Palace Belvedere Vienna exterior
Palace Belvedere Vienna

With ESCP Vienna 2019 just weeks away, now is an excellent time to get your programme organised.

Getting there

ESCP’s 14th Scientific and Annual Meeting is taking place at the Austria Centre Vienna, Austria’s largest conference centre. Located only seven minutes from the city centre, you’ll find it very easy to get to.

Come early

In addition to our three-day conference, we also offer you the opportunity to enhance your overall experience by attending one of our unique pre-congress workshops and ‘hands-on courses.’ Three of our hands-on workshops which are NEW for 2019. Most of our workshops will take place on Tuesday 24 September. The 11th Anorectal & Pelvic Floor Ultrasound Workshop will also be held on Wednesday 25 September.

At the time of writing, there are still spaces available but typically our workshops sell out fast, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Download the ESCP App

Our free ESCP app is essential to help you access the conference and make the most of every session you attend. From booking your sessions and creating a personalised itinerary, to live voting and even connecting with other delegates, the app will be central to your ESCP Vienna experience, even before you get there. Download it free from the Android or iOS app stores.

Register for your sessions

If you are a first-time delegate or young surgeon, you are in for a treat! The first session on Wednesday – the 9:00 am Symposia entitled ‘Mistakes are the portals of discovery - a tip, a trick and an error trap’ - is your chance to hear from some of the most eminent surgeons and colorectal specialists of our time. We suggest you get there early to ensure a good seat for this opening session.

In addition, there are numerous sessions running as part of our Educational Programme. So build your conference around your requirements and interests. Make sure you do this as soon as possible because a number of the courses and workshops have already booked up. Review the programme online or on the ESCP app.

Network at every opportunity

Part of the magic of the ESCP Scientific and Annual Meeting is the professional connections and friendship you will make. Make sure to join the various networking opportunities we have embedded into the conference agenda and then use your ESCP app to keep those connections going.

On Wednesday we host a Welcome Reception where you will get to meet other delegates as well as speakers while enjoying canapes and drinks in the early evening. On Thursday, we offer an extraordinary evening at the Säulenhalle, an annex of the Volksgarten nightclub. The ticket price will include an informal Viennese light supper with an open bar for the first two hours, so book your ticket early to avoid disappointment.

Enjoy Vienna

Vienna’s history reaches back to around about the first century AD, when the Romans established the military camp Vindobona. Today, it spans both sides of the famous Danube River. Located in north-eastern Austria, close to the borders of Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia, Vienna lies at the easternmost extension of the Alps.

Visitors to Vienna can expect plenty of amazing experiences. It’s artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud and lends itself to many an historical and educational experience. The city’s architecture is incredible, and the city is rich in historical sites, from St Stephen's Cathedral to exploring Empress Sisi's old gymnasium in the 600-year-old Imperial Palace. The Danube itself provides much to do, with cruises available to see the city from a different viewpoint.

Whether it is your first or tenth time at the ESCP Annual Meeting, we hope you come away refreshed, inspired and better connected than when you arrived. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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