Welcome to EFSM 2014

Dear friends and colleagues,

The 12th Congress of the European Federation of Societies for Microsurgery (EFSM) and the 15th National Congress of the Spanish Association of Microsurgery in conjoint Symposium with the Turkish Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery will be hosted in Barcelona, Spain, April 3rd - 5th, 2014; prior to this event will take place a day dedicated to European Microsurgical Training and Research Association (EMTRA) on April 2nd, 2014. The Spanish Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery with support from EFSM joined forces to transform this great occasion to a memorable event in the Federation's history. In 2014, EFSM will reach a significant milestone on its mission to becoming a leading european and international scientific forum for the exchange of ideas among microsurgeons, hand surgeons, clinicians and medical researchers et at large, interested in the advancement of the field.

The city of Barcelona, with its rich cultural and academic tradition, makes an attractive choice and great location for this event. The scientific program features a versatile combination of symposia and invited sessions, presented by european and international world-renowned speakers, experienced in addressing state-of-the-art issues with a global perspective and interpretation. It will be an excellent opportunity to initiate discussions on up-to-date topics in reconstructive microsurgery and to open scientific debates between all those involved in this ever-expanding surgical field, from basic science to hand, plastic, orthopedic and other specialties. The high-impact scientific program will be supplemented by an appealing social program, which you will all find attractive, giving you the opportunity to exchange ideas on the one hand and tighten the bonds among your microsurgery family, on the other hand.

We hope that this meeting can bring together microsurgeons with long standing experience, which will offer pearls of their wisdom and creativity to the young and enthusiastic colleagues.

It is in our hands, minds and hearts to mould an impressive future together!

We are looking forward to see you in Barcelona, to share this wonderful scientific and social event!

Alex Muset, MD, PhD
Chairperson of the EFSM
Organizing Committee

Alexandru Georgescu, MD PhD
EFSM General Secretary
Co-chairperson of the EFSM
Organizing Committee