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.