automatically becomes Past-President.
6.3.4. Vice President and General Secretary are elected by the General Assembly for a three year tenure. It begins with the end of the General Assembly of their election and ends with the General Assembly, taking place in their third year of office, or, if these General Assemblies takes place within annual congresses, with the end of these congresses. They can be reelected once.
6.3.5. The Treasurer is elected by the General Assembly for three calender years and can be reappointed once. His tenure begins with the 1. January following its election.
6.3.6. Members with specific expertise, merit and excellence may be co-opted on to the Executive Board after election by the General Assembly. They have no right to vote within the Executive Board but will be encouraged to advise the Executive Board.
6.3.7. Each member of the Executive Board can at all times be suspended by the General Assembly.
6.3.8. Membership within the Executive Board ends
a. by dismissal
b. by end of ESTES membership
6.3.9. If the President drops out of office early, the tasks will be performed by the Past-President until the next General Assembly. If there is no Past-President or in the case of an early drop out of any other member of the Executive Board, the Executive Board decides which member of the Executive Board shall perform the tasks in question until the next General Assembly.
6.3.10. Should a function within the Executive Board still be vacant after the application of the provisions above, the General Assembly shall elect a member to the Executive Board.
6.4. Internal Organisation of the Executive Board:
6.4.1. The Executive Board is chaired by the President. The President manages ESTES internally in accordance with the bylaws. The Past President will manage ESTES if the President cannot be present. The President Elect will manage ESTES if the President and the Past President cannot be present.
6.4.2. The Vice President represents the Executive Board at the meetings of the Advisory Council. The Vice President is responsible for the relations between ESTES and commercial or industrial partners. The Vice President reviews the applications for individual and institutional membership in cooperation with the administrative office and prepares the list of applicants for voting at the General Assembly.
6.4.3. The General Secretary will implement the decisions of the Executive Board, is responsible for the day-to-day business of ESTES as well as secretarial affairs. The General Secretary is responsible for the minutes of all official meetings and for maintaining ESTES’ website. The General Secretary maintains a register in which the names and addresses of all members are included.
6.4.4. The Treasurer is responsible for the financial affairs of ESTES. The Treasurer will submit an annual report to the Executive Board and the General Assembly for approval and will be responsible for presenting the audited accounts of the previous year’s activity. The Treasurer will work closely with the President and the General Secretary and will establish a system of updating membership records and for ensuring payment of fees on a regular (yearly) basis. The official currency of ESTES is Euro (€).
6.4.5. Meetings of the Executive Board shall be convoked by the President, in case of its permanent inability to act accordingly by any other member of the Executive Board. Members shall be invited in writing (e-mail sufficient). Decisions of the Executive Board are passed by unanimity of votes of all Executive Board members present . If unanimity cannot be achieved, the decision is postponed to the next Executive Board meeting. In this meeting, the majority of votes of all Executive Board members present will decide. The President will have a casting vote when a decision is hung. A quorum is not required.
6.5. The Executive Board is responsible for the implementation of the aims of ESTES and is especially responsible for the following tasks:
6.5.1. The Executive Board decides on approval of courses and congresses under the patronage of ESTES.
6.5.2. The Executive Board is authorized to cooperate in confederations, unions or networks with other societies, institutes, national and international scientific societies with similar aims and to have cooperation with other journals involving the core subjects of ESTES.
6.5.3. The Executive Board is authorised, under its own responsibility, to have certain parts of its tasks carried out by other parties, which will be appointed by the Executive Board.
6.5.4. The Executive Board is authorised to pass resolutions with regard to entering into agreements of the acquisition, alienation and mortgaging of real property. These should be subsequently ratified by the General Assembly.
6.5.5. The Executive Board is obliged to maintain administrative records and associated books, documents and other media with regard to the capital status of ESTES and everything concerning the activities of ESTES, according to the standards stemming from these activities, in such a manner that the rights and obligations of ESTES can be known at all times. The Executive Board has to provide financial statements as stipulated by law within five months of the end of the association year.
6.5.6. The Executive Board shall present its annual financial report at the General Assembly. At that time the Executive Board shall present financial statements as stipulated by law, e.g. the balance sheet and the status of assets and liabilities, along with notes, for the approval of the General Assembly. The members of the Financial Committee shall sign these documents; should the signature of one or more of these members be absent, this will be noted with an explanation of the reason for the absence(s).
6.5.7. The Executive Board is responsible for proposing a President Elect to the General Assembly every year, as well as a General Secretary, a Vice President and a Treasurer every three years. The agenda of the General Assembly shall include the names of the proposed officers.

7. Advisory Council
7.1. The Advisory Council advises the Executive Board in all matters concerning the realization of the objectives of ESTES.
7.2. With the approval of the Executive Board, the Advisory Council and the Sections represented in it are authorized to start and supervise national or international initiatives, which support the realization of the objectives of ESTES.
7.3. The Advisory Council consists of:
7.3.1. the delegates of the institutional members;
7.3.2. The Chairmen of ESTES’ Sections and permanent committees according to 2.2.8;
7.3.3. the Chairman of the Advisory Council.
7.4. The delegates of the institutional members according to 7.3.1 are nominated by their societies/entities out of individual members of ESTES.
7.5. The Chairman of the Advisory Council is elected by the General Assembly for a tenure of three years and can be reappointed once. Its tenure begins with the end of the General Assembly of his election and ends with the General Assembly, taking place in the third year of office, or, if these General Assemblies takes place within annual congresses, with the end of these congresses. The Advisory Council is obliged to make a proposal for the election of its Chairman to the General Assembly. The agenda of the General Assembly shall include the name of the proposed officer.
7.6. Decisions by the Advisory Council shall be determined by the majority of votes cast. Only positive and negative votes will be considered when counting. Voting may take place only personally (no correspondence or written proxy). The Chairman of the Advisory Council will have a casting vote if a decision is hung.
7.7. The Vice President joins the meetings of the Advisory Council as a guest.
7.8. The Advisory Council meets the Executive Board at the annual congress.
7.9. Membership within the Advisory Council ends:
a. by dismissal by the General Assembly
b. by end of ESTES membership
c. for the delegate of any institutional member according to 7.3.1, if this institutional member ceases to be a member of ESTES.

8. Sections and Commitees
8.1. Sections and Committees according to 2.2.8 can be established by the Executive Board.
8.2. All individual members can sign up to be a member of a Section by a written demand to the Executive Board.
8.3. Members of Commitees are appointed or dismissed by the Executive Board for an indefinite period of time.
8.4. The Chairman as well as Vice Chairman of each Section or Committee are elected and dismissed by the majority of votes cast of the members of the respective Section or Committee.
8.5. Decisions within Sections and Commitees are passed by majority of votes cast.

9. Financial Committee
9.1. Each year, from among the members the General Assembly shall appoint a Financial Committee of at least two members, who are not members of the Executive Board or Advisory Council.
9.2. This Financial Committee shall examine the financial documents and whether the funds are used as given in the bylaws within four months after the Executive Board has provided the necessary financial statements and deliver a signed report of its findings for submission to the Executive Board and the General Assembly.
9.3. The Executive Board is obliged to provide the Financial Committee with all information it shall request, to permit the committee to peruse the cash situation, and to grant it access to the books and documents of ESTES.
9.4. The Financial Committee may be relieved of its tasks by the General Assembly, but only by the appointment of a different Financial Committee.
9.5. The Executive Board is obliged to store the financial documents for ten years.

10. Internal Regulations
10.1. Internal regulations may be set up by the Executive Board, the Advisory Council, the Sections and committees. Internal regulations deal with details not written in the bylaws, especially those concerning internal administration of the society.
10.2. Internal regulations proposed by the Advisory Council, the Sections and the permanent committees have to be approved by the Executive Board. Internal regulations set up by the Executive Board have to be approved by the General Assembly.

11. Internal Conciliation
11.1. An internal Conciliation Court will be appointed for the settlement of all disputes regarding ESTES’ affairs, which is not to be seen as an arbitration court according to §§ 577 ff of the Austrian Code of Civil Procedure.
11.2. The Conciliation Court is composed of three individual members of ESTES in such a way that the disputing party will name to the Executive Board in writing a member as conciliator. The other disputing party, on their part, will name a member of the Conciliation Court within fourteen days of the Executive Board’s written request. Having been notified by the Executive Board the two named conciliators have to nominate a third member of the association as conciliator and Chairman of the Conciliation Court within seven days. The members of the Conciliation Court cannot belong to any authority – with the exception of the General Assembly– whose function is an issue of the dispute.
11.3. The Conciliation Court reaches its decision after granting both parties a hearing in the presence of all its members with a simple majority. It decides according to better judgement and conscience. Its decision is absolute within ESTES.

12. Dissolution of ESTES / cessation of privileged objectives
12.1. ESTES can be (voluntarily) dissolved by resolution of the General Assembly. The Executive Board shall effect liquidation unless the General Assembly decides otherwise.
12.2. Should the occasion arise, any leftover capital should fall – also in case of cessation of privileged objectives – to a tax exempt charitable organisation, which has the same or similar charitable aims according to §§ 34 ff of the Austrian Federal Fiscal Code as this society, or to other charitable welfare purposes in the meaning of §§ 34 ff of the Austrian Federal Fiscal Code. All active members will be informed on this outcome.

13. Funding
13.1. The necessary funds of ESTES to achieve its aims originate from
13.1.1. membership fees
13.1.2. donations
13.1.3. Grants from the European Union, States, Regions, Districts and Cities
13.1.4. Income from academic meetings, events and practical courses
13.1.5. Any legal resource
13.2. Any leftover income of ESTES shall be used to achieve its aims.

14. Transitional provisions
14.1. This association is founded to facilitate the activities and aims of the current association “EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY“ established under Belgian Laws via a new Austrian association. The Belgian association shall be dissolved. The founders are members of the Executive Board of the current Belgian association.
14.2. Hence, the association intends to affiliate all members of the current Belgian association as its own members. These members will be given the possibility to join this association by subscription to a list or other forms of declaration. Contrary to 3.2.4 above, the representatives according to 14.3 below shall decide on the – until formal establishment of the association also preliminary – admission of these members. Preliminary admissions become effective with formal establishment of the association.
14.3. Members of the Executive Board or Advisory Board of the current Belgian association, holding positions corresponding to 6.2 and 7.3 there, assume the position of the respective members of the Executive Board or Advisory Board of the association, as soon as they have been admitted as members (e.g. respectively acting President-Elect of the Belgian association will be President-Elect according to 6.2.3 after having become member of the association). Until the required number of members of the Executive Board have been admitted to be vested with power of representation according to 5, the association will be represented by the two founders.
14.4. Existing sections and committees of the current Belgian association will be deemed established in the association, as soon as all of their members and Chairmen have become members of the association.

Honorary Members

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2000

Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Böhler
Prof. Dr. Jennö Manninger
Prof. Dr. Maurice Müller

2002

Prof. Dr. Jacques Gruwez
Prof. Dr. Harald Tscherne
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Emanuel Trojan

2004

Dr. Jan S. K.Luitse
Prof. Dr. Antal Renner

2006

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Markgraf
Prof. Dr. H.J.Th.M. Haarman

2007

Prof. Dr. Enrico Cavina
Prof. Dr. George Androulakis

2008

Prof. Dr. Alastair Wilson
Prof. Dr. Donald Trunkey
Prof. Dr. Vilmos Vecsei

2009

Prof. Dr. Otmar Trentz
Prof. Dr. Saman Belgerden
Prof. Dr. Sten Lennquist
Prof. Dr. William Schwab

2010

Prof. Dr. René Jan Albert Goris
Prof. Dr. Elias Lambiris

2011

Prof. Dr. Howard R Champion
Prof. Dr. Jean Pierre Neidhardt

2012

Dr. med. Urs Heim
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joerg Oestern
Prof Dr. Peter Wendsche

2013

Prof. Dr. Abe Fingerhut
Prof. Dr. Ernest E. Moore

2014

Prof. Dr. Thomas Rüedi
Prof. Dr. Andrew B. Peitzman

2015

Norman M. Rich, MD
Juan A. Asensio, MD

2016

Ari Leppäniemi, MD
Demetrios Demetriades, MD

2017

Univ.-Prof. Dr.med. Dr.h.c. Pol M. Rommens
Univ. Prof. Dr. Selman Uranüs

2018

Dr.med. Dominik Heim

2019

Prof. Dr. Ingo Marzi
Dr. Luis Filipe Pinheiro

Imprint/Contact/Data Protection Regulations

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Europäische Gesellschaft für Trauma- und Akutchirurgie / European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES)
ZVR Number: 1387789818

Franz-Käfer-Straße 8
3100 St. Pölten, AUSTRIA
phone + 43 660 433 95 78
email office@estesonline.org

 

Association Management | society-related requests
Manuela Walland, MA.
phone+ 43 660 433 95 78
email association@estesonline.org

Professional Congress Organizer | all congress-related requests
Conventus Congressmanagement & Marketing GmbH
Carl-Pulfrich-Straße 1
07745 Jena, GERMANY
phone+ 49 3641 31 16 347
fax + 49 3641 31 16 243
email ectes@conventus.de


ESTES General Secretary

Klaus Wendt
Groningen, The Netherlands
email k.w.wendt@umcg.nl

ESTES Treasurer
Isidro Martinez Casas
Jaén, Spain
email isidromartinez@me.com

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Objects of the society are to promote interest, knowledge and quality of care in emergency and trauma surgery, as well as the organisation of the annual meeting, the European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, other courses, educational activities, membership management and publication of scientific and professional information.

Place of jurisdiction is Vienna, Austria.

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