Programme committee

The programme committee is responsible for the scientific programme of the annual congresses.

The committee aims to always include the latest developments in the field, while not losing sight of the general knowledge sessions. Each year we offer hands-on courses and masterclasses on relevant and popular topics. The committee receives input from all EAES committees and task forces, as well as from sister societies from all over the world. This mix ensures that EAES has a much-praised scientific programme, year after year.


Suzanne Gisbertz
Upper GI surgeon
Amsterdam UMC, Department of Surgery
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Michel Adamina
Professor of Surgery and Chief of Colorectal Surgery
Kantonsspital Winterthur
Winterthur, Switzerland

Jaime Vilaça
HPB surgeon
University of Minho,
Braga, Portugal

Nicole Bouvy
Congress President 2024
Department of Surgery
Maastricht University Medical Center
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Alberto Arezzo
General Secretary
Department of Surgical Sciences
University of Turin
Turin, Italy

Yoav Mintz
Chair Technology committee
Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center
Department of Surgery
Jerusalem, Israel

Miloš Bjelovic
Chair Education & training committee
Professor of Surgery and Head of the Department for Minimally Invasive Upper Digestive Surgery
University Hospital for Digestive Surgery, Clinical Center of Serbia
Belgrade, Serbia

Tan Arulampalam
Chair Research committee
Colchester Hospital
Colchester, United Kingdom

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