Professor Dimitrios Linos, has been recommended and elected President of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES).
The International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES) is the core of the societies integrated within the International Society of Surgery working closely together to organize the World Congress of Surgery (WCS) every two years. In 2013 the Congress took place in Helsinki, Finland chaired by Professor G. Akerstrom, former President of the IAES. This year the World Congress of Surgery will take place in Bangkok, Thailand with the participation of over 2,500 surgeons and in 2017, it will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In addition to the World Congress of Surgery, IAES organizes specialized postgraduate courses in Endocrine Surgery all over the world. In 2014, the 13o IAES Postgraduate Course took place in Greece, with the participation of surgeons from 33 countries, whereas in the past, Professor of Surgery, Dimitrios Linos has organised two courses on the same theme in Crete. The 14o IAES PG Course will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where Professor Linos will speak on issues regarding Surgery of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands.
Moreover, IAES actively contributes to, the World Journal of Surgery, one of the most important journals of Surgery, in which research, findings and progress made in Surgery are published on a monthly basis. Finally, through IAES, new surgeons from all over the world are given the opportunity to be trained in surgery of thyroid diseases, parathyroid, pancreas and adrenal glands, in the best specialised centres in the world.
Professor Linos feels honored to be elected President of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons and emphasizes that “The level of Surgery, and in particular of Endocrinology, is significantly high in Greece. However, substantial and ongoing cooperation with International Academic Centres, particularly in the United States, leading country in Education, Research and Clinical Application can be a condition and an opportunity for further development in Surgery in Greece. In my capacity as President of IAES, I intend to contribute to the efforts which have been made for many years by Greek Surgeons, not only in the field of Undergraduate, but also of Graduate and Continuing Education”.