History of ESTES

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.