Congresses & Events

Each February, we organise the ECCO Congress representing a key date on the international IBD calendar. To date we have organised nine congresses hosting between 2,500 to almost 5,175 participants each year.

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

Statistics of past ECCO Congresses

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.

Traditionally, educational activities such as the IBD Intensive Advanced Course for Junior Gastroenterologists with the integrated Y-ECCO Workshop, the N-ECCO Network Meeting and the N-ECCO School, as well as the ClinCom Workshop, EpiCom Workshop, S-ECCO IBD Masterclass and ECCO: EduCational Course for Industry, take place prior to the actual start of the congress.

Social functions

The ECCO Interaction: Hearts and Minds is the grand, informal get-together during the ECCO Congress. Over the years, has developed from an insider event to an institution at the ECCO Congress and is now a permanent highlight on the delegates' calendar.