World Society for Emergency Surgery (WSES)


6th WSES Congress, 25-28 June, 2019

Radboud university medical center

Nijmegen, the Netherlands




It is our pleasure to announce the 6th annual meeting of the World Society for Emergency Surgery (WSES), which will take place at Radboud university medical center in Nijmegen the Netherlands, from June 26th to 28th in 2019 with precourses at June 25th. We are glad to announce that the call for abstracts is open.

The WSES is a society that brings together surgeons and other physicians in emergency and trauma surgery from all parts of the world to share the latest research.

In the 2019 edition of our annual congress we will:

  • learn from invited lectures by international experts
  • share results of latest studies presented by young clinical and basic researchers
  • discuss new and update existing clinical practice guidelines

Previous editions of WSES have brought together more than 250 surgeons and other physicians (ED, ICU, Anesthesiology, PA, Nurse specialist) from over 40 countries. The pre-congress courses are particularly suitable for physicians and surgeons in training. During the meeting you will be able to interact with colleagues from all over the world at a vibrant university hospital campus, meet industry to discuss latest developments, and enjoy an exiting social program.

On behalf of the local organizing committee and the WSES board we hope to welcome you in Nijmegen, the oldest city of the Netherlands and European green capital.

Dr. Edward Tan, congress chair
Prof. Fausto Catena, secretary General WSES
Prof. Yoram Kluger, president WSES
Dr. Richard ten Broek, scientific committee chair

For more informations , the program and abstract submission see:

Call for abstracts

Deadline abstract submission: March 25, 2019
The best abstracts will be selected for WJES full paper publication. There will be prizes for best papers, best posters and best videos.


  1. Abdominal emergency surgery
  2. Trauma and damage control
  3. Vascular emergencies
  4. Healthcare organization and mass casualty
  5. Emergencies  in vulnerable patient groups
  6. Digital healthcare in surgical emergency
  7. Innovations in emergency care
  8. Training in emergency and trauma surgery
  9. In- and out-hospital organization of emergency and trauma surgery

See for more info:


Important dates

December 1, 2018
Call for abstracts

March 25, 2019
Deadline abstract submission

May 24, 2019
Deadline early bird registration 

Deadline pre-congress course registration


Radboudumc Health Academy
Mrs Marjolijn Klomp-Kooi &
Mrs Lisette Schreuder
congress managers

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