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President & EDS General Secretary messages

To be great, be whole; exclude nothing…
Be whole in everything.
Put all you are into the smallest thing you do
Fernando Pessoa

Dear Esteemed Colleagues,
Dear Friends:

It is a great privilege to welcome the 16th European Digestive Surgery (EDS) Postgraduate Course, for the first time in Portugal, which honors us greatly. It is our way to celebrate the Art of Surgery.

The 16th EDS Postgraduate Course will take place from 18 to 20 April 2024, at the Hilton Porto Gaia Hotel, and will address topics of unquestionable and current relevance. We intend to promote the debate, an endless discovery journey, built and experienced with braveness, commitment, and endeavour. To achieve our aims, we bring together a panel of remarkable Speakers and Guests, both national and international, with acknowledged expertise and recognized merit.

Board with us in this heartfelt tribute to Surgery and make come true that whatever mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. In our journey to search and discover Science and Knowledge, we strongly believe that life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. So, please accept our gift of remarkable Speakers with worldwide overwhelming and recognized expertise. Enrich our event with your participation, yourexperience, and your teachings.

Apart from your valuable scientific contribution, we invite you, as well, to enjoy the wonders of Porto and Gaia cities, sharing with us our hospitality, our gastronomy, and our traditions. We want to toast you with the beauty of our gorgeous town. 

All the ways to meet the Art of Surgery will lead to the magnificent cities of Porto and Gaia for the 16th EDS Postgraduate Course! 

Welcome, you are the essence of this journey, where Science and Friends meet!
Our endless gratitude and esteem.

José Davide, MD FACS President of the 16th EDS Postgraduate Course

Dear esteemed participants:

I extend a warm welcome to the 16th EDS Postgraduate Course – “The Art of Surgery” – at the Hilton Porto Gaia Hotel from April 18th to 20th, 2024. We look forward to a stimulating program featuring dedicated sessions on cutting-edge advancements in gastrointestinal surgery.

Our commitment extends to providing invaluable insights and skills, especially for young Surgeons. The course aims to foster training opportunities, empowering the next generation in mastering the Art of Surgery. We anticipate engaging discussions and a fruitful exchange of knowledge.

Best regards!

Helmut Friess, MD
EDS Secretary General

Join the 16th European Digestive Surgery

18-20 April 2024 – Hilton Porto Gaia – Porto, Portugal