The receding of the pandemic, return to normalcy as well as relaxation in travel regulations in Europe over the past few months, has been cheered by a flurry of in person events in Pediatric Surgery throughout the continent. There is now a renewed enthusiasm to meet and forge new partnerships and expand cross-border activities among our members.
Nevertheless, for our global pediatric surgical community still under travel restrictions, the EUPSA Global Initiative ‘tracs’ was formally launched in May this year as an online seminar. ‘tracs’ is a trans-regional forum in a multi-lingual format for the advancement of pediatric surgery in children. There was an overwhelming response to the first ‘tracs’ event that involved participation from a worldwide audience. Preparations are underway for future ‘tracs’ events and the dates will be announced shortly.
Being just a few weeks away from the 23rd Annual Congress that will be held in Israel, we are delighted to announce that the meeting will be an in-person event. There have been many changes to the Congress program, as new sessions have been added this year to offer an enthusing agenda for scientific and educational exchanges. Besides the professional exchanges, there are exciting social programs and wonderful opportunities for many of our participants and their families to explore the ‘Holy Land’.
We look forward to welcoming you to Tel Aviv!
With best wishes,
Amulya K. Saxena