The 1st Joint Congress of EUPSA & IPEG with ESPES
EUPSA 21st European Congress of Pediatric Surgery
IPEG 29th Annual Congress for Endosurgery in Children
ESPES 10th Annual Congress of the European Society of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons
When: June 10-13, 2020
Where: Austria Center Vienna – Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1 – A-1220 Vienna
What is EUPSA?
The European Paediatric Surgeons’ Association (EUPSA) was founded in 2003 and has become one of the largest Paediatric Surgical Organization worldwide with more than 800 members from over 50 countries. The mission of EUPSA is to maintain and promote high clinical standards of surgical care for the paediatric and adolescent patients in European countries, to enhance the capacity of its members to discover, disseminate and apply new knowledge to the benefit of their patients, and to follow the highest ethical standards within the field of paediatric surgery. Visit http://www.eupsa.info/
What Is IPEG?
The International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG) is the premiere international association for physicians who perform minimally invasive surgery in children.IPEG was founded in 1991 by a handful of pediatric surgeons with a clear cut goal of ensuring that all pediatric and general surgeons who treat children have access to current information defining the best, least invasive surgical treatment. Today IPEG has over 800 members from over 52 countries. Visit https://www.ipeg.org/
What Is ESPES?
The European Society of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons (ESPES) was found in 2010 and with more than 580 members is one of the largest Paediatric Scientific Association in Europe. The objects of the Society are: to foster the development of new technology and endoscopy and
minimally invasive techniques in foetuses, newborns, infants, children across the Europe and beyond, to promote and support scientific and medical research particularly in the field of minimally invasive therapy and advances of technology and to interact with European National and other inter-national societies and medical, scientific and educational bodies. Visit https://www.espes.eu/
Official Language: English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.
Currency: The official currency of the Congress is U.S. Dollar, your registration and any official Congress transactions will be charged in U.S. Dollar. The official currency of Austria is the Euro. Most shops across the country accept international credit and debit cards.
Certificate of Attendance: will be sent via email after the Congress
EUPSA: The accreditation process of the EPSA Annual Congress 2020 in Vienna by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) is on the way. The previous Annual EUPSA congress was accredited with 29 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). This year’s process of accreditation will be completed again shortly before the congress for similar CME credits.
IPEG/ESPES: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and International Pediatric Endoscopic Group (IPEG). SAGES is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
SAGES designates this educational activity for a maximum of 28 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Liability and Insurance: Neither, EUPSA, IPEG, ESPES nor the local organizers will assume any responsibility whatsever for damage or injury to persons or property during the conference. Participants are recommended to arrange for their personal travel and health insurance.
Where do I submit my abstract?
EUPSA and IPEG/ESPES are running concurrent scientific sessions. You are welcome to submit your abstract to either one society, however one paper cannot be submitted to both EUPSA and IPEG at the same time! For detail information about respective society abstract submission process, please visit their pages:
Where do I register and what does my registration covers:
You are getting three in one deal! One registration covers access to all joint congress programming sessions, exhibits, breaks, lunches and social events. Registration is now open online here.
My country requires official invitation to obtain travel visa. Who can I contact?
If you need a letter to obtain the visa in your Country, kindly contact the Office of your Association. For EUPSA- please contact Gaia Tamaro at firstname.lastname@example.org; for IPEG/ESPES- please contact Registrar, Carrie Ahern at email@example.com.
We can assist the attendees by processing official invitations upon request. This letter of invitation, however, constitutes neither any obligation by the Local Organizing Committee to cover any travel and accommodation expenses, fees or other costs connected with attending the meeting and staying in Vienna.