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

April 2019

European Federation for Colorectal Cancer International Congress

Date: April 24-27, 2019
Country: Vienna, Austria
Abstract deadline: January 16, 2019

Annual Congress of Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Medicine 

Date: April 25-27, 2019  
Country: Washington, DC
Abstract deadline: February 1, 2019

May 2019

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery World Congress 

Date: May 1-3, 2019
Country: Liverpool, UK
Abstract deadline: February 15, 2019

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress

Date: May 6-10, 2019 
Country: Bangkok, Thailand
Abstract deadline: January 27, 2019

International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland 

Date: May 7-9, 2019
Country: Telford, UK
Abstract deadline: January 18, 2019

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