EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF PLASTIC SURGEONS (EURAPS)
FOUNDED ON : May 23rd, 1989
IN : Paris – France
LOCATION : Central Office – De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 GENT , Belgium
Fax + 32 9 240 63 56
For more information – Web site : www.euraps.org
In 1989 a group of Plastic Surgeons decided to establish an association which aim was to promote the excellence of Plastic Surgery in Europe, to furnish an annual Forum for a selection of the best scientific works presented at National Societies and stimulate research and investigation at European level, as well as to coordinate various forums at teaching. Founding members were : Daniel Marchac and Jacques Baudet (France), Mike Hackett and Brian Morgan (U.K.), David Tolhurst and Jaques Van Der Meulen (The Netherlands), Riccardo Mazzola and Paolo Santoni Rugiu (Italy), Madeleine Lejour (Belgium), Wolfgang Muhlbauer and Heinz Reichert (Germany), Hans Anderl and Gerhardt Freilinger (Autria), Kob Wintsch (Switzerland), Sirpa Asko-Seljavaara (Finland), Bjorn Palmer and Carl-Evert Jonsson (Sweden), Adolfo Montoya (Spain).
Hans Anderl (Austria), was elected as President and Daniel Marchac (France) as General Secretary.
The first Scientific Meeting was held on June 7-9, 1990 in Strasbourg, City of Council of Europe. The papers, carefully selected by an International Committee, were of the highest quality both in the field of research and clinical category. The Annual Meetings last two days and take place in various European countries. The selection of paper is very strict : usually only one out of three are accepted. Sine 1997 EURPAS has established a formal affiliation with the American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS) to share cultural and scientific experiences.
Since 1996 the President has selected an outstanding researcher or clinician each year to hold the EURAPS Lecturers have been : Jeffrey Morgan (U.S.A.), Umberto Veronesi (Italy), Per-Ingvar Branemark (Sweden), Daniel Marshak (U.S.A.), Mark Gorney (U.S.A.).
Each year EURAPS offers two 90-days-fellowships in European Centres of Plastic Surgery to young Plastic Surgeons under 37 years of age to foster and ameliorate their training in plastic Surgery.
The Association counts 142 active members from 18 European countries and 16 Corresponding Members from countries other than Europe. They are selected by a three-member committee on the basis of C.V., publications and presentations at EURAPS Meeting.