Dear Colleagues, dear friends of Endocrine Surgery,

It is a great pleasure to announce that the 20th International Postgraduate Course (PG) of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES) will be held in Salzburg, Austria in March 2021. The course will be organised in combination with the 12th PG course of the German Association of Endocrine Surgeons (CAEK).

The course intends to set up a venture run by international experts in endocrine surgery and to widen the opportunities for fully trained general surgeons and young surgeons in practice interested in endocrine surgery to gain knowledge and learn from the experiences of more advanced endocrine colleagues.

World-renowned experts and the excellent faculty will gather to present the newest research, as well as state-of-the art clinical practice.

The Postgraduate Course will focus on basic knowledge of the physiology and pathophysiology of the endocrine glands containing the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and the diffuse neuroendocrine system of the gastro-entero-pancreatic tract and their tumours.

Based on the current understanding of the principles of endocrine investigation (e.g., clinical examination and biochemical, radiological, isotopic, cytological and histological investigations and their limitations), the clinical and practical bodies of knowledge will be reviewed and extensively discussed, as well as the understanding of ongoing controversies in the indication and extent of surgical procedures and of strategies for minimising intervention and costs.

Located at the heart of Europe, Salzburg is a perfect venue for the 20th IAES and the 12th CAEK Postgraduate Course and will attract surgeons from all parts of the world to come and communicate, set up collaborations, meet old friends… and make new ones!

I hope you will be able to join us to learn about the newest developments within the field of endocrine surgery and enjoy fruitful scientific discussions.

I look forward to welcoming you in Salzburg!

Sincerely yours,

Bruno Niederle

Bruno Niederle MD, FACS, FRCS, FEBS (Endocrine Surgery)
Professor of Surgery
Senior Clinical Investigator – Endocrine Surgery
Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery
Medical University of Vienna
Währinger Gürtel 18-2
Vienna, A-1090

Bruno Niederle MD
Bruno Niederle MDLocal Organiser