On behalf of the European Society for Artificial Organs (ESAO), it is our great pleasure to invite you to the XXXX ESAO Congress to be held in Glasgow (Scotland, UK), September 11th-14th 2013.
Glasgow is at the heart of Scotland, historically an industrial centre driving the Scottish economy through international trade. In more recent times Glasgow has embraced developments in the technology sector, becoming a hub for technological development in energy and healthcare. The city is in every respect a University city, with 4 universities occupying city centre campuses. Glasgow's universities range from new institutions to the 4th oldest university in the English speaking world, dating back to 1451. This academic heritage has been the key to Glasgow's success in medicine, technology , trade and commerce and has spawned a city steeped in culture with theatres, museums and art galleries to fit all tastes.
The motto of the ESAO congress will be 'lab to patient - from concept to treatment'
The program will reflect the latest developments in addressing the challenges faced in treating clinical challenges faced by researchers, engineers and clinicians engaged in the broad spectrum of activities in the field of Artificial Organ research. The program will cover the challenges and advances in research in the cardiovascular, liver and renal specialties and some time will be spent on considering the very significant challenges faced by those engaged in treating children in whom the growth process is a particular issue. We will involve internationally recognised experts in the development and delivery of our program and will encourage all clinicians, scientists and engineers to use the ESAO congress as a platform for the presentation of their very latest and most promising work. As with previous ESAO congresses there will be a day dedicated to young researchers and clinicians, the yESAO symposia, giving those new to the field an opportunity to present their work, to network and to gain very valuable experience through interaction with their peers. We welcome input and support from the medical industry and an industrial exhibition to showcase the latest developments and devices resulting from the activities of our commercial partners is an integral part of the congress. As with all ESAO congress events, we can promise a stimulating social program in one of Europe's most exciting cities.
2013 is the 50th anniversary of the Bioengineering Unit at the University of Strathclyde, and we ask for the support and return of our many friends from the ESAO community to help us celebrate this milestone in our history. We encourage the ESAO community to participate in our celebrations by submitting abstracts and posters for this exciting congress, on-line submission will be available soon through the congress website.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to Glasgow in 2013 for a great congress and to join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary.
Professor Terry Gourlay