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54th ESSR Congress & 27th ASRCC Symposium

The 54th Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR) will be held in Geneva March 13-15, 2019. The 27th symposium of the ASRCC, on the other hand, will take place on March 15th and will be held in the world-renowned ‘Geneva international conference centre’ (

This exclusive venue, right in the centre of Geneva, which usually hosts large humanitarian conferences for the WHO (World Health Organization) and international summits, will open its doors to the ESSR in 2019. Its favorable location close to the train station and the airport, and only a few minutes walk to the lake, is the perfect venue to captivate and inspire our participants.

The congress will welcome participants from all over the world on the shores of famous Lac Léman, next to the Alps, for a wide range of workshops and activities, including pre-congress workshops on Robotic Surgery and Surgical techniques.

This year’s conference will take place over two full days, and will provide an interesting and rich program for various surgical specialties. Sessions on transplant and general surgery, plastic, hand surgery, orthopedics and urology will bring together specialists, clinical and basic researchers from all over the globe. Multiple keynote lectures, including an amazing talk by a master watchmaker from Patek Philippe, who will walk us through the similarities between surgical training and courses at the world-renowned Geneva watchmaking school.

The conference dinner and party will be hosted by the exclusive, members only Geneva Golf Club, where top cuisine will be served to participants, who will also enjoy exquisite views of the area.

Learn more and register to ESSR congress

Learn more and register to ASRCC symposium