International Society Meetings
The following is a list of major meetings of interest to the global readership of DC&R. It is continuously updated and includes meetings during the current and subsequent calendar year to help plan travel and abstract submission.
We include academic meetings hosted by large societies and teaching institutions in the colon and rectal surgery field and related fields. To propose additions please email details to the Section Editor for International Content on

March 2019

Congress of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation

Date: March 6-9, 2019
Country:  Copenhagen, Denmark
Abstract deadline: December 1, 2018

European Multidisciplinary Colorectal Cancer Congress

Date: March 9-11, 2019
Country: Lisbon, Portugal
Abstract deadline: February 1, 2019


Congress of Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology

Date: March 14-17, 2019 
Country: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Abstract deadline: December 31, 2018

Brisbane Functional Colorectal Conference 

Date: March 15-16, 2019:
Country: Brisbane, Australia
Abstract deadline: n/a

April 2019

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting