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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
4.2.3.7. A meeting of the General Assembly may be held via any means of telecommunication allowing an effective and simultaneous deliberation between all participants, such as a telephone or video conference. A Member taking part in such a conference shall be deemed to be present in person at the meeting and shall be entitled to vote and be counted in for quorum requirements. Such a meeting shall be deemed to take place where the largest group of the Members participating in the conference is assembled, or, if there is no group, at the registered office of the Association.
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.
4.3.5. An Extraordinary meeting of the General Assembly may be held via any means of telecommunication allowing an effective and simultaneous deliberation between all participants, such as a telephone or video conference. A Member taking part in such a conference shall be deemed to be present in person at the meeting and shall be entitled to vote and be counted in for quorum requirements. Such a meeting shall be deemed to take place where the largest group of the Members participating in the conference is assembled, or, if there is no group, at the registered office of the Association.
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
Huelva, Spain
email isidromartinez@me.com

Data Protection Regulations

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.

Event Calendar

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Endorsed = Events taking place in ESTES member countries and/or organized by ESTES institutional members; discount for ESTES members is granted
Recommended = Events taking place in non-member countries; discount for ESTES members is granted
Recommended = National events by institutional members or other recommended events

october 2021

29oct15:00- 16:00Pisa Workshop of Acute Care Surgery and TraumaSevere thoracic trauma and flail chest: rib plating vs. conservative managementZoom MeetingEvent Type:Endorsed

november 2021

december 2021

Links

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Trauma & Emergency Surgery Links

 

International Societies

European Societies

Scientific Journals

Other Interesting Links

Emergency Surgery Course (ESC)

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The next ESTES/AAST Emergency Surgery Course will be held online on 8th-9th May 2021 and has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 11 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). You can register for it here.

ESC Conflict of Interest Disclosure Forms

COI Form Coimbra
COI Form Feliciano
COI Form Fingerhut
COI Form Leppäniemi
COI Form Peitzman
COI Form Spain
COI Form Tilsed
COI Form Voiglio

The ESC® (joint collaboration between ESTES and AAST) aims to aid surgeons in non-trauma emergency surgery by providing the know-how and the decision-making skills necessary for daily practice. The course consists of theoretical sessions, case scenarios and state-of-the-at videos. The course is especially designe in an interactive format from the beginning until the end.

The course is divided into two parts:

  • the first consists of several theoretical, didactic sessions, designed to provide the basic steps for adequate and timely diagnostic and decision-making
  • the second, video-based, designed to provide tips and tricks to improve the skills of the general surgeon to deal with surgical emergencies.

In sum, the ESC has the following goals:

  • Confront surgeons with every day and problematic emergency scenarios
  • Provide concrete answers and guidelines for questions emerging from these situations
  • Hone the decision-making skills necessary to manage pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative issues

“We provide two days of emergency surgery education that include:

  • Breakout sessions
    • Case discussions
    • Topic reviews

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Abdominal sepsis
    • Bowel obstruction
    • Colorectal emergencies
    • Acute cholecystitis
    • Obstetric emergencies

Interested in holding an ESC at your institution? Contact rsass@aast.org for more details!

http://www.emergency-surgery.org/

Postgraduate course in medical response to major incidents (MRMI)

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Background and aims of the course

The medical response to major incidents is a chain of many components: Prehospital response, transport, hospital response, communication, coordination & command. The outcome of the response is dependent on the function of all these components, and also (which is important) how they function together.

Consequently, effective and realistic training and evaluation of the medical response cannot be done by training of one isolated component: The different functions must be trained together to make possible an accurate evaluation of the outcome, as a base for learning and further development of the methodology.

A way to achieve this is using advanced simulation models. In such models, special emphasis can be put on any of the components in the chain, but all the other components also have to be illustrated and involved to permit a complete and realistic training as well as an accurate evaluation of the outcome with regard to mortality and complications.
 The aim of the present course is to illustrate and teach a methodology that can be used to achieve these goals. This methodology can be used for training and evaluation of any organization and any way or working and is thereby widely applicable.

Design of the course

The course is open for staff involved in all the above listed functions. In your application, you must register in the respective category you want to train (if you can consider to train in more than one of the functions, you can list them according to your priority, see application form). In selecting participants, we have the aim to get an appropriate distribution of staff among the different functions.

The course is combined with an instructor course. Those qualified to train as instructors arrive earlier for instructor training and then attend the basic course as instructors under mentorship of the course faculty. 
The course is built up in two steps:

(1) Limited training session under guidance of instructors

(2) Two full-day simulation exercises where the whole response to a major incident is trained and evaluated under guidance of instructors. All participants are actively working in their respective functions.

Examination and diploma

A written examination will be performed at the end of the course. Approved examination results in a diploma.

Simulation system

The MACSIM system will be used in this course (www.macsim.se)
On this website you can also stay informed about future courses.

Past courses

  • 10-15 November, 2009 – Split, Croatia
  • 05 – 07 October, 2010 – Milan, Italy
  • 06-11 March, 2011 – Slavonski Brod, Croatia
  • 26-28 April, 2011 – Milan, Italy
  • 26-28 November, 2012 – Stockholm, Sweden
  • 22-24 August , 2013 – Stockholm, Sweden

Modular UltraSound ESTES Course (MUSEC)

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MUSEC: a new educational opportunity offered by ESTES for improving acute care

To visit the MUSEC Hompeage click here!

After the first edition at ECTES 2013 in Lyon, the ESTES US Course (MUSEC – Modular UltraSound ESTES Course) is now available for all European surgeons.

From surgeons to surgeons, particularly devoted to acute care surgeons and to all physicians who need a surgical decision-making approach in acute settings, this is the MUSEC philosophy:

  • Modular
    • Short half-day modules with 2/3 of time for hands-on training on healthy models and simulated cases
    • Adaptable to different needs and level of expertise
  • A wide and interactive web-based platform for pre-course e-learning, with lessons, videoclips and tests, in order to make very practical the day of the course
  • Two main aims: teaching US technique and abnormal findings (“to be able to do”) and practicing US driven surgical decision-making in different settings
  • A dream: helping surgeons to experience the invaluable usefulness of US in their own hands, for fastening and simplifying decision-making and saving time and resources

Five modules [2 basic (*), 3 advanced (§)] are available. Contents of each module are detailed below.

Admission to advanced modules requires documented experience in some basic applications of US. Hands-on practice of advanced modules cannot be effective for beginners. A succesful web-based pre-test should be accomplished before admission to advanced modules.

ESTES Individual Members and Members of the affiliated National Societies have the right to register at reduced fees.

Past Courses: information to be found here

Info and next courses: www.thesoundofthebody.org

We are looking forward to meeting you in one of the forthcoming courses!

If you are interested in having the Course in your Country or Hospital, feel free to contact us. (office@estesonline.org, musec@thesoundofthebody.eu)

The MUSEC Faculty Team


Eva Barbosa* (Portugal), Miriam Ruesseler* (Germany), Andrea Casamassima* (Italy), Fawzi Al-Ayoubi (Sweden), Antonio La Greca (Italy), Ruben Balzarotti (Switzerland), Fernando Ferreira* (Portugal), Diego Mariani* (Italy), Isidro Martinez Casas* (Spain), Alan Biloslavo (Italy), Jorge Pereira* (Portugal), Estela Membrilla (Spain), Luis Pinheiro* (Portugal), Aitor  Landaluce (Spain), Hayato Kurihara (Italy), Gary Bass (Ireland), Pedro Ramos (Portugal), Gianguido Montagnolo (Italy), Rodrigues Silva* (Portugal), Luca Ponchietti (Spain), Matteo Marconi (Italy), Fabio Butti (Switzerland), Mihai Paduraru (Spain), Matteo Bernasconi (Switzerland), Mauro Zago* (Italy)   (* = Steering Group)

Contents of Modules

Basic Modules

1* EFAST module

  • Essential of US in Trauma, the easiest way to approach US
  • FAST and EFAST protocols
  • free fluid in abdomen, thorax, pericardium
  • basic lung US

2* Diagnostic US in Emergency Department

Common problems and syndromes that require a quick assessment

  • Aorta
  • Gallbladder and biliary tree
  • Kidney and urinary tract
  • DVT (CUS)
  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue infections and collections
Advanced Modules

3§ Advanced Visceral US in acute abdomen

Acquiring confidence in hollow viscus US for many acute conditions
US driven protocols
Practice on healthy models and phantoms

  • Appendicitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Hernias
  • Bowel ischemia
  • IBD
  • Contrast enhanced US (CEUS) in abdominal emergencies (trauma & nontrauma)

4§ Interventional US

Interventional US-guided maneuvers in the acute patient
Practice on phantoms

  • Venous cannulation (central and periferal)
  • Thoracentesis
  • Diagnostic peritoneal aspiration (DPA)
  • Cholecistostomy
  • Suprapubic cystostomy
  • Abscesses and collections drainage
  • Monitoring of pneumothorax aspiration

5§ US and shock

Discovering the extraordinary help US can give you for managing shock

  • basic echocardiography for dummies (and surgeons)
  • IVC
  • Lung US
  • US monitoring of resuscitation
  • The Rush protocol
  • Surgical and non surgical case scenarios

Congress Grant

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Do you want to be a congress grant winner?

Are you going to attend the 21st European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery taking place in Oslo, Norway (April 26–28, 2020)?
Would you like to win a travel grant of EUR 1,000?
Do you fulfill the criteria?

If your answer to all questions below is „Yes“, seize this chance and apply for your ESTES congress grant 2020!

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 return the filled-out application form and all required documents to the ESTES Administrative Office office@estesonline.org until February 9, 2020.

Congress Grant Application form_ECTES 2020

ESTES Endorsement

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Guidelines for ESTES endorsement

Events related to the focus of ESTES may apply for endorsement. If so desired by the organizers, an announcement can be inserted into the ESTES journal and published in the event calendar on the ESTES website.

ESTES office should be informed by e-mail of the event well ahead of time.

Any mention of ESTES (e.g. “request of endorsement in progress”) on the preliminary programme before the endorsement application is received, will lead to automatic rejection of the endorsement request and may cause prosecution.

Requirements for different event categories

1. Events organized by ESTES institutional members:

  • Automatic endorsement after providing event information to ESTES Office by e-mail
  • Language: any of the official languages of one of the institutional members of ESTES
  • The involvement of ESTES must be mentioned on the programme
  • Reduced fees must be offered to ESTES members
  • An ESTES booth appropriate to the size of the meeting must be provided at no cost, if requested by ESTES
  • ESTES posters and membership forms must be presented and/or distributed during the congress or course, if requested by ESTES
  • After approval, the ESTES logo may be used on printed matters.

2. Events taking place in member countries, but organized from other organizations that are not institutional members of ESTES.

  • A completed and signed application form
  • Language: any of the official languages of one of the institutional members of ESTES
  • Dates and venue must not encroach on those of ESTES
  • The involvement of ESTES must be mentioned on the programme
  • Reduced fees (min. 10 %) must be offered to ESTES members
  • An ESTES booth appropriate to the size of the meeting must be provided at no cost, if requested by ESTES
  • ESTES posters and membership forms must be presented and/or distributed during the congress or course, if requested by ESTES
  • After approval, the ESTES logo may be used on printed matters.

3. Events taking place in non-member countries

  • A completed and signed application form
  • Scientific programme of the meeting
  • Language: any of the official languages of one of the institutional members of ESTES
  • Dates and venue must not encroach on those of ESTES
  • Reduced fees (min. 10 %) must be offered to ESTES members
  • After approval, the term “Recommended by ESTES” may be used on printed matters, but not the ESTES logo.
ESTES endorsement application form

Individual Membership

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Who can be an individual member?

The society is open for all doctors within specialities involved in trauma and emergency surgery (all surgical fields, anaesthesiology, radiology and emergency, military and disaster medicine). Of course also doctors in training are very welcome as members. Moreover, the society is open for non-physicians such as nurses, paramedics, ambulance and pre-hospital staff.

What does it cost to be an individual member, and what do I get for it?

The annual membership fee is € 120,- for specialists and € 85,- for doctors under training and for non-doctors.

Member benefits are:

  • A significantly reduced registration fee to the annual congress of the society
  • Registration for endorsed courses and meetings at a reduced fee
  • Free annual online subscription to the official forum of the society, the “European Journal of Trauma and Emergency surgery”. The journal comprises 6 issues per year including regular information from the society. For the printed version, a special price of € 30,- per year can be offered.
  • Possibility to become a member of the specialist sections of the society: 
Visceral trauma; Skeletal trauma and sports medicine; Emergency surgery; Disaster and military surgery
  • A diploma confirming your individual membership

In addition to the above mentioned benefits, you become an active supporter of the promotion and development of Trauma and Emergency surgery in Europe. Don’t miss the chance to influence this development with your vote.

How do I become an individual member?

Click on the button “Become a Member” right below and fill in the membership form. Your application has to be approved by the membership committee. Please allow a few weeks for that procedure. After approval you receive a welcome mail including payment instructions. After your payment has been received you are entitled to all the stated benefits.

Become a Member

Institutional Membership

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National societies or entities involved in trauma and emergency surgery can apply for institutional membership.

Your annual membership fee will be 6 € per member. This does not include a subscription to the journal, but negotiation with the publisher can give a significantly reduced subscription fee for your members. Furthermore, representatives of institutional members also have the right to vote at the General Assembly.

Contact the ESTES Association Management today to receive detailed information about the application process.

We are looking forward to welcoming you as a member of ESTES!

Invitation

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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 17th Congress of the European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery, to be held in Vienna from April 24 – 26, 2016. This congress will be organised in cooperation with the Austrian Trauma Society. The Motto of this meeting is: “MYTHS AND TRUTHS”. Accordingly we expect a straightforward discussion of a wide variety of topics like: The Mangled Extremity, Pelvic Injuries, Leadership in Trauma Management, Prehospital Emergency Services, Blunt Carotid and Vertebral Injuries, and many more.

Colleagues from over the world will attend and contribute to share knowledge about prevention, care and rehabilitation of trauma and emergency care patients.

A vivid meeting in the wonderful city of Vienna is awaiting you and your company!

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Richard Kdolsky
ECTES 2016
President
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Hans-Christoph Pape
ESTES President 2015/2016
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Pol. M. Rommens
ESTES General Secretary

Organising Committee

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Richard Kdolsky (Vienna, Austria)
Stephanie Arbes (Vienna, Austria)
Roman Ostermann (Vienna, Austria)
Harald Widhalm (Vienna, Austria)
Andreas Shamiyeh (Linz, Austria)

Hans-Christoph Pape (Aachen, Germany)
Eric Voiglio (Lyon, France)
Pol M. Rommens (Mainz, Germany)

Sponsoring & Exhibition

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The Organising Committee of the 17th European Congress of Trauma & Emergency Surgery invites you to exhibit at the Congress in Vienna, Austria.

For delegates, the Congress is an opportunity to learn about, discuss and evaluate new and existing resources available in the field of Trauma and Emergency Surgery.

Early reservations ensure availability of prominent spots at this prestigious international event. An Exhibition and Sponsorship brochure is available giving detailed information on the possibilities to exhibit and sponsor various congress items that will greatly promote your company’s image.

All previous editions of ECTES received compliance approval by EUCOMED as well as EFPIA. Please find here the current status of the compliance rating:

EUCOMED & EFPIA

For further information, please contact:
Mondial Congress & Events
Ms. Magdalena Putz
Operngasse 20b
1040 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 58804 228
e-mail: putz (at) mondial-congress.com

Click below to download the Exhibition & Sponsorship Brochure as well as the Application Forms:

Download Brochure

Sponsorship Application Form Exhibition Application Form

About ESTES

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In order to benefit from the reduced Individual ESTES Membership fees,
you may request membership for ESTES here.


Annual fees:

  • Regular: EUR 100.–
  • Doctors in training / non-doctors: EUR 75.–

Benefits:

  • 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: for specialists, a reduction of up to EUR 90.–.
  • Reduced registration fee at ESTES organised or endorsed courses
  • Free membership of one or more of ESTES’ specalists sections: 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 www.estesonline.org

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