Words of welcome

Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, ECCO President 2020-2023

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the 17th Congress of ECCO!
Despite the challenges that prevented us from holding a physical Congress, we are very excited to have our whole ECCO Family on board again for a virtual Congress.

After looking into “IBD precise”, this year it is time for “Navigating the Oceans of IBD”.
Among the highlights of the ECCO’22 Scientific Programme are topics like:
“Developing environment recipes for IBD”, “Keeping the patient at home: Is telemedicine the future?”, “Aiming high with treatment goals in IBD: The modern Icarus?”, Do we see light at the end of the fistula track?” and many more interesting topics.
This year’s Basic Science Session will reveal more about "From basic science to practical approach”, while the ECCO Lecture given by Prof. Séverine Vermeire will bring us back in time with “A European IBD voyage”.

Apart from the existing Scientific Programme, there is a lot more that awaits you to discover on our Virtual Congress Platform!
Check out the e-Terminals and learn about ECCO’s different Initiatives. Browse through e-Posters and use the contact form to ask your questions directly to the author. Come to the Virtual Industry Exhibition and interact with exhibitors. And don’t miss out on the contents of the Virtual Congress Bag.

Get ready to navigate the Oceans of IBD!

On behalf of the whole ECCO Team and the Organising Committee, I extend a warm welcome to you all!

Thank you for taking part at ECCO’22 Virtual and supporting us!

Yours sincerely,
Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet
ECCO President 2020-2023
Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet