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Industry & Exhibition

Opening- & Closing Ceremony

Scientific Programme

Speaker/Chair Information

25. March 2019 General no comments

If You Are a Chair

Please locate your session room in due time. Please be at your session room at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.

We may remind you that speakers need to strictly observe the time schedule.
Panelists should not speak before they are recognised by the chair and must first clearly state their name, institution and country of origin.

If You Are a Speaker in a Session

Please locate your session room in due time. Please be at your session room at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.

The average speaking time for invited lectures is 15 minutes plus 3 minutes for discussions. Abstract presentations are 8 minutes plus 2 minutes for discussions.

Speakers should deliver (on USB flash drive) and view/check their PowerPoint presentations at the Speakers’ Preview Centre at least 3 hours prior to the start of the respective session. For sessions starting at 08:30, the PowerPoint presentations should be delivered the previous day. The Speakers’ Preview Centre opens on Saturday at 17:00.

If you wish to use your own laptop, it is crucial to make this known in the Speakers’ Preview Centre 3 hours in advance for organisational reasons.

Speakers are not permitted to take PowerPoint presentations directly to the technical assistant in the session rooms.

You may rest assured that your files will be deleted from the congress server after your presentation.

All speakers are requested to add a disclosure of interest form at the end of their presentation.
A template can be downloaded here.

If You Are Presenting an ePoster in a Poster Walk

The ePoster terminals can be found in the exhibition area. All ePosters are available during the whole duration of the conference at all terminals as well as at the self-study terminals. The ePoster service desk is located in Speakers’ Preview Centre.

Poster Walk: Each poster presentation should not last longer than 3 minutes maximum, allowing an additional discussion time of 2 minutes. Each poster  walk will be guided by a session chair.

Please find more information about how to upload your ePoster file here.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. The regulation will fundamentally reshape the way in which data is handled across every sector, from healthcare to banking and beyond.

All images and videos taken in the EU that are shown in lectures and presentations during the congress must comply with GDPR rules.

Patients’ health and genetic data are considered as a special category of data called “sensitive data”. This encompasses all personal data which are, by their nature, particularly sensitive in relation to fundamental rights and freedoms and merit specific protection as the context of their processing could create significant risks. It is forbidden to share such personal data, including patients’ health and genetic data, unless it is under one of the grounds cited in Article 9 paragraph 2,encompassed in the table below:
If the patient gives explicit and unambiguous consent to the use of their data.
If the patient makes the data manifest himself or herself.
Processing is necessary for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes.

Pre- and Postcongress courses

22. January 2018 ESTES Congress 2018, General no comments

Thursday, May 3 – Saturday, May 5, 2018 (08:00 – 12:30)
Facultad de Medicina (College of Medicine) C/ Blasco Ibáñez nº 15, Valencia
Contact person:
Download the flyer here.


Thursday, May 3 – Saturday, May 5, 2018 (08:00 – 12:30)
Facultad de Medicina (College of Medicine) C/ Blasco Ibáñez nº 15, Valencia


Emergency Abdominal Surgery Course (EASC)
Palacio de Congresos de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Saturday, May 5, 2018 (08:00-17:50)
Limited to 50 participants.
For detailed information please click here.
Registration can be done here.


Centro Internacional de Estudios de la Salud (CEISAL). C/ Camino San José nº 5. Castellón
Friday, May 4 – Saturday, May 5, 2018 (08:00 – 19:30)
Contact Person: Alex Sammel


Mass Casualty Incidents one day course
Palacio de Congresos de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Saturday, May 5, 2018 (09:00 – 17:30)
Contact person: Carl Montan
Download the flyer here.


MUSEC Course*
Palacio de Congresos de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Friday, May 4 – Saturday, May 5, 2018 (07:45 – 18:40)
For detailed information please click here.


Polytrauma Course
Sunday, May 6, 2018 (08:00 – 17:00)
Palacio de Congresos de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Contact Person: Dr.HC Pape/ Dr. Roman Pfeifer
Download the announcement here.
Download the programm here.


* courses are fully booked


Polytrauma course

2. February 2017 General no comments

The polytrauma course is intended to connect the knowledge of different disciplines (visceral surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and intensivists) and to improve the quality of treatment. In 2002 the English course “Polytrauma Management – Beyond ATLS” was initiated by Prof. Giannoudis and Prof. Pape. It is intended to complement the existing concepts of ATLS and DSTC.

This course focuses precisely on the phase after ATLS, meaning the entire clinical process including rehabilitation.

Following topics will be discussed:

  • Life saving operations: Which organ comes first?
  • Management of combined injuries (Head/Chest/Abdomen)
  • Treatment strategies for multiple extremity injuries
  • Indications and techniques Damage Control Surgery
  • Prevention strategies for organ failure: Modulation of SIRS
Announcement Polytrauma course

For more details please contact Roman Pfeifer at

Training day for candidates of EBSQTrauma

19. February 2016 General no comments

The first time an EBSQTrauma (European Board of Surgery Qualification in Trauma) exam will be held at ECTES 2016 in Vienna. This exam exists since 1999 and was annually organized at the DGU, later DKOU meeting.
The exam will strengthen the role of ESTES for the quality and harmonization of trauma care in Europe. Parallel to the EBSQTrauma exam and also for the first time, the EBSQEmergency Surgery exam will take place at ECTES 2016 in Vienna as well.
The executive board of ESTES decided to organize a preparatory day for all possible candidates of the EBSQTrauma exam. This one-day event with state-of-the-art lectures will be called “Fit for Europe”, as it will help the candidates for the exam to refresh their knowledge in traumatology. Also residents and specialists, who are not applying for the exam, are welcome to attend the refresher course.

The training day will to focus on colleagues from East-European countries. The course will only be accessible after inscription and payment of a 100,-€ fee.

The day is structured in eight lectures of 45 minutes with 15 minutes of questions and answers. There will be four lectures in the morning and four in the afternoon. Thoracic trauma (25 minutes) and traumatic brain injury (20 minutes) will be combined into one 45 minutes lecture.


Programme Training Day


Registration Training Day

Please send the registration form to

Past Congresses

24. June 2015 General no comments

ECTES 2019 Prague, May 5-7

Final Programme Abstract BookletCongress Pictures

ECTES 2018 Valencia, May 6-8

Final Programme Congress Pictures

ECTES 2017 Bucharest, May 7-9

Final Programme Congress Pictures Conflict of Interest Disclosure

ECTES 2016 Vienna, April 24-26

Final Programme Changes to Final Programme Conflict of Interest Disclosure Congress Pictures

ECTES 2015 Amsterdam, May 10-12

Final Programme Congress Pictures

ECTES 2014 & 2nd WTC Frankfurt, May 24-26

Final Programme Congress Pictures

ECTES 2013 Lyon, May 4-7

Final Programme Congress Pictures

ECTES 2012 Basel, May 12-15

Final Programme Congress Pictures

ECTES 2011 Milano, April 27-30

Final Programme

ECTES 2010 Brussels, May 16-19

Final Programme