44TH EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR ARTIFICIAL ORGANS / 7TH BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR ARTIFICIAL ORGANS JOINT CONGRESS
Vienna General Hospital #VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Dear members of our societies, dear colleagues and guests,
It is a great honor for us to invite you to the upcoming joint congress of the European Society for Artificial Organs (ESAO) and International Federation for Artificial Organs (IFAO).
This international and intercontinental meeting shall bring together researchers, developers and clinical specialists, which are involved in the development and application of artificial and bio-artificial organs. Our societies are engaged traditionally in the research and application of cardiovascular implants, blood purification devices, biomaterials and in biological organ repair and replacement. Additionally we want to emphasize this year also the functional stimulation of nerves and muscles and the development of intelligent limb prostheses. The motto of our congress “Artificial Organs in the Orchestra of Life” shall highlight that the creation and use of such organs is not only limited to scientific and medical questions. The progress in this field includes more and more aspects of “Quality of Life”, psychological, regulatory and economical aspects, ethics and user-friendliness in the viewpoint of different cultures and societies. Of course our meeting should provide for you also the experience of Vienna as a city of music and history. Within the congress we will have the opportunity to discover together this spirit and also some historical places and exhibitions.
We all have experienced the importance of worldwide knowledge exchange and complementary interaction between groups of different nations to obtain the ambitious therapies which our patients are urgently waiting for. This international and intercontinental networking has pushed us forward and is even more important in a world of growing borders and increasing conflicts and demarcations.
We are confident that our event will stimulate these important contacts and exchanges and cordially invite you to participate.
With best collegial regards,
Payment is available using the following Payment Cards: Visa and Master Card, as well as Direct E-Banking and PayPal.
1 If you are not yet an ESAO member you can apply for ESAO membership via this link. After payment of the ESAO membership fee you are entitled for the member fee
2 With proof of status – confirmation of the institution
3 Seniors above 65 years, please send an eMail to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: senior fee, with your full name and year of birth.
4 The reduced fee applies for participants from countries with a purchasing power parity of below 30000$/year (for a list of PPP see this pdf)
Registration fee for participants includes:
Admission to all scientific sessions, symposia, poster sessions and exhibitions
Lunches on 7th, 8th and Farewell Lunch on 9th of September
Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception on, September 6th, 2017
Medical Museum Tour on Thursday evening, September 7th, 2017
Registration fee for accompanying persons includes:
Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception on September 6th, 2017
Medical Museum Tour on Thursday evening, September 7th, 2017
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Please handle your room booking directly with the selected hotel following the reservation mode. Please refer to ESA0 2017 to benefit from our special congress rates.
All hotel rooms will be booked on a first come, first served basis. Neither the conference organizers nor the congress secretariat can guarantee room availability or prices.
Rooms have to be paid directly with the hotel.
Please note that the organization and payment of accommodation is entirely the responsibility of the conference delegates. Neither the conference organizers nor the congress secretariat can be held responsible for payment, reservation or cancellation arranged with any hotels.
For other hotels in Vienna please check directly on the official tourism organization.
The general call for abstracts has been closed. We thank for the enormous interest.
Information about acceptance will be distributed approximately in the second half of May 2017.
If you have been invited for a symposium and want to submit the special abstract there, please contact your symposium organizer.
During the Conference, the following types of awards will be presented:
ESAO-Wichtig Research Award
The Annual ESAO-Wichtig Award is the most important award for the ESAO to acknowledge the scientific achievements of young scientists. The award is given to the best peer-reviewed publication of scientists younger than 38 years working in the field of artificial organ research. A call for submission of candidate publications and authors will be issued in the ESAO web-site and in the International Journal for Artificial Organs (IJAO). A committee of scientist members of the ESAO will rate the submitted publications and will select the winner. The winner will receive a check of 2,500 Euro and a certificate, and will be given the possibility to briefly present the work done in the Award ceremony. The ESAO is thankful to Wichtig International for sponsoring this award. For application details see the society website www.esao.org
IFAO Transcontinental Travel Scholarships
IFAO and ESAO will sponsor twelve scholarships to support young researchers from countries outside of Europe with 1000€ to facilitate international networking and knowledge exchange. If you are below 35 years, you can apply for this award at abstract submission. Board members from ASAIO, JSAO and IFAO will decide on the most innovative, well performed and clearly described studies.
ESAO Poster Awards
Three Poster Awards (500, 300 and 200 Euro respectively) will acknowledge the authors of the best posters. An ESAO Committee will select the awardees based on poster scientific content and graphic presentation. The Awards will be notified during the ceremony closing the Congress.
ESAO Innovation Award
The ESAO innovation award (500 Euro) will acknowledge the most innovative abstract presented. The winner will be selected by an ESAO Committee, based on the abstract content and presentation. The Award will be notified during the ceremony closing the Congress.
ESAO PhD Award
This ESAO award is meant for young researchers who recently finalised their PhD. The award mainly aims at encouraging PhD students to make their work visible on an international level, already from the start of their PhD. Hence, next to the appreciation of the finalised PhD book by a committee of ESAO board members, also the international impact of the applicant’s CV will be rated. Awardees will be overhanded a ‘Certificate of Recognition of Excellence’ and will be given the opportunity to briefly present their PhD work in a special session.
yESAO Exchange Program Award
This yESAO award gives students the possibility to experience research in different European research Laboratories, offering a grant of € 750 for each participating researcher. Awardees will be given the opportunity to briefly report on their experience in a special session. For details of the application see www.esao.org/yesao
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