Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

15th Congress of ECCO, February 12-15, 2020, Vienna/Austria

Submit an abstract

Call for abstracts

 The ECCO'20 abstract submission is now closed. Thank you very much for your contributions!

Key dates

June 07, 2019         Call for abstracts
November 21, 2019   Deadline for abstract submission (23:59 CET)
December 20, 2019   Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection
February 12-15, 2020   15th Congress of ECCO, Vienna, Austria


Please pay careful attention to the ECCO'20 guidelines for abstract submission.

Abstracts sent by mail, e-mail or fax will not be accepted.
Upon submission, abstracts can be reviewed or withdrawn in the abstract submission system, but not edited. The submitter does not necessarily have to be the primary author. Once the submission deadline has passed, abstracts can only be withdrawn in writing.


All abstracts submitted by November 21, 2019 (23:59 CET) will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers.
A submitted abstract may be considered for oral presentation (ranking among the best 40 abstracts), digital oral presentation (the next best 90 abstracts in ranking) or hard copy poster presentation.


Notifications of abstract acceptance will be e-mailed to the authors by December 20, 2019.
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.


Please pay careful attention to the ECCO'20 guidelines for abstract presentation.

  • The 40 best abstracts will receive an oral presentation slot in the scientific programme of the 15th Congress of ECCO
  • The next best 90 abstracts will be digital oral presentations, with a 5-minute oral presentation either on Thursday, February 13, 2020 or Friday, February 14, 2020.
  • 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 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 16th Congress of ECCO. Awarding will take place in the plenary hall during the session "Awards and closing remarks" on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:50-13:05.

ECCO strongly encourages young investigators to submit their original work.

Embargo policy

All abstracts will be available on the congress website ca. 1 month prior to the Congress. Information on abstracts accepted to the 15th Congress of ECCO will be under embargo from release until the start of the 15th Congress of ECCO.

Data from abstracts accepted to the 15th Congress of ECCO are under media embargo from abstract acceptance, December 20, 2019, until the date and time of their presentation as part of the official scientific sessions (Time zone: CET).

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