The 14th Congress of ECCO in numbers

8,034 delegates attended the 14th Congress of ECCO in Copenhagen

The 14th Congress of ECCO – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2019, held on March 6-9, 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark, attracted a total number of 8,034 delegates from 98 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:

2019 Congress Participation
ECCO Congress participation 2006-2019 © ECCO
2019 TOP20 Countries
ECCO Congress participation 2019 - Top 20 countries © ECCO


The pie chart on the right divides delegate attendance at the 14th Congress of ECCO by continent. Approximately 75% of all participants came from Europe and about 25% from outside of Europe. ECCO'19 Continents new
ECCO Congress participation 2019
Continental perspective © ECCO


The pie chart below illustrates the professions represented at the 14th Congress of ECCO. The majority of participants were physicians (37%), followed by representatives from industry (22%). Other attendees included IBD nurses (6%), followed by  clinical researchers (4%), endoscopists and fellows/trainees (3% each) as well as scientists, surgeons and paediatricians (2%). Pharmacists, research nurses, students and dietitians represented approx. 4.21% of all delegates.

2019 Professions
ECCO Congress participation 2019 - 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:

2019 Abstracts

Accepted versus rejected abstracts 2007-2019 © ECCO


2019 Abstract categories
Abstracts 2007-2019 - category split © ECCO


     Industry exhibition                                   

This year’s industry exhibition attracted 45 exhibitors, mainly from the pharmaceutical but also from the device/instrumentation, medical, publishing and non-profit sectors. The total net exhibition area was 2,415 m2 – yet another record number in ECCO’s history, which demonstrates a massively growing interest from industry.

2019 exihbitors

Net exhibition space 2019 in m² © ECCO


     More statistics                                   

More statistics Detailed statistics and impressions of the 14th Congress of ECCO can be viewed online at https://www.ecco-ibd.eu/congresses-and-events/past-congresses.html.

Furthermore, video recordings of scientific talks and selected educational courses are available for ECCO Members in the e-Library under Webcasts on the e-CCO Learning Platform: www.e-learning.ecco-ibd.eu.

All presentations of the ECCO Congress can also be found in the e-Library under Documents on the e-CCO Learning Platform at: www.e-learning.ecco-ibd.eu.

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

Posted in ECCO News, Congress News, ECCO'19, Volume 14, Issue 1