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We would like to thank to all participants for coming to ESSR 2018! We would also like to thank to all the speakers for contribution on ESSR 2018.


List of Awards

2018 ESSR Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark Hardy
The Future of Organ Replacement and /or Organ Repair

2018 Walter Brendel Award

Maitane I. Orue-Echebarria
Preconditioning by portal vein embolization an hepato‑protective strategy for extended hepatic resections

Young Investigator Award

Alberto Calvo
Ex-vivo lung perfusion attenuates inflammasome NLRP3 expression after non-heart beating donor lung transplantation

B. BRAUN Award

Štěpán Malý
Kidney transplant graft continuous perfusion monitoring during the early postoperative course

ESSR Best Clinical Research Award

Hadyn K.N. Kankam
ST2 as an indicator of morbidity and mortality in patients with advanced heart failure: Results of the one-year follow-up

E-poster Award

Laura Petrovics
Comparison the effect of chemical preconditioning with ischemic preconditioning, in reducing the ischemia-reperfusion injury in rat small intestine

Distinguished Guest and Keynote Speaker


Sooraj Motilall

Allan Tsung

Steve White

Distinguished Collaborator of the ESSR

Ignacio Garcia Alonso

Charles Malata

Distinguished Guest

José Luis Balibrea Cantero

Ramiro Fernandez

Tom Moore

Ekene Nweke

Yuzo Yamamoto

Has been duly elected a Fellow (FESR)

Adam Frampton

Jaroslav Chlupáč

Libor Janoušek

Štěpán Malý

Tomáš Pantoflíček




Participants according to the registration fee Participants according to the countries

Scientific Programme

Kyenote Lectures 5 (5 presentations)   226 Submitted
Award Sessions 5 (26 presentations)   219 Accepted
Parallel Sessions 14 (88 presentations)   113 for Oral Presentations
Video Session 1 (6 presentations)   100 for E-poster Presentations
Workshops 2     6 for Video Presentations
E-poster Sessions 2 (46 presented orally)      
Oral Presentations






Mobile App

Complutense University of Madrid



Faculty of Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid
Pza. Ramón y Cajal, s/n
Ciudad Universitaria
28040 – Madrid, Spain
University English website:

the main entrance of the Faculty of Medicine direction from the metro station the entrance of the venue where the Meeting Halls 1 and 2 are located

Mobile App ESSR 2018 Madrid



This year of the ESSR 2018 Madrid Congress we are trying to go green so there will be no printed version of the Scientific Programme. In this case we have developed the Mobile Application.

With the ESSR 2018 Madrid mobile app, you will have the opportunity to increase your interactivity and have the entire Congress „in your hand“.


The ESSR 2018 Madrid mobile app gives access to:
  • Scientific Programme

  • Personal Planner / Congress Schedule

  • Venue Information

  • List of E-posters

  • Social Programme

... and much more!

Public transport to venue

Metro line 6 – Ciudad Universitaria station

Bus lines:

  • Line 82 – station Mocloa-Barrio de Peñagrande
  • Line 132 - station Moncloa-Hospital de la Paz
  • Line G - station Moncloa-Ciudad Universitaria
  • Line U – station Avenida de Séneca-Paraninfo



Registration Opening Hours On-site for Pre-Congress Workshops

Wednesday, 30 May 09:00 – 10:00

Registration Opening Hours On-site for Congress

Wednesday, 30 May 16:00 – 21:00
Thursday, 31 May 08:00 – 18:00
Friday, 1 June 08:30 – 18:00
Saturday, 2 June 09:00 – 13:00

Download the App by scanning the QR code below

or search for the ESSR 2018 Madrid in the App Store / Google Play
(Android Market)


Instructions for Speakers Upload

Please bring your presentations on a USB memory stick in MS-Power Point or Adobe PDF format to Congress of ESSR 2018 and submit it in the Session Room at the Congress venue where you are hving your lecture NO LATER than 20 minutes prior to your session! More information here.


Attendance Certificates

Certificates of Attendance with EACCME accreditation will be sent to participants upon request by e-mail. It will be necessary to fill in the Evaluation form before receiving the Certificate of Attendance. The event has been granted 21 European CMEcredits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).



  • 30/05/2018 15:33

    Abstract Book

    Th Abstract Book has been published at the official Congress webiste. You can find it HERE.

  • 26/05/2018 13:02

    Mobile App ESSR 2018 Madrid

    The Mobile App ESSR 2018 Madrid has been released. Download the app before you go and have The Scientific Programme in your hand. Find more information under the "Programme" folder

  • 23/05/2018 14:16


    The 53rd Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research, Madrid, Spain, 30/05/2018-02/06/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education...



Dear colleagues,

It is my pleasure to inform you that the 53rd Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research will take place in Madrid from 30th May to 2nd June, 2018 at the Faculty of Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

Since 1966 the ESSR main objective is to provide a multidisciplinary, multinational platform that encourages the development and expansion of high quality basic and clinical surgical research activities and to promote education in this field. The ESSR annual meeting provides the perfect podium where both young researchers and clinicians can present their most recent scientific work and expand their scope. More than 300 participants will be expected, physicians working in the field of surgery, representatives of important medical universities and professional clinicians.

Madrid is a lively cosmopolitan and friendly city where everyone feels at home. The capital of Spain offers a safe, comfortable setting where taking time out while attending the meeting is possible. Its cutting-edge transport network, rich artistic and natural heritage, quality accommodation and fine cuisine make it one of the most attractive cities in the world. The local organizing committee of the ESSR 2018 is prepared to satisfy your expectations.

Please become a member of the society for discounts and potential ESSR fellowships.

I am looking forward to seeing you in Madrid.

Yours faithfully

Lisa Rancan, Ph.D.
Congress President

Congress Secretariat
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