Young ESCP was established in 2018 for any ESCP member under the age of 40. In this short period of time, Y-ESCP have grown in stature: publishing their own articles, hosting a specific session at conference for younger surgeons, and of course, there's a busy Y-ESCP social calendar! Follow Y-ESCP on Twitter

Y-ESCP has an important role to play on ESCP's committees. To find out about this, view videos from Vienna 2019 here.

Young ESCP Members at ESCP Vienna 2019 spoke about why they decided to join Y-ESCP:

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Stephen Chapman

MBChB, BSc (Hons), MRCS

Academic Clinical Fellow, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

"The greatest thing about #colorectalsurgery, in my opinion, is its internationalism and diversity. I hope Young ESCP will help me identify new colleagues, collaborations and experiences."

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Christina Fleming


Specialist Registrar, General and Colorectal Surgery, Ireland

"I have really enjoyed being part of Young ESCP in particular getting involved with the launch of Young ESCP Journal Club (watch this space)! Having a diversity of training experience, surgical exposure and cultures has been key to the success of Young ESCP and I'm really grateful for the unique support and insights I receive from my International colleagues."

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Argyrios Ioannidis

MD, PhD(c)

Clinical Fellow, Minimally Invasive and Colorectal Surgery, Athens Medical Center, Athens, Greece

"I look forward to expand my network through young ESCP, get involved in innovative international research collaboratives and meet new colleagues."

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Bahar Busra Ozkan


Surgical trainee, Deparment of general surgery, Ankara University School of Medicine

EuroSurg Collaborative Management Committee  @EuroSurgTR

"It is quite difficult to acquire surgical skills as well as to get involved in research as a surgical resident. Young ESCP has the potential of being supportive, offer collaboration and exchanges to overcome these issues."

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Kapil Sahnan

BSc, MBBS (Hons), MRCS (Eng)

Research Fellow, Robin Phillips Fistula Research Unit, St Mark's Hospital, London UK

"I joined Young ESCP keen to explore and enhance international collaborative research projects."

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António Sampaio Soares


General Surgery trainee at Hospital Fernando Fonseca, Portugal; PhD Student, Division of Surgery and Interventional Sciences, University College London, UK

"My goal is to find in Young ESCP a dynamic group of engaged young surgeons, able to foster a productive debate on the important topics of colorectal surgery and surgical training in Europe."

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Samuel Stefan


Clinical Fellow at the Colorectal Department and VIMARS, Queen Alexandra Hospital, NHS Portsmouth, UK.

"I joined Young ESCP to be informed on the current projects and the possibilities to get involved in current and future projects. I hope to establish an online platform to share local/regional experience globally."

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Ionut Negoi


Senior Lecturer of Surgery, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, Attending General Surgeon, Emergency Hospital of Bucharest, Romania

"I am joining Young ESCP trying to create a basis for long-term research collaborations. I am working on this by participating as Young ESCP member in the Cohort Studies sub-committee of the ESCP."

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Francesco Pata


Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Gallarate, Italy

EuroSurg Co-Lead 2017/2018  @EuroSurg

"I am currently joining the Cohort Studies sub-committee of the ESCP as representative of Young ESCP. Participating in the working group allowed me to face the challenges intrinsic of multicentric studies, from study planning, to delivery/publication. I strongly recommend Young ESCP members to apply for a position in the ESCP Committees."

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Luis Sánchez- Guillén


Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Universidad Miguel Hernández. Elche, Alicante

"As member of Young ESCP I'm member of Cohort Studies Committee and Guidelines Committee. Being part of these committees allows me to learn about coordination and preparation of multicentric studies, learning about methods and looking for new challenges and questions to solve about colorectal surgery. It's also an amazing way to be in touch with other young colorectal surgeons sharing our knowledge and concerns."

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Hande Aydinli


Research Fellow at Department of Surgery of New York University Langone Health, USA

"My main motive to join Young ESCP is to connect people and follow new advances in research and organisation. I think it is great to have friends in other countries who share the same interests. To create a dynamic discussion platform. Mentorship is really important for students and residents. People from similar backgrounds can connect easily and get advice on their career. I wish Young ESCP will host talks/podcasts/twitter chat sessions about the process of applying for and succeed in surgical training programmes."

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Jeryl Anne Silvia Reyes


Training Officer for the Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Program, The Medical City Hospital, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Philippine General Hospital, Philippines

"Young ESCP is an opportunity for young colorectal surgeons, early in their practice, to collaborate, exchange knowledge and ideas, maybe work on important researches and developments in the field, expanding horizons. I am joining Young ESCP possibly providing perspectives from an Asian point of view. I would be interested in establishing fellowship to allow surgeons from my country to attend European centres."

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