The 18th Congress of ECCO in numbers

6,754 delegates attended the 18th Congress of ECCO in Copenhagen, Denmark

The 18th Congress of ECCO, Copenhagen, Denmark – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2023, held on March 1-4, 2023, attracted a total number of 6,754 delegates from 100 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. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak in the beginning of 2020, we are happy that this high number of delegates had the chance to participate in the ECCO’23 Congress in Copenhagen.

  • Congress Participation

    ECCO Congress participation 2006-2024 © ECCO

    • Top 20 Countries

      ECCO Congress participation 2024 - Top 20 countries © ECCO

      The pie chart below divides delegate attendance at the 18th Congress of ECCO by continent. Approximately 74% of all participants came from Europe and about 26% from outside of Europe.

      • ECCO Congress participation 2024 - World regions © ECCO

        The pie chart below illustrates the professions represented at the 18th Congress of ECCO. The majority of participants were Physicians (33%), followed by representatives from Industy (24%) and Endoscopists (9%). Other attendees included clinical researchers (7%) and IBD Nurses (6%), Fellows/Trainees (5,76%), Scientists (3%) along with surgeons, pharmacists (2% each), and paediatricians (1%). Students, Dietitians, Research Nurses, Radiologists and Psychologists represented approx. 7.24% of all delegates.

        • ECCO Congress participation 2024 - 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 2007-2024 © ECCO


            • Abstracts 2007-2024 - category split © ECCO


                   Industry exhibition                                   

              This year’s industry exhibition attracted 29 exhibitors, mainly pharmaceutical companies but also publishing houses and non-profit organizations. The total net exhibition area was 2,084 m2.

              • Net Exhibition Space

                Net exhibition space 2024 in m² © ECCO

                     More statistics                                   

                More statistics and impressions of the 18th Congress of ECCO can be viewed online at https://www.ecco-ibd.eu/congresses-and-events.html

                Furthermore, on-demand videos of the Scientific Programme are available until June 4, 2023 on the ECCO'23 Virtual Congress Platform for all registered delegates and will be available for ECCO Members in the e-Library under Webcasts on the e-CCO Learning Platform: www.e-learning.ecco-ibd.eu later this year.

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

                Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'23, Congress News, Volume 18, Issue 1