Welcome to the 13th European Colorectal Congress of St.Gallen

Dear Friends of the ECC St.Gallen, dear Colleagues,

We are proud to introduce the 13thEuropean Colorectal Congress of St.Gallen. This year the programme focuses on colonic diseases, covering a broad range of contemporary topics including diverticulitis, technical pearls and pitfalls in laparoscopic surgery, the growing role of the microbiome in the prevention and treatment of anastomotic leaks, and advanced technologies. 

Social media and artificial intelligence will be addressed. A dedicated session on IBD supported by the European Crohn and Colitis Organisation rounds up the programme. Other highlights are the Lars Pahlman Lecture and the Lecture on 3D printing in surgery by the President of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery.

Last, but not least, a dedicated Masterclass in Colorectal Surgery will be taught.

Overall, more than 40 state-of-the art lectures by leading international experts will be given during the St.Gallen Colorectal Week.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in St.Gallen in December!

Prof. Dr. Jochen Lange
President, Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Michel Adamina
Scientific Committee