Social Events

Social Events

Opening cocktail: March, 13th 1800-20h00

Location:  Swiss Foundation for Innovation and Training in Surgery (SFITS)

Inside the Geneva University Hospital (HUG)



Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4
1205 Geneva
+41 22 322 91 00

We are pleased to welcome you to the brand new Swiss Foundation for Innovation and Training in Surgery (SFITS) for our conferences opening cocktail. The SFITS was inaugurated in April 2018. This ultra-modern facility spans over 1’800 square meters on the 7th and 8th floors of a brand-new building adjoining the Geneva University Hospitals complex, in the heart of the international city of Geneva.

It has an auditorium and a conference room for theoretical courses, and fully equipped wetlabs with dedicated workstations to lead specimen- and animal-based practical workshops, using the latest surgical technologies, simulators, instrumentation and imaging tools available today.

After the pre-conference workshops, which will also be hosted at the SFITS, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow participants and share your experience over a friendly drink or two.  Afterwards, why not go out for a nice dinner with your new friends?

Congress Dinner: March, 14th 1900-2300

Location: Golf club de Genève



Route de la Capite 70
1253 Vandoeuvres
+41 22 707 48 00

We are proud and excited to welcome you to the congress dinner on Thursday night at the private Golf Club de Genève, one of the most prestigious spots in Geneva. This exclusive, members only club will exceptionally open its doors for ESSR participants.  One of the most well-known golf courses in Switzerland, perched above the Lake of Geneva with a beautiful view, will be the host of our evening. The night will start at 7pm with a cocktail with views on the newly renovated golf course, and will be followed by a three-course dinner. Afterwards, we will see you on the dance floor for the (famous) congress party. Various surprises await, offering a glimpse of various Swiss traditions. Make sure to reserve your tickets in advance as places are limited. Of course, transportation to the venue will be taken care of.

Congress Closing: Friday 15th of March

Location: CICG

After the days sessions, the closing will take place in the large auditorium of the CICG. During the closing the awards will be presented, so make sure not to miss your chance.