Welcome to this year’s European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD) Congress, hosted in the picturesque city of Münster. It is our great honour and pleasure to welcome you from September 23–27 to one of Germany's most historic and culturally rich cities.

This year's congress promises an engaging programme that not only reflects the latest research and clinical practices but also provides plenty of opportunities for networking and collaboration. We are excited to bring together experts from around the world to share insights, discuss groundbreaking developments, and advance together in the diagnostic, treatment, and research of swallowing disorders.

Münster, often referred to as the “Cultural Capital of Westphalia,” provides a fitting backdrop for our gathering. Beyond the professional exchange and academic enrichment, we invite you to explore the charming old town, the famous Prinzipalmarkt, and numerous other stunning places.

Meet the local organising committee and learn about their favourite places in Münster and why it is worth taking some time to soak in the unique ambiance of the city during the ESSD congress