Click on the dates for full session details for each day of the programme.

Wednesday 25 September

Educational Programme:

  • Core Subject Update
  • How to develop guidelines
  • New technologies - how to become a proficient robotic surgeon
  • Best Publications of the Year

Keynote Lectures:

  • Increasing incidence of rectal cancer in the young - aetiology, screening and management controversies 
  • Redefining boundaries with the PelvEx and REACCT global collaboratives


  • Mistakes are the portals of discovery - a tip, a trick and an error trap

Consultants' Corner

International Trials Results Forum

Pelvic Floor Session: Toward precision diagnosis and precision treatment

The Great Debate: Is it a must or is it dust?

Surgical Video Session, Free Papers, Lars Påhlman EBSQ medal, ESCP Fellowship Update

Thursday 26 September

Educational Programme:

  • Trainee Video Sessions (1&2)
  • How to get surgical information in 2020
  • Interactive Trainee Workshop

Keynote Lectures:

  • Management of malignant rectal polyp / early rectal cancer
  • Prehabilitation, nutrition and optimisation for major surgery


  • Joint ESCP/EAES Symposium
  • Atypical colitis, proctology and anal neoplasia
  • Joint ESCP/ECCO Symposium

New Trials Forum

TaTME in China, Better surgical care - a global challenge

EuroSurg Student Session

International Travelling Fellow Free Papers, The Six Best Free Papers, Free Papers

Friday 27 September

Educational Programme:

  • Trainee Round Table Session
  • Optimising pre and post operative care, improving outcome and reducing complications
  • The Big Debate: CME Open vs. Laparoscopic


  • Ileal pouch options
  • Strategies for managing locally advanced colonic cancer
  • Trials methodology
  • ESCP/EHTG Symposium
  • Simple solutions for challenging perineal problems

Free Papers


  • Honorary Member Awards
  • ESCP Awards

Congress Language

The official language of the meeting is English. There will be no facilities for simultaneous interpretation.

CPD Points

The European Society of Coloproctology 14th Scientific and Annual Meeting, Vienna, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 20 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). This applies only to the main scientific programme and not pre-congress courses.

ESCP Affiliates