The 7th ESLAS meeting retrurned again to Paris from June 25th to the 27th, and, following the success of 2 years ago, was once more held together with the annual AREDEP meeting in the Michel Dechaume amphitheatre of the Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital, under the able Presidency of Dr Isabelle Catoni. A total of some 120 attendees heard 8 Symposia in 2 days, and live surgery broadcast from the operating theatres on day 3. The social programme was first class, with an excellent, vibrant live dinner show.