14th Scientific & Annual Meeting

25-27 September 2019, Vienna, Austria

We are delighted to invite you to ESCP’s 14th Annual Meeting in beautiful Vienna, famous for its imperial atmosphere, and historic sights and elegant architecture, music and art.

We will be meeting at the Austria Centre, perfectly situated just seven minutes from the city centre.


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Per J Nilsson, Gabriela Möslein, Des Winter, Dieter Hahnloser
Left to right: Per Nilsson (President), Gabriela Möslein (Secretary), Des Winter (Programme Committee Chair), Dieter Hahnloser (Education Committee Chair)

Initial Meeting Overview

Pre-Congress courses

  • AIN and HRA for Colorectal Surgeons
  • Advances in Fistula Surgery
  • Operative Techniques for the Prevention and Repair of Parastomal Hernia
  • NEW for 2019 VAC - Assisted Management of the Open Abdomen and Anastomotic Leaks

Wednesday 25 September

  • 11th Anorectal and Pelvic Floor Ultrasound
  • Official opening mid-morning
  • Symposia, keynote lectures, surgical video session
  • International Trials results forum
  • Core subject update
  • Welcome drinks in the exhibition area (included in registration fee)

Thursday 26 to Friday 27 September

  • Plenary and parallel symposia
  • Keynote lectures
  • Consultants’ Corner
  • Free papers/oral posters
  • Educational interactive workshops – for Trainees and Specialists
  • Trainee video session
  • Trainee round table discussion
  • Interactive trainee workshop
  • Joint session with European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO)
  • Joint session with European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)

Keynote lecture topics 

  • Increasing incidence of rectal cancer in the young - aetiology, screening, and management controversie
  • Management of malignant rectal polyp / early rectal cancer
  • Prehabilitation, nutrition, and optimisation for major surgery
  • Strategies for managing locally advanced colonic cancer

Symposia topics

  • Mistakes are the portals of discovery - a tip, a trick and an error trap
  • The great debate: Is it a must or is it dust?
  • Ileal pouch options
  • Atypical colitis and sexually transmitted diseases
  • Simple solutions for challenging perineal problems


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