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1993
1993

President

Ingolf Vogt-Moykopf
1993 - 1994


Secretary-General

Detlev Branscheid
1993 - 2000


1st European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Heidelberg, Germany
November 18 - 20, 1993

1994
1994

President

Ingolf Vogt-Moykopf
1993 - 1994


Secretary-General

Detlev Branscheid
1993 - 2000


2nd European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Siena, Italy
October 13 - 15, 1994

1995
1995

President

Peter Goldstraw
1994 - 1995


Secretary-General

Detlev Branscheid
1993 - 2000


3rd European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Lausanne, Switzerland
October 11 - 14, 1995

1996
1996

President

Giovanni Ferrante
1995 - 1996


Secretary-General

Detlev Branscheid
1993 - 2000


4th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Cordoba, Spain
October, 1996

1997
1997

President

Francisco Paris
1996 - 1997


Secretary-General

Detlev Branscheid
1993 - 2000


5th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Wrocław, Poland
September 24 - 27, 1997

1998
1998

President

Philippe Levasseur
1997 - 1998


Secretary-General

Detlev Branscheid
1993 - 2000


6th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Portorož, Slovenia
October 22 - 24, 1998

1999
1999

President

Tadeusz Orlowski
1998 - 1999


Secretary-General

Detlev Branscheid
1993 - 2000


7th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Nancy, France
October 21 - 23, 1999

2000
2000

President

Toni Lerut
1999 - 2000


Secretary-General

Richard Berrisford
2000 - 2006


7th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

London, United Kingdom
November 1 - 3, 2000

2001
2001

President

Heiki Toomes
2000 - 2001


Secretary-General

Richard Berrisford
2000 - 2006


9th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Lisbon, Portugal
September 16 - 19, 2001

2002
2002

President

Pierre Fuentes
2001 - 2002


Secretary-General

Richard Berrisford
2000 - 2006


10th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Istanbul, Turkey
October 26 - 28, 2002

2003
2003

President

Ion Bellenis
2002 - 2003


Secretary-General

Richard Berrisford
2000 - 2006


2nd EACTS / ESTS JOINT MEETING

Vienna, Austria
October 12 - 15, 2003

2004
2004

President

Tomasz Grodzki
2003 - 2004


Secretary-General

Richard Berrisford
2000 - 2006


11th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Zurich, Switzerland
March 26 - 27, 2004

2005
2005

President

Walter Weder
2004 - 2005


Secretary-General

Richard Berrisford
2000 - 2006


2nd Spring Meeting of the European Society of Thoracic Surgery

Athens, Greece
April 1 - 2, 2005

2006
2006

President

Semih Halezeroglu
2005 - 2006


Secretary-General

Dirk Van Raemdonck
2006 - 2012


3rd Spring Meeting of the ESTS

Cluj-Napoca, Romania
May 12 - 13, 2006

2007
2007

President

Richard Berrisford
2006 - 2007


Secretary-General

Dirk Van Raemdonck
2006 - 2012


15th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Leuven, Belgium
June 3 - 6, 2007

2008
2008

President

Gaetano Rocco
2007 - 2008


Secretary-General

Dirk Van Raemdonck
2006 - 2012


16th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Bologna, Italy
June 8 - 11, 2008

2009
2009

President

Laureano Molins
2008 - 2009


Secretary-General

Dirk Van Raemdonck
2006 - 2012


17th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Krakow, Poland
May 31 - June 3, 2009

2010
2010

President

Michael Mueller
2009 - 2010


Secretary-General

Dirk Van Raemdonck
2006 - 2012


18th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Valladolid, Spain
May 30 - June 2, 2010

2011
2011

President

Gunda Leschber
2010 - 2011


Secretary-General

Dirk Van Raemdonck
2006 - 2012


19th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Marseille, France
June 05 - 08, 2011

2012
2012

President

Pascal Thomas
2011 - 2012


Secretary-General

Alessandro Brunelli
2012 - Present


20th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Essen, Germany
June 10 - 13, 2012

2013
2013

President

Dirk Van Raemdonck
2012 - 2013


Secretary-General

Alessandro Brunelli
2012 - Present


21st European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Birmingham, United Kingdom
May 26 - 29, 2013

2014
2014

President

Federico Venuta
2013 - 2014


Secretary-General

Alessandro Brunelli
2012 - Present


22nd European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Copenhagen, Denmark
June 15 - 18, 2014

2015
2015

President

Alper Toker
2014 - 2015


Secretary-General

Alessandro Brunelli
2012 - Present


23rd European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Lisbon, Portugal
May 31 - June 3, 2015

2016
2016

President

Gonzalo Varela
2015 - 2016


Secretary-General

Alessandro Brunelli
2012 - Present


24th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Naples, Italy
May 29 - June 1, 2016

2017
2017

President

Jaroslaw Kuzdzal
2016 - 2017


Secretary-General

Alessandro Brunelli
2012 - Present


25th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Innsbruck, Austria
May 28 - 31, 2017

2018
2018

President

Konstantinos Papagiannopoulos
2017- 2018


Secretary-General

Alessandro Brunelli
2012 - Present


26th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Ljubljana, Slovenia
May 27 - 30, 2018

2019
2019

President

Gilbert Massard
2018- 2019


Secretary-General

Alessandro Brunelli
2012 - Present


27th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Dublin, Ireland
June 9 - 12, 2019

2020
2020

President

Enrico Ruffini
2019- 2020


Secretary-General

Alessandro Brunelli
2012 - Present


1st ESTS Virtual Conference

October 2 - 3, 2020

2021
2021

President

Enrico Ruffini
2019- 2021


Secretary-General

Alessandro Brunelli
2012 - Present


29th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery – Virtual Meeting

June 20 - 22, 2021

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