Michael T. Hirschmann, Switzerland

Kristian Samuelsson,       Sweden

Elizaveta Kon,

Welcome Message

Dear friends,


It is a great honour to take on the role of Scientific Chairs for the ESSKA Congress.

The planning of the Scientific Programme is well underway, and we are very grateful to have a fantastic Scientific Committee to support us along the way; sharing their expertise, giving input into the programme and playing a vital role as abstract reviewers. We could not manage without their support so a big thank you to them and together we will create the best programme ever!

We would also like to thank all ESSKA Sections and Committees and ESSKA members for their input. We are very excited about their high-level ICL and symposia submissions. For the first time we have opened the symposia submission system to the members, positioning them at the core of the Congress programme.

To reflect the special atmosphere and unique flavour of our fashionable host city of Milan, the ESSKA congress 2021 has been given the unique title of “Fashion Meets Science”. This theme will run across the Congress Programme. In terms of science, the theme will be reflected by a new format “fashion versus science”, which covers the scientific evidence of highly promoted treatment methods. In terms of social programme, there will be many exciting and fashionable surprises in store!

As ever, the ESSKA Congress will be packed full of top class, exciting and innovative sessions which will be shaped and delivered by both the ESSKA Community and invited experts. The ICL sessions which are a firm favourite of the Congress programme will be more interactive and educational in Milan thanks to more interaction and the introduction of the new format of surgical videos. Case based debates with the experts will allow fruitful enhancement of your personal experience in diagnostics and treatment for optimal patient care.

Aside from the scientific programme you will have the chance to meet old friends, make new friends and discuss all aspects of the programme together and have some fun at the same time!


We very much look forward to welcoming you to our virtual Congress!,


Best regards,

Michael T. Hirschmann, Scientific Chairman


Kristian Samuelsson, Scientific Chairman


Elizaveta Kon, Scientific Chairwoman