Presidential Welcome

ESTS President - Alper TokerDear Members, Distinguished Guests and Friends,
On behalf of the Councillors and the Program Committee of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Lisbon, the westernmost capital of Europe on the Atlantic Ocean, for the 23rd European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery. This will be our largest global reunion of general thoracic surgeons with 1,500 participants expected.

The outstanding program includes the lectures of special speakers, joint sessions with international scientific...


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Welcome Message

Fernando MarteloDear Colleagues, Guests and Friends

Between 31 May and 3 June 2015, the Local Organizing Committee would like to welcome you to Lisbon, to the 23rd European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery.

Lisbon city has a population of 550,000 but the Greater Lisbon Area is the country’s largest population centre, with 2,821,697 inhabitants (2011), or around 20% of Portugal’s entire population. It is home to four public universities, with a total of some 100,000 students. 

Lisbon occupies an advantageous geographical position, with archaeological evidence indicating that it was...


Our Mission

Our mission is to improve quality in all aspects of our specialty: from clinical and surgical management of patients to education, training and credentialing of thoracic surgeons in Europe and worldwide.

European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Mission Statement

ESTS Contacts

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Wonford Road
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ESTS Events


Academic Track - ESTS Medical Writing Course

3rd - 5th November 2014, European Surgical Institue, Hamburg, Germany

Skill Track - Hands on in Open Surgery and VATS

23 - 24 February 2015, "Elancourt in Strasbourg" IRCAD Institute (Strasbourg, France).

European School of Thoracic Surgery in Russia

5 - 7 March 2015, Kazan, Russia

Knowledge Track - Antalya School

10-15 March 2015, Antalya, Turkey

Itinerant Expert Course

7-8 May 2015, Dresden, Germany

Itinerant Expert Course

18-19 May 2015, Bristol, UK

23rd European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

31 May – 3 June 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

Skill Track: Elancourt in Strasbourg, IRCAD

14-15 September 2015, Strasbourg, France
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