Welcome Message - President of BAETS
Dear BAETS members,
I am very happy to formally invite you attend the 2023 meeting in Athens from 11th to 13th October 2023.
The meeting is organised with the generous help of our Greek colleagues, Dr Kyriakos Vamvakidis and Dr Giannis Koutelidakis. They have secured a wonderful venue for the meeting and have organised an excellent educational day on 11th October targeted to surgical trainees but equally attractive for all ‘senior’ members. It will make it worthwhile to travel early on Wednesday 11th October to ensure you can benefit from these sessions.
The value of the meeting is secured through the quality of the presentations, so I encourage all BAETS members to submit abstracts before the deadline on Friday 7th July. The abstracts with top marks will be eligible for the BJS Prize (see the Abstracts page for more details).
In addition, I am pleased to announce the BJS Lecture from Professor Julie Sosa, the Hunterian Professor Lecture by Mr David Scott-Coombes and the plenary lecture on adrenal imaging by Dr Mark Gurnell. All these will enhance the educational value of our meeting.
The chance to meet old friends, make new friends, to share experience and to meet inspiring trainees will all be facilitated by the excellent surroundings and the social events.
Altogether, 2023 should be an excellent meeting not to be missed.
I am very grateful to the Greek surgical community for being our host and for all their efforts to make this meeting a mutually beneficial experience for all surgeons.
I look forward to seeing you in October in Greece.
President of BAETS
Welcome Message - Local Organizing Committee
Dear colleagues and friends,
It is a great pleasure for us to invite you to Athens in order to attend the 43rd Meeting of the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons. We are honored to have been appointed by our British colleagues to organize this meeting in Athens.
Along with the Hellenic Society of Endocrine Surgeons, we are eager to welcome all BAETS members, Greek and European surgeons interested in Endocrine Surgery. In cooperation with the Executive Committee of the British Society, we have devised a program that includes live training and all the latest scientific developments with the participation of highly esteemed guests.
The venue of the congress is located close to the Athens Riviera and within 15min distance from the center of Athens. Participants will have the opportunity to visit all the historical sites, taking advantage of the enjoyable weather of that season in Greece. They can also visit the port of Piraeus and the marinas nearby. The Gala Dinner is going to be held on a terrace with an amazing view, overlooking the Parthenon by night.
We would like to deeply thank in advance all the participants in this meeting which, besides the scientific interest, promises them a true flavor of Athens and Greece.
Dr. Ioannis Koutelidakis
Professor of Surgery
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Dr. Kyriakos Vamvakidis
Director, Department of Endocrine Surgery
Henry Dunant Hospital Center, Athens