A. Sitges-Serra (Barcelona,1951) currently holds the positions of Head of the Endocrine Surgery Unit at the Hospital del Mar and Professor of Surgery at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is Fellow ad hominem of the Royal College of Surgeons (Ed) and Membre Associé Étranger de l’Académie Nationale de Chirurgie. He was elected to the editorial board and council of the British Journal of Surgery. He served as Chairman of the Board of Examinations (UEMS) in Endocrine Surgery from 2004 to 2008 and president of the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons (2014-2016). He is the author of 200 indexed papers and 90 book chapters mostly on nutrition, surgical infections, and thyroid/parathyroid disease. He is proud of the Martí i Pol catalan poetry prize and of his book “El perímetro del congreso”, a collection of anecdotes on medical conferences (literary places, vanity fairs, sexual encounters, and so on).