Dear Colleagues,

The 13th Congress of the European Federation of Societies for Microsurgery in conjunction with the 7th National Congress of the Turkish Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (TSRM) will be held on April 21-24, 2016 in Antalya, Turkey. During the Congress, joint events will be taking place to ensure an even richer scientific content. One of these Joint events is the WSRM Half Day Symposium that will take place on the first day of the Congress. As a part of the educational sessions, EMTRA (European Microsurgical Training and Research Association) Symposium and 5th IMSS (International Microsurgical Simulation Society) Meeting will be organized.

The Turkish Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery is honored to host this prestigious Congress in Antalya. The Congress will be an unforgettable event in terms of both the Scientific Content and the networking opportunities.

Antalya, being an international hub for major direct flights and many more connections via Istanbul, is the leading Congress and Convention region in the country. The city has a history of 3.700 years and it is the city has a great number of well equipped and high quality hotels which have their own congress facilities inhouse. Therefore the networking opportunities in Antalya are unique and the Conference experience is taken to its maximum in the congress centers of Antalya. The city is also host to significant Scientific practices like the first face transplantation in Turkey which had been succesfully accomplished at the Akdeniz University.

A promise of rich Scientific content and a unique opportunity to meet old and new colleagues for a fruitful interaction awaits you in Antalya in 2016. Until then we will be joining forces and putting our utmost efforts to make this Congress an unforgettable memory for you.

We look forward to welcoming you in Antalya,

Prof A.Kadir Bacakoglu, MD
Prof A.Kadir Bacakoğlu, M.D.

Chair of 13th EFSM Congress

Prof Omer Ozkan, MD
Prof Ömer Özkan, M.D.

Co-Chair of 13th EFSM Congress

Prof Omer Ozkan, MD
Prof Sühan Ayhan, M.D.

President of TSRM

Prof. Alexandru Georgescu
Prof. Alexandru Georgescu

Secretary General of EFSM

Dear EFSM Members, Dear Friends,

Our Federation consolidates through a process of maturation, which is substantially founded upon the quality and number of contributions of the member nations.

Such a contribution is brought, keeping each specific cultural makeup, within a common language and in the interest of a shared cultural and operational purpose.

Turkey is the welcome host of our XIIIth annual Congress and this year’s Program clearly expresses this assumption: it deals with the realizations in the field of microsurgery did by prominent Turkish microsurgeons. The program, including instructional courses, panels, conferences, free papers will cover all the fields of modern microsurgery.

For the first time in the history of EFSM, a contest will be organized for residents only. There would be 3 best presentation awards (500 € - 300 € - 200 €). In the abstract submission system, there will be a separate section in which residents can submit abstract only for the contest.

The full realization of our Federation’s European size represents one of the most heartfelt EFSM current objectives, and happens through the harmonization of the formative processes, research, study, information and accreditation in which the Federation takes interest.

I am certain that the Congress will be rich and fruitful in each of its aspects, both scientific as convivial. Former Attalia – named so in 150 BC after its founder king of Pergamon, Attalos II – Antalya is the largest city on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, and one of the hubs of the so-called Turkish Riviera. This both classically beautiful and stylishly modern city will offer you the possibility to enjoy not only the scientific program, but also to discoverits fabulous mix of great beaches and traditional Turkish culture.

I am convinced we will have a wonderful scientific and social program.

On behalf of the EFSM Council,we will be looking forward to meet you in Antalya.

Prof. Alexandru Georgescu

Secretary General of EFSM