10 Oct 2023 by connyschneider

A grand-style Viennese congress celebrates 40. Anniversary of the European Shock Society

As President of the European Shock Society (ESS), Marcin Osuchowski was tasked with hosting the biennial congress – a very special honor given the 40-year anniversary of the society!

Marcin Osuchowski, head of Sepsis-Shock-Trauma Research at LBI Trauma and native of Poland, found a fitting home for the event in the intellectually rich ambiance of the University of Vienna. The congress showcased a stellar lineup of speakers ensuring a stimulating exchange of ideas and maintained a high level of academic excellence.

The congress was not just about seasoned professionals; it also focused on catering to the emerging generation of scientists. Pre-congress ESS Summer School, Poster Walk and New Investigator Award Competition (ENIAC) provided junior scientists with invaluable networking opportunities and exposure.

The meticulous organization of the conference was entrusted to the AUVA for International Relations and Convention Management (coordinated by Nikolaus Schaden-Kajoui & Sabrina Michelitsch). Supported by young volunteers from LBI Trauma, they ensured a smooth flow of the event despite occasional logistic glitches.


a. The ESS congress was concluded in an outstanding social event worthy of its 40 year anniversary: A gala dinner with live music at Viennese city hall.