During the 9th Biennial Congress of the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons in Athens Prof. Marcin Barczyński from the Jagiellonian University Medical College was elected the President of this organisation for a 2-year term, replacing the incumbent Prof. David Scott-Coombes from the United Kingdom.
Prof. Marcin Barczyński is the head of the Clinic of Endocrine Surgery III Chair in General Surgery at the JU Medical College as well as the deputy head of the Clinical Department of General Surgery with Oncology in the Gabriel Narutowicz Municipal Specialist Hospital in Kraków. Since 2016, he has been the President of Polish Club of Endocrine Surgery, in 2017, he became the President of the surgery branch of the Polish Society of Endocrinology, and in 2019 he joined the Board of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons.
In 2006–2010, he presided over ESES National Delegate Committee, while in 2014–2018 he served as the organisation’s treasurer and executive board member. He was also a member of the steering committee of the EU-funded EUROCRINE project realised in 2013–2017 at the JU MC Faculty of Medicine. the aim of which was to create a pan-European registry of surgical treatments of endocrine diseases, particularly the rare ones. In 2018–2022, he presided over the EUROCRINE association, which continued the project after the funding was finished, resulting in the publication of over a dozen papers in highly ranked international surgical journals.
European Society of Endocrine Surgeons was established in 2003 in Vienna by 43 professors from 17 European countries. The aim of the organisation is to promote research and educational aspects of endocrine surgery.