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Welcome to the 16th European Colorectal Congress of St.Gallen  


Dear Colleagues,

We proudly invite you to attend the 16th European Colorectal Congress of St.Gallen. We have enriched the scientific programme with 3 full days of Keynote-lectures focusing on cancer of the colon and rectum. Selected international experts and opinion leaders will share the latest knowledge and current practice in surgical techniques, neoadjuvant paradigms, and management of complications.

This year, with the help of a new congress platform, we will host a hybrid congress that will seamlessly bring together on-site and online participants for the first time. In addition, the platform will allow for even more interaction than before.

The Lars Pahlman lecture and the presidential lecture of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery will link one of the legends of colorectal surgery to the bright future ahead of us in a world where advanced technology is put at the service of our patients. Also, a joint session sponsored by the European Crohn and Colitis Organisation will address anastomotic recurrence, need for diversion, and innovative approaches in treating Crohn fistula.

Following the main scientific programme, our time-tested Masterclass in Colorectal Surgery and Course in Proctology will focus on didactic aspects and current evidence with extended discussion between Faculty and Audience.

More than 50 scientific lectures given by the best international speakers will cover most hot topics in colorectal surgery. Expect the best professional education and practical knowledge for every clinical need. 

Furthermore, we offer the option of accessing the lectures on demand up to eight weeks after the end of the on-site congress.


See you next winter in St. Gallen.


Prof. Dr. Jochen Lange
President, Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Michel Adamina
Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Alexander Herold
Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Frédéric Ris
Scientific Committee