About the event

The WSES is a unique society that brings together both some of the world’s most recognized surgeons in emergency and trauma surgery, as well as surgeons facing the challenges of acute care in developing countries. WSES truly is a worldwide society.

In the 2019 edition of our annual congress we have:
- learned from invited lectures by internationally experts
- shared results of latest studies presented by young clinical and basic researchers
- discussed new and update existing clinical practice guidelines

Previous editions of WSES have brought together more than 250 surgeons and other physicians (ED, ICU, Anesthesiology, PA, Nurse specialist) from over 40 countries. The pre-congress courses are particularly suitable for physicians and surgeons in training. During the meeting you will be able to interact with colleagues from all over the world at a vibrant university hospital campus, meet industry to discuss latest developments, and enjoy an exiting social program.

Dr. Edward Tan, congress chair
Dr. Martijn Stommel, vice congress chair
Prof. Fausto Catena, secretary general WSES
Prof. Yoram Kluger, president WSES
Dr. Richard ten Broek, scientific committee chair

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About the event

Thank you for taking part in the 6th WSES Congress 2019. We hope the congress was fruitful for all its participants! We would be much obliged if you could complete the delegate questionnaire that was sent by email to all participating delegates.

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WSES Congress 2020

The next WSES Congress will take place from 24 to 27 June 2010 in Milan, Italy. Please find the announcement here.

Digital posters

1. Behavior of bicyclists on the roads of Al Ain City, UAE: A prospective observational study - Abu-Zidan, Fikri
2. Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Training in an Emergency Medicine Clerkship: A Prospective Study - Abu-Zidan, Fikri
3. Internal Herniation Through the Foramen of Winslow: A Rare Cause of Mechanical Small Bowel Obstruction - Al Samaraee, Ahmad
4. Use of Trauma registry to improve quality of politraumatized patients care - Anabel, García-León
5. Acute portal vein thrombosis appearing late, in a patient initially detected with portal venous gas and pneumatosis intestinalis, upon follow-up computed tomography:A case report - Arai, Masatoku
6. Bouveret syndrome: A rare case of ileus caused by a gallstone - Bobetse, Georgia
7. Long-Term (15-20 years) Results of Displaced Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures Treated With Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Screw Fixation - Driessen, Mitchell
8. Actual probelm surgical tactics in patients with acute complications gastric cancer - Fomin, Petro
9. Management of surgical patients with acute diverticulitis - Frank, Amy
10. A rare case of evisceration through the ileostomy in emergency surgery - Gonzalez, Carlos
11. Strangulated giant paraesophageal hernia: case report - Guimarães, Andreia
12. Major Lower Limb Amputations: Experience of a Tertiary care Hospital in Pakistan - Kashif, Muhammad
13. An Evaluation of the Impact of a Dedicated Emergency Surgical Service on the Management and Outcomes of Acute Appendicitis - kayyal, Moh’d Yasser
14. Thermal injuries of the bile ducts during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. - Khokha, Vladimir
15. Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia: a 28-year experience at a university hospital - Kruger, Vitor
16. Readmission to Hospital Following Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A meta-analysis and possible benchmark? - McIntyre, Caroline
17. Foreign bodies in the digestive tract: sometimes a tricky problem - Nita, Gabriela-Elisa
18. Complications of endoscopic decompression in acute cholangitis - Osipov, Aleksey
19. Treatment of pediatric patients with traumatic brain injury by Dutch Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) - Oude Alink, Michelle
20. Is REBOA the solution to all our problems? - Endovascular interventions in severely injured patients - a case report - Özkurtul, Orkun
21. The supporting “vulnerable” pillar of the elderly - severe spine injuries after low-energy trauma in polytraumatized patients over 65 years of age - Özkurtul, Orkun
22. Early predictors of injury severity in blunt trauma. - Papakonstantinou, Dimitrios
23. Can acute gastric ischemia be managed non-operatively? - Pereira, André
24. The MAFOD-trial. Ice cold the best! - Rijnhout, Tim
25. High energy pelvic ring fractures in elderly patients: still a killing fracture? - Romijn, Donald
26. Comparable efficacy of Water-soluble contrast agent(WSCA) in combination with Endoscopically placed naso-intestinal tube(eNIT) placement in conservative treatment of Adhesive Small Bowel
Obstruction(ASBO). - Shapova’liants, Sergey

27. Surgical management of rib fixation for multiple rib fractures - Shoko, Tomohisa
28. Experience using PermacolTM biological mesh in emergency repair of complex abdominal wall defect. - Sofia, Maria
29. Stability Examination and Treatment Of the Pelvis (STOP) in the pre-hospital phase - van Leent, Eelco
30. Can we combine NEXUS and Canadian C spine Rules to reduce the number of C spine CT’s? - van Leest, Els
31. Hepatic rupture in HELLP Syndrome: surgical management. A case report - Vannelli, Alberto
32. Evaluate of efficiency endoscopic techniques in preoperative colon decompression for malignant colon obstruction. - Yarotskov, Ivan


The WSES is accredited for the following points:
Accreditatiebureau Verpleegkundig Specialisten Register: 26 points
V&VN: 26 points
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Heelkunde (NVvH): 21 points
Nederlandse Vereniging van Spoedeisende Hulp Artsen (NVSHA): 24 points

WSES Conference 2019

About the Society

Promotes medical education in emergency and trauma surgery worldwide

Delegates from 56 countries from all 6 continents

Publishes the World Journal of Emergency Surgery
  • Impact factor 3.19 and rising
  • Ranked 4th in category emergency medicine
  • Firm into 1st quartile of surgical category
Platform for international multicenter trial and register studies, for example:
  • International register for open abdomen
  • Global alliance for infections in surgery
Evidence based guidelines on important surgical emergencies such as: small bowel obstruction, unstable pelvic trauma, cholecystitis, splenic injury, obstructing colon cancer, perforated diverticulitis

Postgraduate fellowships and courses including:
  • Robotic surgery fellowship
  • Emergency abdominal surgery course
  • Mass Casualty Incident Management Books and surgical video library

Books and surgical video library

World Society for Emergency Surgery (WSES)
Website: World Society for Emergency Surgery  
Email: infonew@wses.org.uk
Phone: +39-338-8560294


We would like to thank all sponsoring companies for their valuable support to the WSES Congress 2019. Due their support the WSES was able to organize this highly appreciated meeting.

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We would like to thank all sponsoring companies for their valuable support to the WSES Congress 2019. Due their support the WSES was able to organize this highly appreciated meeting.

Any industry that is interested to support the next WSES congress in Milan, please send an email to: info@noemacongressi.it

Our sponsors

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Lisette Schreuder
Congress Manager

+31 24 361 7050


Edward Tan

Edward Tan MD PhD
Congress chair

Martijn Stommel

Martijn Stommel MD PhD
Congress vice chair

Richard ten Broek

Richard ten Broek MD PhD
Scientific Committee chair