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Call for abstracts

The ECCO'19 Abstract submission is now closed. Thank you very much for your contributions.

Key dates

JUNE 08, 2018
Call for abstracts
November 22, 2018
Deadline for regular abstract submission (23:59 CET)
December 03, 2018
Call for late-breaking abstracts
December 21, 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection for all abstracts submitted by November 22, 2018 (23:59 CET)                                  
January 28, 2019
Deadline for late-breaking abstract submission (23:59 CET)
February 12, 2019
Notification late-breaking abstracts acceptance/rejection
February 19, 2019
Deadline for late registration (after that date onsite registration only)


Please pay careful attention to the ECCO'19 guidelines for abstract submission.

Regular abstract submission will be open online from June 08, 2018 to November 22, 2018 (23:59 CET), late-breaking abstract submission is open from December 03, 2018 to January 28, 2019 (23:59 CET).
Abstracts sent by mail, e-mail or fax will not be accepted.
Upon submission, abstracts can be edited, deleted or simply reloaded. The submitter does not necessarily have to be the primary author. Once the submission deadline expires, abstracts can only be withdrawn in writing.

Late-breaking abstracts

Please note: Late-breaking abstract submission is strictly for abstracts advancing the field and containing late-breaking and novel data which was not available before November 22, 2018. It is NOT a second chance for authors who missed the regular submission deadline, therefore, any “late” abstracts will be rejected outright. Upon submission, you must state the reasons why your abstract qualifies as a late-breaking abstract.;


All abstracts submitted by November 22, 2018 (23:59 CET) as well as all abstracts qualified as late-breaking abstracts and submitted by January 28, 2019 will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers.
A submitted abstract may be considered for oral presentation (ranking among the best 38 abstracts), digital oral presentation (the next best ~90 abstracts in ranking) or hard copy poster presentation. Late-breaking abstracts can be considered for oral presentation or digital oral presentation only.


Notifications of abstract acceptance will be e-mailed to the submitting authors by December 21, 2018.
Please note that accepted abstracts will only be included in the final programme if the respective presenting author has formally registered and paid the registration fee.

Notification of abstract acceptance for late-breaking abstracts will be sent to the submitting authors by February 12, 2019. Please note, that the presenting authors of these abstracts need to be registered for the Congress and prepared to travel to the venue on short notice.


Please pay careful attention to the ECCO'19 guidelines for abstract presentation.

  • The 38 best abstracts will receive an oral presentation slot in the scientific programme of the 14th Congress of ECCO
  • The next best ~90 abstracts will be digital oral presentations, with a 5-minute oral presentation either on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 17:30 to 18:30 or on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 17:20 to 18:20
  • The remaining accepted abstracts will be displayed as hard copy posters for the duration of the Congress


Every year, chairs of the digital oral presentation sessions select the Top 10 best digital oral presentations. At the closing of the congress, these TOP 10 DOPs are awarded with a prize: a certificate of award and also free congress registration to the 15th Congress of ECCO. Awarding will take place in the plenary hall during the session "Awards and closing remarks" on Saturday, March 9, 2019, 12:50-12:55.

ECCO strongly encourages young investigators to submit their original work.

ECCO Abstract Awards: ClinCom & Y-ECCO offer special ECCO Abstract Awards - read more... (Note: not applicable for late-breaking abstracts)

Embargo policy

All abstracts will be available on the congress website ca. 1 month prior to the Congress (Exception: late-breaking abstracts can only be published on the website shortly prior to the Congress). Information on abstracts accepted to the 14th Congress of ECCO will be under embargo from release until the start of the 14th Congress of ECCO.

Data from abstracts accepted to the 14th Congress of ECCO are under media embargo from abstract acceptance, December 21, 2018, until the date and time of their presentation as part of the official scientific sessions (Time zone CET).

Copyright to abstracts (both oral and poster) on the website resides with the respective authors. The use, reproduction, or transcription of content for any commercial purpose is prohibited without the written permission of the abstract authors. Requests for permission can be directed to the author via the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..