Dr. Konstantinos Vakalopoulos is a hand & nerve surgeon based in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also the president of the European Society for Surgical Research, and organised the ESSR annual meeting in 2019. He has experience in surgical research, and has done his PhD in the field of tissue adhesives and biomechanics in the field of colorectal surgery.
He is half-Greek half-Dutch and has lived in the USA, Greece and the Netherlands before moving to Switzerland.
University Hospital of Geneva
Dr. Mikael Chetboun is a digestive surgeon specializing in metabolic and endocrine surgery and works at the University Hospital of Lille in France. After a residency in hepato-bilio-pancreatic surgery, his area of research at the University Hospital of Lille (Prof. F. Pattou) aims to optimize islet transplantation in severe type 1 diabetics, through islet allotransplantation and also through islet autotransplantation in patients who are undergoing pancreatic surgery for benign or malignant diseaes.
University Hospital of Lille
Dr. Vincent Vangelder is a digestive surgeon working at the Department of General and Endocrine Surgery at Lille University Hospital. His surgical practice mainly focus on bariatric, metabolic and endocrine surgery. He’s teaching at the Faculty of Medicine of Lille, France and he’s collaborating with a research group at the University of Lille, INSERM U1190, devoted to the clinical development of biotherapies for treating diabetes, part of the LABEX European Genomic Institute for Diabetes (EGID). His research is devoted to the surgical treatment of endocrine and metabolic diseases and focused on cell therapy for type 1 diabetes and metabolic surgery for type 2 diabetes.
University Hospital of Lille
President ESSR Congress 2020
Manuel Maglione works as an associate professor at the Department for Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery at the Medical University Innsbruck, Austria. His fields of interests are transplantation and HBP surgery which is also reflected in the annual courses he organises in Innsbruck. His basic and translational research focuses on immunomodulatory mechanisms of pteridines using different murine transplantation models. His major clinical interests are bile duct complications following liver transplantation, pancreas transplantation and minimally invasive surgery. Currently, Manuel is also building a task force to analyze microbiome alterations in HBP tumours.
General & Transplantation Surgery
University Hospital of Innsbruck
Yaroslav is a Vascular & Transplantation Surgeon at the University Hospital of Prague.
Vascular & Transplantation Surgery
University Hospital of Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
BOARD MEMBER & PAST PRESIDENT ESSR CONGRESS 2018
Lisa is a veterinary, researcher based at the University Hospital of Madrid.
Board member and past president ESSR 2018 congress in Madrid, Spain
Veterinary – Researcher
University Hospital of Madrid
Thomas is a cardiac surgeon based at Cardiocentro Ticino in Lugano.
Board member and past president ESSR 2015 congress in Liverpool, England
University Hospital of Liverpool