Congresses & Events

The ECCO Congress represents a key date in the international IBD calendar. The ECCO Congress has been held annually in February since 2006, with over 6000 delegates hosted in 2018.

The annual ECCO Congress provides a unique opportunity to gain access to the latest and best scientific information and education in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal surgery with its major focus on IBD.

Statistics of past ECCO Congresses

Full overview of ECCO Congress Statistics

Science and education

The scientific programme is structured in basic science and clinical sections. Furthermore there are oral and poster presentations of accepted abstracts and ECCO Fellowships and Grants are announced.

The educational programme consists of a variety of activities focusing on different areas of interest within IBD.

More information on the scientific and educational programmes can be found here

ECCO Interaction

The ECCO Interaction: Hearts and Minds is the grand networking event during the ECCO Congress. It is now an institution of the ECCO Congress and is an essential highlight on the delegates' calendar.

Past Congresses

Congress City and Country No. of
Net exhibition

13th Congress of ECCO
February 14-17, 2018
Vienna, Austria 6,676 2,137 sqm pdfCountry
12th Congress of ECCO
February 15-18, 2017
Barcelona, Spain 6,249 1,811 sqm pdfCountry
11th Congress of ECCO
March 16-19, 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands 6,265 1,563 sqm pdfCountry
10th Congress of ECCO
February 18-21, 2015
Barcelona, Spain 5,420 1,219 sqm pdfCountry
9th Congress of ECCO
February 20-22, 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark 5,175 931 sqm pdfCountry
8th Congress of ECCO
February 14-16, 2013
Vienna, Austria 4,515  767 sqm pdfCountry
7th Congress of ECCO
February 16-18, 2012
Barcelona, Spain  4,282  786 sqm pdfCountry
6th Congress of ECCO
February 24-26, 2011
Dublin, Ireland 3,509 682 sqm pdfCountry
5th Congress of ECCO
February 25-27, 2010
Prague, Czech Republic 2,610 586 sqm pdfCountry
4th Congress of ECCO
February 5-7, 2009
Hamburg, Germany 1,905 503 sqm pdfCountry
3rd Congress of ECCO
February 28 – March 1, 2008
Lyon, France 1,614 446 sqm pdfCountry
2nd Congress of ECCO
March 1-3, 2007
Innsbruck, Austria 816 422 sqm  N/A
1st Congress of ECCO
February 8-11, 2006
Amsterdam, The Netherlands 350 No data  N/A