About the Event


About the City


Barcelona, city, seaport, is located 90 miles (150 km) south of the French border. It is Spain’s major Mediterranean port and commercial centre and is famed for its individuality, cultural interest, and physical beauty. On his visit to the city in 1862, Hans Christian Andersen remarked that Barcelona was the “Paris of Spain.” The city is indeed a major cultural centre with a remarkable history. It abounds with archives, libraries, museums, and buildings of interest, featuring superb examples of Modernist and Art Nouveau decor and architecture. This vitality combines with the striking physical setting of Barcelona—between scenic mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, with a benign climate that fosters street life—and its significance as an economic power and a major port to create a city of infinite variety.
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Barcelona enjoys a warm climate, the distances are easy to cover on foot or by bike, it has renowned cuisine that combines tradition and innovation and a love for design and culture that can be seen at every turn. Barcelona’s prime location means it enjoys excellent transport links with the rest of the world. The airport operates connections with most Spanish and European cities, as well as major international routes. The city has one of the most important cruise ports in the Mediterranean. Barcelona’s historic and cultural past can be felt in its streets and buildings, museums and art centres. A cosmopolitan, dynamic, creative, sustainable and Mediterranean city with deeply rooted traditions. Its history and culture are complemented by its countless museums and art galleries, musicals, concerts and plays, renowned international festivals, outstanding architecture, 9 World Heritage sites and the traces left by world-famous geniuses like Picasso, Gaudí and Miró. Barcelona has accumulated different layers of life, since it was founded in Roman times until the present day, that have gradually transformed its personality until it has become the city it is today: an open and inclusive meeting place, with an ambitious and enterprising spirit.
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We look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona in 2022.

Eduard Ruiz-Castañe
Local Organization Committee










Local Organization Committee

Eduard Ruiz-Castañe (Chair)

Program organizing Committee

Dirk Vanderschueren (Belgium) - Co-Chair
Jan-Bernd Stukenborg (Sweden) - Co-Chair
Herman Behre (Germany)
Jolanta Slowikowska-Hilczer (Poland)
Suks Minhas (UK)
Emmanuele Jannini (Italy)
Jorma Toppari (Finland)
Lise Aksglæde (Denmark)
Joan Palou (Spain)
Paulo Navarro-Costa (Portugal)
Ex Officio:
Csilla Krausz (Italy)
Eduard Ruiz-Castañé (Spain)

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Programme information

Preliminary Schedule

Thursday Friday Saturday
08:00-10:00 Concurrent Scientific Sessions Concurrent Scientific Sessions Concurrent Scientific Sessions
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:30 Concurrent Scientific Sessions Concurrent Scientific Sessions Concurrent Scientific Sessions
12:30-13.30 Lunch break Closing Ceremony
13:30-15:30 Concurrent Scientific Sessions Concurrent Scientific Sessions
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-18:00 Opening Ceremony Concurrent Scientific Sessions
19:00 Welcome Drinks Congress Dinner & Party

Principal topics

  • Andro-genetics and epigenetics
  • Art and spermatology
  • Basic andrology
  • In vitro spermatogenesis
  • Male and female sexual disfunction
  • Male reproduction
  • Onco-andrology
  • Surgical-andrology
  • Urogenital tract infections

Abstract submission is now open

Submit An Abstract

Submission pathway

31 May 2022 Abstract submission deadline
30 June 2022 Author notification on acceptance
31 July 2022 Final schedule

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Planning for the programme began in January 2020 and is well underway. The scientific program subcommittee, with input from international advisors from different continents, have put together a comprehensive program that will include all of the current major topics in hand surgery in the scientific programme, as well as some new ones.

We hope this will be a truly international meeting and our choice of plenary sessions would reflect the common pathologies seen worldwide. For this reason, we have chosen "Tendon Disorders of the Hand and Wrist" as the theme of the instructional course that will run throughout the meeting.

In addition, we desire that this meeting would enhance the collaboration between surgeons and therapists. Several parts of the programme would be joint sessions, including the free paper sessions.

Programme format would include interactive case-based debates on contentious issues, workshops and invited lectures from renowned international experts. There are several free paper sessions where successful abstract submissions will be invited for oral or poster presentations.

Congress venue

World Trade Center Barcelona

WTCB is the perfect backdrop for workshops, gala dinners, events or corporate conventions amongst its spaces and rooms for events in Barcelona. Up to 4000 sqm to enjoy and to help promote ECA 2022, just 10 minutes from the airport and a stone’s throw from the city centre.

One of the advantages of the location of World Trade Center Barcelona is its multiple transport links to everywhere in the city. Enjoy Barcelona’s city centre just a short walk away and discover everything the city has to offer.

Where to find us

Venue Location



Moll de Barcelona s/n,
08039, Barcelona, Spain



+34 935 088 000

From the airport

From the airport (El Prat Airport), you can get to the WTCB by taxi or private vehicle by taking the B-10 towards Ronda Litoral until you reach Moll de la Fusta. It takes 25 minutes aprox.
By bus, take the train at the Terminal 1 till Plaça Espanya, then take either the bus D20 till the stop Les Drassanes or the underground (Green line 1) till Drassanes. It takes around 1 hour.

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