Congress News
19December2022

ECCO'23 - Preliminary Scientific and Educational Programme

The Educational Programme of the 18th Congress of ECCO starts prior to the official start of the ECCO Congress and courses take place from March 1-4, 2023. These activities target ECCO’s different interest groups including young gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists, IBD Nurses, dietitians, allied health professionals and scientists.

An overview of these activities can be found below. Please note that courses/workshops may run concurrently. As these educational activities have a limited capacity, we encourage you to register at your earliest convenience. Please note the all educational activities can only be attended onsite in Copenhagen.

The Scientific Programme of the 18th Congress of ECCO provides attendees the unique opportunity to learn from the world’s leading specialists in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Held from Thursday to Saturday, March 1-4, 2023, the Scientific Programme is structured around basic science, translational medicine and clinical sessions. Additionally, it includes oral presentations of the 40 best abstracts of the Congress. The focus of all sessions is clinical practice founded on science with practical take home messages and, as every year, the congress registration fee includes access to all scientific sessions.

The Scientific Programme will be live transmitted at the time mentioned in the programme (CET). On-demand videos will be available to registered delegates until June 4, 2023.

ECCO’23 Theme: Sequencing in IBD

We look forward to welcoming you at the 18th Congress of ECCO in Copenhagen!

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'23, Congress News, Volume 17, Issue 4

13October2022

Introduction to ECCO’23 Imaging Workshops

Christian Maaser, EduCom Member and Uri Kopylov, EduCom Member

4th ECCO Basic Imaging Workshop in Collaboration with ESGAR & IBUS


Christian Maaser
© ECCO

Uri Kopylov
© ECCO

In 2023 the Educational Programme at the ECCO Congress will again include two combined workshops devoted to the imaging of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). The first will be centered on basic endoscopy, ultrasound and MRI while the second will focus on advancements in intestinal ultrasound. Both workshops will be possible thanks to the extensive cooperation of gastroenterologists with experience in intestinal imaging from ECCO and our partner societies, the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) and the International Bowel Ultrasound (IBUS) group.

The 4th ECCO Basic Imaging Workshop in collaboration with ESGAR and IBUS will educate attendees in how to make a precise diagnosis and how to better direct the therapeutic management of IBD patients using the latest imaging technologies. It is designed for gastroenterologists, endoscopists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in diagnostic imaging and endoscopy of IBD. The course has been highly successful and much requested over the past few years, and we have decided to run it twice on the same day this year to enable more participants to attend.

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'23, Committee News, Congress News, EduCom, Volume 17, Issue 3

13October2022

Introduction to the 21st IBD Intensive Course for Trainees

Kostas Karmiris, EduCom Member



Konstantinos Karmiris
© ECCO

The 21st ECCO IBD Intensive Course for Trainees, Copenhagen 2023

The IBD Intensive Course for Trainees will take place over one day on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, prior to the start of the main ECCO Congress.

 The ECCO IBD Intensive Course for Trainees has become a tradition. It is the oldest ECCO Educational Initiative, having been conceived back in 2003 before the launch of the ECCO Congress, and is the cornerstone of the Educational Committee’s activities. I remember attending the “2nd Intensive Clinical Course for Residents, Fellows and Junior Faculty”, delivered as an affiliated course during the 140th Falk Symposium in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in 2004. This was perhaps the most comprehensive IBD course that I had ever attended as a trainee and it inspired me to further in-depth engagement with IBD.

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'23, Committee News, Congress News, EduCom, Volume 17, Issue 3

13October2022

ECCO'23 - Preliminary Scientific and Educational Programme

The Educational Programme of the 18th Congress of ECCO starts prior to the official start of the ECCO Congress and courses take place from March, 1-3, 2023. These activities target ECCO’s different interest groups including young gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists, IBD Nurses, dietitians, allied health professionals and scientists.

An overview of these activities can be found below. Please note that courses/workshops may run concurrently. As these educational activities have a limited capacity, we encourage you to register at your earliest convenience. Please note the Educational activities take place only onsite in Copenhagen.

The Scientific Programme of the 18th Congress of ECCO provides attendees the unique opportunity to learn from the world’s leading specialists in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Held from Thursday to Saturday, March, 2-4, 2023, the Scientific Programme is structured around basic science, translational medicine and clinical sessions. Additionally, it includes oral presentations of the 40 best abstracts of the Congress. The focus of all sessions is clinical practice founded on science with practical take home messages and, as every year, the congress registration fee includes access to all scientific sessions.

The Scientific Programme will be live transmitted at the time mentioned in the programme (CET). On-demand videos will be available to registered delegates until June 4, 2023.

ECCO’23 Theme: Sequencing in IBD

We look forward to welcoming you at the 18th Congress of ECCO in Copenhagen!

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'23, Congress News, Volume 17, Issue 3

15June2022

Call for Participants: The 21st IBD Intensive Course for Trainees


IBD Intensive Course for Trainees
© ECCO

The 21st ECCO Intensive Course for Trainees designed for residents, fellows in gastroenterology and junior faculty will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 1, 2022, immediately prior to our next Congress. We are pleased to inform you that the preliminary programme for this course is already available.

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'23, Congress News, EduCom, Volume 17, Issue 2

15June2022

Call for Participants: The 14th N-ECCO School


N-ECCO School
© ECCO

At the 18th Congress of ECCO in Copenhagen, the Nurses of ECCO (N-ECCO) will host the educational activity for IBD Nurses, N-ECCO School, for the 14th time. ECCO intends to give nurses, who might be still in training and have an interest in IBD, the possibility to attend an IBD-focused course. The ultimate aim of this programme is to improve nurse education throughout Europe.

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'23, Congress News, Volume 17, Issue 2, N-ECCO

15June2022

Call for abstracts for the 18th Congress of ECCO



To submit an abstract for the 18th Congress of ECCO, use our ECCO Portal.

Please also view important information on the submission process and the guidelines for abstract submission.

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'23, Congress News, Volume 17, Issue 2

15June2022

18th Congress of ECCO 2023 Copenhagen: Overview of Scientific and Educational Programmes

Alessandro Armuzzi, Brigida Barbeiro and Spyros Siakavellas, ECCO News Editor & Associate Editors

Alessandro Armuzzi
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Brigida Barberio
© Brigida Barberio
Spyros Siakavellas
© Spyros Siakavellas

Dear IBD colleagues and friends,

Warm greetings from the ECCO News Team at the beginning of this hopeful spring, following two very challenging years.

After two years of meeting each other virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are optimistic that next year we will return to face-to-face interaction at the 18th Congress of ECCO in the vibrant city of Copenhagen. At last, we will able to share and exchange knowledge and ideas in person and not from behind a screen!

Scientific sessions will be held from Thursday to Saturday, March 2–4, 2023, while the Educational Programme will start earlier in the week, on Wednesday, March 1, and will finish at the end of the morning of March 2 in order to allow for a seamless experience with no overlapping sessions and to cater for all delegates. We kindly ask you to take a careful look at the ECCO'23 Congress Website for further details.

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'23, Congress News, Volume 17, Issue 2

28April2022

Report on the 11th S-ECCO IBD Masterclass

Christianne Buskens, S-ECCO Chair

Christianne Buskens
© ECCO

In contrast to what we had hoped, the 11th S-ECCO Masterclass was again a virtual event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, as everyone has slowly got used to online conferences, it almost felt intimate to meet like this once more.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Congress News, ECCO'22, Volume 17, Issue 1, S-ECCO

28April2022

Report on the 7th D-ECCO Workshop at ECCO'22

Lihi Godny, D-ECCO Chair

Lihi Godny 
© ECCO

As a part of the 17th ECCO Congress, the 7th D-ECCO (Dietitians of ECCO) Workshop was conducted virtually and included three sessions: (1) Science, moving from a causality in IBD; (2) Practicalities and pitfalls of dietary therapy in IBD; (3) MDT: More than just the MD? Case presentations and panel discussion.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Congress News, ECCO'22, Volume 17, Issue 1, D-ECCO