The 13th Congress of ECCO in numbers

6,676 delegates attended the 13th Congress of ECCO in Vienna

The 13th Congress of ECCO – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2018, which was held on February 14-17, 2018 in Vienna, Austria, attracted a total number of 6,676 delegates from 86 different countries. Since the inaugural ECCO Congress in 2006 in Amsterdam, at which there were 350 delegates, participant numbers have steadily increased, as shown in the graph below:

Congress Participation
ECCO Congress participation 2006-2018 © ECCO
Top 20 Countries
ECCO Congress participation 2018 - Top 20 countries © ECCO


The pie chart on the right shows the attendance at the 13th Congress of ECCO from a continental perspective. Approximately 73% of all participants came from Europe and about 27% from outside of Europe. Participants Continents
ECCO Congress participation 2018
Continental perspective © ECCO


The pie chart below illustrates the professions represented at the 13th Congress of ECCO. The majority of participants were physicians (43%), followed by representatives from industry (23%). Other attendees included IBD nurses (6%), followed by endoscopists, scientists, endoscopists, fellows/trainees, clinical researchers (3% each), surgeons, pharmacists, and students (2% each) as well as paediatricians, dietitians and research nurses (1%). Pathologists, Histopathologists, patient advocates, psychologists and radiologists represented approx. 5.22% of all delegates.

Participant Professions
ECCO Congress participation 2018 - Professions © ECCO


     High-quality Abstracts                                   

A key component of the success of the ECCO Congress is the rising number of high-quality abstracts accepted for oral, digital oral and poster presentations. An outline of the evolution of abstract submissions is displayed here:

Accepted versus rejected abstracts 2007-2018 © ECCO


Abstracts Categories
Abstracts 2007-2018 - category split © ECCO


     Industry exhibition                                   

This year’s industry exhibition attracted 40 exhibitors, mainly from the pharmaceutical but also from the device/instrumentation, medical, publishing and non-profit sectors. The total net exhibition area was 2,137 m2 – yet another record number in ECCO’s history, which demonstrates a massively growing interest from industry.

Exhibition Space
Net exhibition space 2018 in m² © ECCO


     More statistics                                   

More statistics Detailed statistics and impressions of the 13th Congress of ECCO can be viewed online at www.ecco-ibd.eu.

Furthermore, video recordings of scientific talks and selected educational courses are available for ECCO Members in the e-Library under Webcasts on the e-CCO Learning Platform: www.e-learning.ecco-ibd.eu.

All presentations of the ECCO Congress can also be found in the e-Library under Documents on the e-CCO Learning Platform at: www.e-learning.ecco-ibd.eu.

Availability of recordings and presentations is subject to the authorisation of the speakers.

Posted in ECCO News, Congress News, ECCO'18, Volume 13, Issue 1