Past Events

The 3rd ESLAS meeting was held in Tarragona, Spain, from March 24th to 26th, 2000, under the Presidency of Dr Mario Trelles. Just over 200 attendees participated. Nine round table sessions dealt with 31 papers., and a further 27 papers in the free paper sessions. The final day consisted of a live surgery session broadcast from the operating theatres of the Instituto Medico Vilafortuny. The social programme was outstanding, and the beautiful weather added to theexcellence of the meeting.


The 2nd ESLAS meeting, May 1999, took place in  Oxford, UK, under the Chairmanship of Dr Alan Godfrey. The venue was one of the Colleges of Oxford University, much enjoyed by the 250 attendees. There were12 plenary sessions, 5 round table sessions and 45 free papers, all of a very high standard. The social program took good advantage of the ancient buildings of Oxford University. A good time was had by all.
The 1st ESLAS meeting took place in  Athens, Greece, under the Chairmanship of Dr Paraskevas Kontoes, on February 5-7th 1998. There were over 350 attendees, 60% of whom were from overseas. Twenty-seven invited speakers gave 52 lectures, including 10 plenary lectures and 4 round table sessions. On the final day, live surgery from 4 operating theatres was broadcast to the auditorium in the Hygeia Hospital. A very good technical exhibition was held. The social programme was outstandingly Greek, and thoroughly enjoyed.

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