Save the Date! September 27th - 29th, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the European Society of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons (ESPES) we have a great honour and pleasure to invite you to attend the 7th Annual Congress of the Society that will be held in Wroclaw, Poland.

Thanks to the efforts of many paediatric surgeons, our Society is a rapidly expanding community. To them we also owe our growing experience and knowledge about endoscopic surgery. The six years of The Society activity has proved to have important impact for paediatric endoscopic surgery development. The annual scientific Congress are direct platform for exchanging and sharing our experience and achievements, giving us the opportunity for new collaborations and friendschips.

The 7th ESPES Congress is also a good chance to discover a very long and amazing history of Wroclaw, the fourth largest city in Poland and historical capital of Lower Silesia region. You can find many famous medical names, connected to Wroclaw Medical University, among them Jan Mikulicz-Radecki, Hermann Johannes, Pfannenstiel, Jan Evangelista Purkynë, Alois Alzheimer, Ludwig Hirszfeld.

Wroclaw was elected for 2016th year as the European Capital of Culture - the culture centre of our continent. With your help, we will make Wroclaw the European capital of paediatric endoscopic surgeons of the year 2017.

Invitation to the Congress

Ciro Esposito

Ciro EspositoPresident of ESPES

Dariusz Patkowski

Dariusz PatkowskiCongress Chairman

Invited Speakers

We invite you to review the brief biographical notes of our keynote speakers.


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Congress program

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The Masterclass with Live Surgery „Chest wall deformities” was cancelled. We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

  • 27 Sep 2017
    Day 1
  • 28 Sep 2017
    Day 2
  • 29 Sep 2017
    Day 3
8:00 - 14:00
Masterclass with Live Surgery „Chestwalldeformities”

Chairmen: M. Lopez (ES), M. Martinez-Ferro (ARG) P. Philippe (LU)

Basic endoscopic workshop

Chairmen: M. Mendoza (CH), P. Gamba (IT), J. Correira-Pinto (PT)

Advanced Urology Course

Chairmen: C. Esposito (IT), Prof. Alaa El-Ghoneimi (FR), R. Chrzan (PL)

15:00 - 18:00
SIVI Meeting
Polish Endoscopic Group Meeting
Any other National Endoscopic Group Meeting
20:00 - 22:00
Inaugural Act

ESPES Welcome Reception

8:00 - 9:15
Session I
9:15 - 10:30
Session II
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break & Commercial Exhibition
11:00 - 12:10
Session III
12:10 - 13:20
Session IV
13:20 - 13:40
ESPES PresidentAddress
13:40 - 15:00
Lunch & Commercial Exhibition
14:00 - 15:00
Poster Session I
15:00 - 15:30
Keynote lecture 1

Steven Rothenberg (USA)

15:30 - 16:30
Round Table Debate: EA Thoracoscopic Repair

D. van der Zee (NL), D. Patkowski (PL), Fabio Chiarenza (IT)

16:30 - 17:30
Session V
17:30 - 18:30
ESPES Annual General Assembly
20:00 - 23:55
ESPES Gala Dinner
8:00 - 9:15
Session VI
9:15 - 10:30
Session VII
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break & Commercial Exhibition
11:00 - 11:30
Keynote lecture 2

Francois Becmeur (FR)

11:30 - 12:30
Round Table Debate: Endoscopic fetal surgery
12:30 - 13:30
Session VIII
13:40 - 15:00
Lunch & Commercial Exhibition
14:00 - 15:00
Poster Session II
15:00 - 15:30
Session IX
15:30 - 16:30
Round table with IPEG: Standards of endoscopic surgery in pediatric patients and MIS Training Programs

Chairmen: Mendoza (CH), Van der Zee (NE) C.Esposito (IT), H.Till (AT), P. Montupet (FR), P.Szavay (CH)

16:30 - 17:30
Session X
17:30 - 17:40
ESPES Awards

R. Beltra (ES), J. Babala (SL)

17:40 - 17:50
Closing remarks

H. Steayert (BE)


Chairman of the Congress
Prof. Dr hab. Dariusz Patkowski
Department of Urology & Pediatric Surgery
Wroclaw Medical University

Katedra i Klinika Chirurgii i Urologii Dziecięcej  Uniwersytetu Medycznego we Wrocławiu
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