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

Congress of the Foundation of the Spanish Association of Coloproctology

Date: May 15-17, 2019
Country: Valladolid, Spain
Abstract deadline: n/a

Digestive Diseases Week

Date: 18-21 May 2019
Country:  Washington, DC
Abstract deadline: closed

June 2019

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting

Date: June 1-5, 2019
Country:  Cleveland, Ohio
Abstract deadline: tbc

European Association of Endoscopic Surgery International Congress

Date: June 12-15, 2019
Country: Seville, Spain
Abstract deadline: February 15, 2019

July 2019


Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland Annual Meeting

Date: July 1-3, 2019
Country:  Dublin, UK
Abstract deadline: January 12, 2019

World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer

Date: July 3-6, 2019
Country:  Barcelona, Spain
Abstract deadline: March 13, 2019

General Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Date: July 17-19, 2019
Country: Tokyo, Japan
Abstract deadline: December 17, 2018

August 2019