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

To reflect the special atmosphere and unique flavour of our fashionable host city of Milan, the ESSKA congress 2020 has been given the unique title of “Fashion
Meets Science”. This theme will run across the Congress Programme and social events. 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 seeing you in Milan,

Best regards,

Michael T. Hirschmann, Scientific Chairman

Kristian Samuelsson, Scientific Chairman

Elizaveta Kon, Scientific Chairwoman