This meeting is meant to be different than other more formal meetings. We feel there is a need for an affordable arena for young plastic surgeons and colleagues from related specialties to discuss current and future research in plastic surgery, including works in progress, in an atmosphere that is informal and friendly. This would allow both an opportunity to make new friends and gain potential partners in a genial environment. This arena would allow the flow of the knowledge and ideas across the European Union. The aim is not to insulate European research from the world but to proliferate our efforts internationally through union. For a symbol, we decided on a classical European lighthouse surrounded the stars that represent the Europe nations.Venue
The MS Cap San Diego is the last of the classic cargo ships, referred to as the "White Swan of the South Atlantic." and is a symbol of the great port city of Hamburg.
Hamburg is one of the busiest harbours in Europe and is also a location for highly specialised industries. It is a leader in medical technology and biotechnology and is one of the world centres for aircraft construction: it is here that the wide-bodied A380 is being built. Hamburg is seven times bigger than Paris and two and a half times bigger than London. Hamburg has 2,302 bridges - more than Venice and Amsterdam combined. With over 90 consulates, Hamburg is second only to New York City in the world. As a trade centre, Hamburg has always been outward-looking, and this has shaped the mentality of the inhabitants of Hamburg.
How to get there
Hamburg is very easy to reach from all directions and by all means of transportation. Hamburg airport is located in the city zone and only 20 minutes from the city centre. Every hour there is a Deutsche Bahn AG connection between Hamburg and all the major cities of Central and Northern Europe.