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
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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.

The ECCO’23 Congress programme is structured around the main topic “Sequencing in IBD”, a hot subject as knowledge about the optimal sequencing of all the different treatments is of paramount importance given the ever-increasing number of therapeutic options being made available for our patients.

The scientific programme of the 18th Congress of ECCO has been developed with the aim of covering all current and future significant areas in IBD and thus will include dedicated basic and translational science, traditional medicine at the cutting edge and clinical sessions given by some of the world's top specialists. As always, it will contain oral presentations of the best abstracts, the announcement of the ECCO Fellowships and Grants and presentations of the brand new ECCO Guidelines. As always, the Congress registration fee includes access to all scientific sessions. Highlights of the scientific programme will include the following sessions:

  • Looking for the right sequence
  • Can we do better with current drugs?
  • Vascular complications of IBD: An overlooked problem
  • Optimising surgical outcomes
  • Endoscopy as precision medicine approach to IBD - in collaboration with ESGE
  • Pain in IBD - in collaboration with ESNM
  • Milestones in clinical care
  • IBD horizons
  • Basic science: Milestones in basic science
  • Evolving goals
  • Fibrosis in IBD
  • ECCO Lecture

A detailed version of the Scientific Programme can be found here

The Educational Programme of ECCO'23, which is scheduled to take place prior to the official start of the ECCO Congress, covers activities for ECCO's different interest groups, including young gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists, IBD nurses and allied health professionals and scientists. It will include two imaging courses offered in collaboration with ESGAR and IBUS, the School for Clinical Trialists and our Basic Science and SciCom Workshops. An overview of these activities can be found below.

You can feast your eyes on the Educational Programme by clicking on the following links:

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