President’s message- Seasons greetings
The European Pediatric Surgeons’ Association held the first Autumn Meeting last month at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Imperial College London focusing on trainees, with the aim to develop their hands-on-skills in general procedures as well as to promote their education on open surgical techniques. The meeting was well received by the trainees and will be a regular event in the future.
Our ongoing and mutually beneficial cooperation with organizations dedicated to the care of the surgical child have been successful which will offer our members a wealth of opportunities for participating in joint events as well as in accessing resources that will be valuable in their practice. These joint events will also involve our members in collective projects for sharing of their expertise in areas of research and clinic relevant activities.
The new year will offer multiple regional programs for our membership to participate and collaborate. The further expansion of the Associations activities in different areas of Europe will offer exciting opportunities to forge new trans-European partnerships and at the same time enhance regional cooperation among pediatric surgeons, within and beyond Europe.
The holiday period has arrived and it is important to spend this time with loved ones and to celebrate as well as cherish the festivities with them. May the holiday season bring you special moments and happy memories. Wishing you, your families and your near and dear one’s warm greetings for the festive season and a prosperous, healthy and successful new year!
Amulya K. Saxena