Despite the optimism we had and all the precautions we have taken with regard to the Corona pandemic, as of today we are forced to cancel the real congress in St. Gallen and to hold the European Colorectal Congress virtually.
We will now change the organization and the programme of the ECC to the virtual execution with live-streaming.
You can imagine how hard this decision is for me, as it is completely contrary to the character of the ECC.
I hope it is the only and last time we have to bite the bullet.
All planned satellite symposia will take place included in the scientific programme. However, this will start at 2 pm and will therefore extend into the evening so that attendees can participate after their daily business in the morning.