Welcome to the 24th ESTS Annual Meeting, 29 May - 1 June 2016, Naples, Italy

Published: 2016-05-16

Welcome to the 24th ESTS Annual Meeting, 29 May - 1 June 2016, Naples, Italy.

The 24th European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) Annual Meeting is going to be held during 29 May - 1 June 2016, in Naples, Italy.

Basic Information about ESTS:
  • Founded in 1993
  • A professional association of thoracic surgeons in Europe
  • Mission: to improve quality in all aspects of our specialty -- from clinical and surgical management of patients to education, training and credentialing of thoracic surgeons in Europe and worldwide
  • Membership: more than 1,200 members coming from 70 different countries all over the world

ESTS Annual Meeting:

The occasion for all ESTS members 
  • To gather and to meet colleagues from all over the world 
  • To create or strengthen long-lasting professional relationships
  • To share and exchange different experiences and opinions
  • To keep abreast with the most up to date evidence from the literature with the final aim to improve patient care

The 22nd ESTS Annual Meeting took place in Copenhagen from 15 to 18 June 2014 (including the first Nurse Symposium dedicated to thoracic surgical nursing and physiotherapist issues).

The 23rd ESTS Annual Meeting took place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 31st May to 3rd June 2015 and gathered more than 1,200 delegates. 

The 24th ESTS Annual Meeting will take place in Naples, Italy, from 29 May - 1 June 2016, and as you can imagine, will be a grand meeting for thoracic surgeons all over the world.

Meeting Highlights:

Postgraduate Symposium on General Thoracic Surgery

Teams from Europe, the Americas (North and South), and Asia will compete to win the Masters Cup

Symposium for Nurses

A full day of specialized and research-based nursing in an international perspective

ESTS Biology Club Workshop for Residents

The 2016 ESTS Biology Club session is announced as a follow up of the successful updates on translational research topics during the previous ESTS meetings.

ESTS - International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) JOINT SESSION

Tuesday 31 May 2016, 08:30|10:30

ESTS-Chinese Association of Thoracic Surgery (CATS) VIDEO SESSION 

Tuesday 31 May 2016, 10:30|12:30

Quality of Life and Patient Safety Working Group Session

Tuesday 31 May 2016, 13:00|14:30

Safety issues during VATS/RATS lobectomies

ESTS - Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) JOINT SESSION

Tuesday 31 May 2016, 15:30|17:30

ESTS - Italian Society of Thoracic Surgeons (SICT) JOINT SESSION

Wednesday 1 June 2016, 10:00|12:00

Prizes and Awards -- About 10 prizes will be awarded, such as: 

• ESTS Brompton Prize 2000 EUR

Offered for the best thoracic presentation by an ESTS member, first author, at the Brompton Session. 

• ESTS Young Investigator Award 2000 EUR

Awarder for the best presentation on topics of clinical or experimental research in the field of thoracic surgery by an ESTS member below the age of 35.

• ESTS - AATS Graham Foundation Excellence Award 2000 EUR

Offered by the AATS Graham Foundation and awarded for the best scientific contribution on Biology. 


Join us at the ESTS Annual Meeting 2016

The AME Editorial Team is glad to attend the conference to exhibit our books and journals like the Journal of Visualized Surgery (JOVS) at the booth (named “AME Publishing Company”). We would like to seize this great opportunity to meet our authors, editorial board members and readers. We warmly welcome you to stop by our booth when available and join us at the event. 

Now, there is a better chance to participate in the event: it is our great pleasure to invite you as one of our journalist to do some interviews or host some talking shows with the experts. Besides of a speaker or listener during the meeting, you could also do well as a journalist! Even if you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you could pay attention to a series of reports for the conferences done by the AME team collaborating with our invited journalists.

In addition, as the academic cooperator of this event, Journal of Thoracic Disease (JTD) has been working with Dr. Enrico Ruffini and Dr. Alessandro Brunelli for a series of focused issues dedicated to the ESTS Annual Meetings since 2014. The Focused Issue in JTD (Vol 8, Supplement 4) dedicated to the ESTS 2016 collects a selection of the most innovative and state of the art invited lectures presented during the 23rd ESTS Annual Congress and will be distributed to all the attendees of the meeting.