To promote the excellence of Plastic Surgery in Europe
To provide an annual Forum for a selection of the best scientific works presented at National Societies
To stimulate research and investigation at European level, as well as to coordinate various forms of teaching
To preserve the unity of Plastic Surgery by illustrating its different aspects
The need for a high standard European Society of Plastic Surgery was the main reason for a group of Plastic Surgeons, inspired by Daniel Marchac, to constitute an Association with the aim of promoting the excellence of Plastic Surgery in Europe, furnishing an annual Forum for a selection of the best scientific works presented at National Societies, stimulating research and investigation at European level, as well coordinating various forms of teaching (By-laws, Art.1). Founding Members were: Daniel MARCHAC and Jacques BAUDET (France); Mike HACKETT and Brian MORGAN (U.K.); David TOLHURST and Jacques VAN DER MEULEN (The Netherlands); Riccardo MAZOLLA and Paolo SANTONI RUGI (Italy); Madeleine LEJOUR (Belgium); Wolfgang MÜHLBAUER and Heinz REICHERT (Germany); Hans ANDERL and Gerhard FREILINGER (Austria); Kob WINTSCH (Switzerland); Sirpa Asko SELJAVAARA (Finland); Björn PALMER and Carl-Evert JONSSON (Sweden) and Adolfo MONTOYA (Spain).
Date of Constitution
The Association was established in Paris on May 23, 1989 and was named European Association of Plastic Surgeons. The by-laws were approved during the first business meeting held in Istanbul, Turkey on September 5, 1989.
Dear EURAPS friends,
most countries in Europe reveal an optimistic course of Covid numbers due to growing vaccination rates. We all do wish for a live conference with warm collegial and personal interactions.
We currently are in full preparation for the EURAPS 2022 edition in Naples. I am particularly looking forward to welcoming you all there in good health, with a broad smile and with fascinating scientific contributions.
We are pleased to inform you that the abstract submission is now open. Deadline for sending in your best reconstructive and aesthetic work is October 10.
A new lineup of motivated expert Reviewers has been recruited to analyze all your abstracts in order to establish an outstanding scientific program in Naples.
A new generation of Committee Members with great enthusiasm has been set into office to provide for a smooth flow of business.
New membership rules will soon be published in order to welcome a larger number of motivated and ambitious Associate and Active Members.
The near future of EURAPS promises to be exciting and full of opportunities.
I am thrilled to be part of that as new Secretary-General.
Very best regards,
Jan Jeroen Vranckx, MD, PhD
Prof. & Chief Dept. of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery &
Lab of Plastic Surgery & Tissue Engineering Research
KU-Leuven University Hospitals, Belgium