ESES 2023

Dear ESES 2023 Conference participants,

this post-conference newsletter is to say “Thank you, indeed” for your highly appreciated and valuable contributions to this year´s 10th Conference of ESES 2023 in Mainz, Germany.

We look back to a very successful meeting with 357 participants, high-quality presentations, lively peer discussions, and enthralling audience voting on controversial treatment decisions in the four panel sessions thyroid, parathyroid carcinoma, adrenals/paraganglioma, and GEP-NEN.

The ESES treatment guidelines for advanced endocrine malignancies which will result from this dedicated conference could not have been possible without your active participation.

Below we have listed for you some conference facts and evaluation results.

According to the feedback that we have received from the ESES 2023 attendees, you highly valued the learnings and take-home messages as supportive for your daily practice and appreciated the conference associated symposia and hands-on workshops.

In these times in which industry was very hard to persuade to spent monies even on booths, we are very thankful to our conference sponsors for conducting such successful events. We are sure that our colleagues in Rome will work as hard as we did to enable you to visit congress-associated symposia and workshops in 2024, too.

Congratulations to the colleagues who have passed the EBSQ-DES examination to become Fellows of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS-Endocrine Surgery) ! This year we had the record number of 28 eligible applicants/ 25 examinees.

And last but not least: no question that everybody enjoyed the get-together with friends and peers; we want to share with you a video clip recorded on Thursday evening of the conference which perfectly reflects the joyful and relaxed atmosphere (see link below).

We sincerely hope to meet you again at the 10th ESES Biennial Congress in Rome, Italy, in May 2024.

With best regards,

Prof. Thomas J. Musholt, M.D., FEBS-Endocrine Surgery
ESES 2023 Conference Organizer

Petra B. Musholt, M.D.
ESES 2023 Conference Officer

The book of ESES 2023 abstracts is now online.

You can download it here.

The prize session abstracts were published in BJS:
Volume 110, Issue Supplement_4,May 2023

A spontaneous samba jam session recorded at the ESES 2023 Get-together.

Linked-in post of the University Medicine Mainz (in German language)

See you at the ESES 2024 in Rome!

Greeting before the Conference in May 2023:

Dear colleagues and friends,

it is a great pleasure and privilege for me to invite you to the 10th ESES postgraduate meeting in Mainz, 18 to 20 May 2023. I’m confident, that restriction for face-to-face meetings due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic will be history by then. We all will yearn for the possibility of professional discussion, networking, research initiatives, and social contacts.

The meeting in Mainz will focus on “advanced endocrine malignancies”. Especially in advanced oncologic cases, we are faced with many uncertainties; the opinions about indications for and limits of surgery are very diverse. As usual, ESES working groups will prepare profound statements based on in-depth literature reviews and research data for malignancies of thyroid, adrenals, and the gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine system. Of course, original research results will also be presented at the meeting.

Hoping to welcome many of you to Mainz in May 2023!

On behalf of the local organizing committee,

Thomas J. Musholt


The conference focuses on advanced endocrine malignancies.

  • Thyroid
  • Parathyroid
  • Adrenal