Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

16th Congress of ECCO, July 2-3 & 8-10, 2021, Virtual

ECCO'21 Live

The congress format has been changed but the goal has not: We intend to organise the leading world congress for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, this time virtually.

For the best viewing experience, please set the zoom setting for text and apps to 100% in the display settings of your computer and the browser zoom settings to 100% as well.

What will you get?

  • Highly diverse scientific programme adapted to the virtual format.
  • Various educational activities adapted to the virtual format.
  • Possibility to ask questions.
  • Networking to interact with the IBD Community.
  • e-Poster exhibition.
  • Industry exhibition.
  • Satellite symposia from the leading companies in the field of IBD.
  • ECCO Booth for updates about ECCO initiatives and interaction with the ECCO Office Team.
  • Help Desk.


  • All talks will be live transmitted with the possibility to ask questions and recorded for on-demand viewing.
  • All talks will be pre-recorded as back-up solution.


The congress platform will be accessible as of end of June. The Educational Programme is scheduled for July 2-3, 2021 and the Scientific Programme will take place on July 8-10, 2021.
The platform will be accessible 24/7 as of end of June and it will remain available until the end of October. Until then all registered delegates can access the content of the platform, watch the sessions on-demand and visit the e-Poster and industry exhibition.

Delegates can claim their CME credits even if they did not manage to watch a session live but on-demand. The EACCME accreditation for recorded sessions will be valid until September 30, 2021

Access levels

Section of homepage/Programme element Scientific Registration Educational Registration Exhibitor Registration
Opening page of Virtual Congress Platform
(simple ECCO account holders not, only congress registered delegates!)
yes yes yes
(searchable programme, to browse through)
yes yes yes
Scientific Programme yes no no
Educational Programme no yes no
Scientific Satellite Symposia yes yes yes
Educational Satellite Symposia
(everybody with an educational course registration, not only with registration for that specific course)
no yes yes
Satellite Symposia Overview page
(listing the Satellite Symposia)
yes yes yes
Industry Exhibition yes yes yes
e-Posters yes yes yes
Media Library
(incl. Abstract Book and JCC)
yes yes yes
ECCO Booth yes yes yes
Networking yes yes yes
Help Desk yes yes yes

Virtual Platform & Organisation

  • The name of the Virtual Congress Platform is cmVirtual.
  • The provider of the Virtual Congress Platform is located in Belgium.
  • The platform will be accessible for registered delegates only.
  • The congress management is done in Austria by OCEAiN GmbH, the congress business unit of ECCO.