The 56th ESSR CONGRESS will be held

in Lille, FRANCE

in June, 29th-30th, 2023

Abstracts and Registrations are now opened !

The 56th European Society for Surgical Research congress will be held in Lille, France, in June, the 29th and 30th, 2023:

The President of the European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR) is proud to announce that the 56th Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research will be held in Lille, France, on June, the 29th and 30th, 2023 at Lille University !

After these 2 years of pandemic that have kept us apart, we know you are eager to participate in-person, to network with colleagues, to hear the latest scientific advances and groundbreaking research presentations, and experience the Exhibit and Poster Halls.

The ESSR 2023 congress will award 8 special prizes from 250 to 500 euros in 5 focused sessions:

          – “young investigator” first and second best oral communications and “young investigator & innovation” best oral communication in partnership with the French young surgeons national and digestive societies CNJC / AJCV

          – Prizes for the best oral communications in the “Best Clinical research”, “Best experimental research” and “Best research with medical device” sessions

          – “Upper GI Robotic surgery” special prizes for the first and second best oral communications in partnership with the TUGSS/TROGS societies

The ESSR 2023 congress will organize 3 pre-congress Workshops on June, 28th, 2023:

          – a workshop on minimally invasive management of liver metastases by thermal ablation on a large mammal model                        (Prof. Reza Kianmanesh, Reims, France)

          – a workshop on sentinel lymph node mapping guided by fluorescence imaging

          – and a workshop on robotic and innovation tools in surgery

Congress registration and Abstract Submission are now opened !

Submission deadline is extended to March, 26th, 2023 (10:00 pm / UTC +1)


ESSR 2023 Congress Topics

Many scientific topics are on the agenda and we would be delighted to consider your clinical and preclinical research work for oral communication or scientific poster:

1- Digestive, General And Hernia Surgery

2- Orthopaedic And Trauma Surgery

3- Solid Organ Transplantation, Cell Therapy, Cell And Islet Transplantation, Immunosuppression

4- Cardiac, Vascular And Thoracic Surgery

5- Robotic Surgery

6- ENT, Head Neck, And Maxilofacial Surgery

7- Urology

8- Gynecology And Pediatric Surgery

9- Plastic, Reconstructive And Hand Surgery

10- Surgical Oncology

11- Endocrine And Metabolic Surgery

12- Gastrointestinal Radiology And Interventional Endoscopy

13- Neurosurgery

14- Obstetrics

15- Surgical Innovation And Education

16- Experimental Models And Methods In Research

Do you know the city of Lille ?

Over the centuries, the city of Lille has developed around the river Deûle. Located in the plain of Flanders, the city has known many political influences and as many cultures that are still visible on the facades of the old heritage. Rare are the cities that present such an architectural variety: from Flanders to France, Lille has constituted itself as an eclectic city, rich of the exchanges that it has known and still knows.

Culture is at the heart of the city’s activity: the Palais des Beaux-Arts, second museum in France after Le Louvre, and Lille 3000 are the highlights. Lille is also a high place of our French gastronomy. Go to the old Lille to discover the sweetness of the north. Explore the city of Lille here

Get to Lille
  • By train

Situated just 500 meters from one another, Lille’s two train stations are located in the city centre and are served by both the subway and the tram.

Lille Flandres Station: TER regional trains and direct TGV service to Paris.

Lille Europe Station: Eurostar service to London and Brussels, direct TGV service to Roissy Airport, Paris and all major French cities.

From Brussels: 38 min, 14 direct TGVs and Eurostar trains a day

From Paris: 85 min direct TGVs a day

From Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport : 50 min, 15 direct TGVs a day

From Brussels Zaventem Airport : 75 min, 15 TGVs a day

From London: 90 min, 4 direct TGVs a day


For more information:

SNCF trains and TGVs (French trains): here

Eurostar (UK trains): here

SNCB (Belgian trains): here


  • By plane

The Lille-Lesquin International Airport is located 10 km from Lille city centre.

It serves more than 70 national and international destinations.

Shuttle service from the airport to the city centre is available.

Length of ride: 20mn.

ESSR 2023 Congress Organisation Committee