The 17th Congress of ECCO in numbers

5,892 delegates attended the 17th Congress of ECCO Virtual

The 17th Congress of ECCO Virtual – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2022, held on February 16-19, 2022, attracted a total number of 5,892 delegates from 103 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’22 Virtual Congress.

ECCO Congress participation 2006-2022 © ECCO

ECCO Congress participation 2022 - Top 20 countries © ECCO

The pie chart below divides delegate attendance at the 17th Congress of ECCO Virtual by continent. Approximately 68% of all participants came from Europe and about 32% from outside of Europe.

ECCO Congress participation 2022 - Continents © ECCO


The pie chart below illustrates the professions represented at the 17th Congress of ECCO. The majority of participants were Physicians (40%), followed by representatives from Industy (15%) and Endoscopists (11%). Other attendees included clinical researchers (6%) and IBD Nurses (5%), Fellows/Trainees (4%), Scientists (3%) along with surgeons, pharmacists (2% each), and paediatricians (1%). Students, Dietitians, Research Nurses, Radiologists and Psychologists represented approx. 3.2% of all delegates.

ECCO Congress participation 2022 - 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 2007-2022 © ECCO


Abstracts 2007-2022 - category split © ECCO


     Industry exhibition                                   

This year´s virtual exhibition attracted 15 pharmaceutical companies which were represented with 17 virtual exhibition booths. All together 20 companies were represented with a satellite symposium, exhibition booth and through sponsorship.

     More statistics                                   

More statistics and impressions of the 17th Congress of ECCO can be viewed online at https://www.ecco-ibd.eu/congresses-and-events/past-congresses.html.

Furthermore, on-demand videos of all scientific talks and educational courses will be available for ECCO Members in the e-Library under Webcasts on the e-CCO Learning Platform: www.e-learning.ecco-ibd.eu (available end of May 2022).

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

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