The first salivary gland multidisciplinary meeting organised in Geneva
in 2002 catalysed our old project of founding a Salivary Gland Society.
Thirty faculty members of 10 different specialities (Otolaryngology head
and neck surgery, Immunology, Pathology, Maxillo-facial surgery, Oral
surgery, Radiology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Oncology, Infectiology)
and 15 countries joined the meeting, as well as 400 participants from
all specialities. This attempt to unify the different specialities was
very successful and encouraging.
The European Society (ESGS) is one continental branch of the ISGS (International Salivary Gland Society (www.isgs.eu)), unifying all continental salivary gland societies, being up to now the Japanese Salivary Gland Society, the Chinese Salivary Gland Society, the European Salivary Gland Society, and the upcoming American Salivary Gland Society. The Honorary President of ISGS is Professor Eugene Myers from Pittsburgh. The ESGS is one of the 14 founding European Societies of the European Academy of ORL-Head and Neck Surgery.
The European Salivary Gland Society support also the European Sialendoscopy Training Centre (ESTC) created in 2002 in Geneva. This centre aims to train clinicians and procedures associated with diagnostic and therapeutic sialendoscopy, to organise international courses in order to allows for exchange of knowledge, experiences and advances gained by clinical leaders disseminated around the world. The courses consist in hands on training on pig heads, conferences, debates, and live surgery. Information about the centre can be obtained at www.sialendoscopy.com.
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