Scientific Programme

The scientific programme is structured around basic science, translational medicine and clinical sessions, given by some of the world’s top specialists. It includes oral presentations of the best abstracts, the announcement of ECCO Fellowships and Grants and summary presentations of new ECCO Guidelines. The focus of all sessions is clinical practice founded on science, with practical messages to take home.
Scientific sessions are held from Wednesday to Saturday, February 13-15, 2020. The congress registration fee includes access to all scientific sessions.

IBD beyond 2020
Preliminary programme (as of January 2019)

  • Plenary hall

    11:00-12:00 
    Industry sponsored satellite symposia 1a & 1b (TBC)
    12:15-12:20 Welcome
    12:20-12:30 Opening
    12:30-14:00
    Scientific session 1: Hot debates in IBD
      12:30-12:50 Is there still a place for antiTNF in 2020?
      12:50-13:00 Oral Presentation 1
      13:00-13:20
    Early Crohn's: Surgery first and early medicine later?
      13:20-13:30 Oral Presentation 2
    13:30-13:40 Oral Presentation 3
    13:40-14:00 Monitoring IBD: Can we abandon endoscopy?
    14:00-14:30 Coffee break 
    14:30-16:00 Scientific session 2: When location makes the difference
      14:30-14:50 Colonic versus small bowel CD: Same mechanism - same treatment?
      14:50-15:00 Oral Presentation 4
      15:00-15:20 Proctitis - a lonely disease?
      15:20-15:30 Oral Presentation 5
      15:30-15:40 Oral Presentation 6
      15:40-16:00 Surgery for enteric IBD - does location matter?
    16:00-17:20 Scientific session 3: Reducing the burden of IBD
    16:00-16:20 Reducing infections with biologics and immune-modulators
    16:20-16:40 Reducing neoplastic complications of therapy
    16:40-16:50 Oral Presentation 7
    16:50-17:00 Oral Presentation 8
    17:00-17:20 Reducing postoperative complications
    17:30-18:30 Digital Oral Presentations: Sessions 1-5
    18:45-19:45
    Industry sponsored satellite symposia 2a, 2b, & 2c (TBC)
  • Plenary hall

    07:15-08:15 Industry sponsored satellite symposia 3a, 3b, & 3c (TBC)
    08:30-10:30 IBD out of the gut
    08:30-08:50 Orofacial Crohn
    08:50-09:00 Oral Presentation 9
    09:00-09:10 Oral Presentation 10
    09:10-09:20 Oral Presentation 11
    09:20-09:40 Perianal disease or hidradenitis suppurativa - does it matter?
    09:40-09:50 Oral Presentation 12
    09:50-10:00 Oral Presentation 13
    10:00-10:10 Oral Presentation 14
      10:10-10:30 Managing fatigue in IBD
    10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
    11:00-12:30 Scientific session 5: Cartels in IBD (Part 1)
      11:00-11:20 IBD genetics consortium
    11:20-11:30 Oral Presentation 15
    11:30-11:50 Prevention initiatives
    11:50-12:00 Oral Presentation 16
      12:00-12:10 Oral Presentation 17
    12:10-12:20
    Oral Presentation 18
    12:20-12:30
    Oral Presentation 19
    12:30-13:30 Break
    12:30-13:30 Guided poster session
    12:40-13:20
    Educational Lunchtime Satellite Smposia LS1, LS2, LS3, & LS4 (TBC)
    13:30-15:00 Scientific session 6: Cartels in IBD (Part 2)
    13:30-13:50 Microbiome consortium
    13:50-14:00 Oral Presentation 20
      14:00-14:20 TDM consortium
    14:20-14:30 Oral Presentation 21
    14:30-14:40 Oral Presentation 22
    14:40-15:00 Standards of Care
    15:00-15:30 Coffee break
    EITHER:
    15:30-16:15 Sessions 7: ECCO Fellowship and Grants
    15:30-15:37 Pioneer Award 2018
    15:37-15:44 ECCO Fellowship 2018
    15:44-15:51 ECCO Fellowship 2018
    15:51-15:58 ECCO Fellowship 2019
    15:58-16:05 ECCO Fellowship 2019
      16:05-16:15 Announcement of ECCO Fellowships and Grants 2020
    16:15-17:15 Scientific session 8: IBD Horizons
    16:15-16:25 Oral Presentation 23
    16:25-16:35 Oral Presentation 24
    16:35-16:45 Oral Presentation 25
    16:45-16:55 Oral Presentation 26
    16:55-17:05 Oral Presentation 27
    17:05-17:15 Oral Presentation 28
    OR:
    15:30-17:10 Scientific session 9: Basic Science: Big Data research
    15:30-15:50 Pits and pearls of Big Data in scientific research: Computational analysis, deconvolution, machine learning and more
    15:50-16:00 Oral Presentation 29
    16:00-16:10 Oral Presentation 30
    16:10-16:30 Integrating multi-omics in IBD
    16:30-16:40 Oral Presentation 31
    16:40-16:50 Oral Presentation 32
    16:50-17:10 How Big Data changes medicine: Concrete examples for translating Big Data into daily clinical practice
    17:20-18:20 Digital Oral Presentations Sessions 6-10
    18:30-19:30 Industry sponsored satellite symposia 4a, 4b, 4c, & 4d (TBC)

  • Plenary hall

    07:15-08:15 Industry sponsored satellite symposia 5a & 5b (TBC)
    08:30-10:20 Scientific session 10: Multidisciplinary cases
    08:30-08:40 GRADE CD Treatment Guideline
      08:40-08:50 ECCO ESPHGAN Guidelines on Paediatric CD (update)
      08:50-09:00 Oral Presentation 33
      09:00-09:20 Medical CD
      09:20-09:30 Oral Presentation 34
      09:30-09:50 Surgical CD
      09:50-10:00 Oral Presentation 35
      10:00-10:20 Paediatric CD
    10:20-10:50 Coffee Break
    10:50-12:20 Scientific session 11: What have we got outside our box of drugs?
    10:50-11:10 The multi-refractory paediatric patients: Out of the box therapeutic treatments
    11:10-11:20 Oral Presentation 36
    11:20-11:40 Drugs of the future: Update on developmental agents
    11:40-11:50 Oral Presentation 37
    11:50-12:00 Oral Presentation 38
    12:00-12:20 Pathology guided surgery
    12:20-13:00 Scientific session 12: ECCO Lecture
    12:20-12:50 ECCO Lecture
    12:50-12:55 Awards and closing remarks
    12:55-13:00 The ECCO Film