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Prof. Prof. h.c. Dr.-Ing.
Birgit Glasmacher
Congress President

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am very pleased to announce the XLVI ESAO 2019 Meeting to be held in the modern and beautiful city of Hannover during September 3-7, 2019.

The key objective of ESAO 2019 is to promote advances in science and technology for the benefit of human health and contribute to the evolution of medical care. ESAO 2019 provides a unique platform for multidisciplinary discussions from different perspectives and will foster interdisciplinary collaborations in engineering, physical, biological and medical sciences. ESAO 2019 is the kind of International Congress that brings together not only researchers, scientists and clinicians but also industries over the world to interact and share of ideas, knowledge, experience, and research findings.

The motto of ESAO 2019 is ‘Smartificial Devices for our Future’. Our programme will include specific sessions, workshops and symposia in artificial and biohybrid technologies and discoveries, clinical trials, regulatory approval of new devices, scaling up, commercialisation, ageing society, career development of young investigators in yESAO, women leadership, education, and outreach. Keynote lectures given by world leaders and experts in artificial organ development will be the highlight of the conference.

Our Welcome Reception, Get Together and Congress Dinner will provide the perfect atmosphere for catching up with old friends and making new ones. Our local Organizing Committee is doing everything possible to make ESAO 2019 a great success.

We look forward to welcoming you all in Hannover, Germany, for an excellent ESAO 2019 meeting.

Prof. Dr. Cécile Legallais
President of the European Society for Artificial Organs

On behalf of the European Society for Artificial Organs (ESAO), it is my great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 46th Annual ESAO Congress that will be held in Hannover, on September 3-7, 2019.

The motto of the congress organized by Prof. Birgit Glasmacher and her team is „Smartificial devices for our future”. Since its creation, the members of our society have been involved in the development of artificial organs. Some of them are on the market, and often offer the patients a bridge to transplantation, when they are on waiting list, or allow the efficient replacement of lost functions in acute or chronic organ failure.

With the progress of basic science, but also of technology, these artificial organs will become smarter and smarter: miniaturization, remote control, biohybrid systems will lead to incremental innovation or brand novel devices, sometimes considered as “advanced therapies”. These different approaches will have to face new challenges, such as the implementation of new regulations, or the questions of the society regarding the “augmented” human beings.

Attending the ESAO congress will allow you to present your last R&D studies, to participate to open discussion bringing together clinicians, researchers and engineers from public or private structures, or even to learn more about these “smartificial” organs.

For all of these reasons, I look forward to meeting you in Hannover, where we will have also the opportunity to share nice moments during the social events.


ESAO Congress 2019
c/o Institute for Multiphase Processes
Callinstr. 36
30167 Hannover

Fon +49 511 762 3826