It was a great honor and privilege to take over as President of European Paediatric Surgeon’s Association (EUPSA) on the occasion of the 22nd Annual Congress against the backdrop of the magnificent Acropolis in the historical city of Athens, Greece.
Since its foundation, EUPSA has flourished over time by uniting Pediatric Surgeons in Europe and has welcomed the association and contributions of a sizeable number of overseas Pediatric Surgeons. The Annual Congresses held throughout Europe have become a hallmark of EUPSA, not only by offering flavors of local and regional hospitality, but also by maintaining high level of science, thereby attracting a large number of participants.
Besides the Congresses, the Association focuses on the advancement of multiple aspects of surgical care in pediatric patients by various approved programs promoted through its Offices and Committees. These programs are offered at various locations in Europe and the event calendar has regular activities spread throughout the year.
The last year has been a difficult time for many of us with the loss of loved ones. Sincere heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the pandemic. Though a sense of normality has returned in recent months, the future still remains unpredictable. Nevertheless, efforts are being made to restart EUPSA activities under new norms as we move towards our goal of providing excellent care for our patients.
With best wishes,
Amulya K. Saxena