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Abstract Deadline Date: Friday 24 July 2020

The 2020 ESCP Annual Conference is going virtual this September and will be featuring the top submitted abstracts to our digital audience.

We will be selecting the top 20 submitted abstracts to be included within the programme. And a larger number will be peer reviewed and published online by the Journal of Colorectal Disease.

Of the accepted abstracts not featured within the programme, five will be selected for the ‘best of the rest’ awards. The recipients of these awards will receive a complimentary registration to the 2021 Barcelona Annual Meeting and an opportunity to present their work at the live event.

Abstracts can be submitted in several categories including the main subspecialties (cancer, IBD, pelvic floor, proctology) and will also be considered in categories of best randomised controlled trial and best studies with global reach.

Last year we received a record-breaking number of abstracts. This year we look forward to receiving high quality submissions to feature online and in our programme but please bear in mind that not all abstracts will be accepted.

This year we will not be featuring posters. These will return in 2021.

Look out for more details about this fantastic online conference in the next few weeks on the ESCP website and across social media channels using #ESCP2020.

How to submit

Main abstract submissions should be no longer than 200 words. You will be required to use the on-screen form provided, and you will not be able to include diagrams or graphs.

Authors are kindly requested not to enter author names into the body of the abstract, please use the fields provided in the submission form. Please ensure that your submission adheres to the abstract submission guidelines, otherwise it may not be considered.

Data collection

ESCP Abstract Privacy Notice can be read here >

Timetable for abstracts


Friday 24 July at 23:00 (CET)

Submission deadline

Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July

Marking and review by Programme Committee

Monday 10 August onwards

Estimated notification date for all presenting authors

If a selected author cannot present their virtual abstract during conference, ESCP should be notified with the name of the replacement presenter within 48 hours.

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