International and Large National Meetings of Interest to Colon and Rectal Surgeons
The following is a list of major meetings of interest to the global readership of DC&R, created 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 at
VIRTUAL and HYBRID meetings are indicated. The form for several meetings remains to be confirmed.

November 2020

November 5-8, 2020: Japan Digestive Disease Week, HYBRID MEETING,
Kobe, Japan
Abstract deadline: March 24, 2020
November 11-14, 2020: Congress of International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons with the Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Coloproctology, VIRTUAL MEETING
Abstract deadline: 20 June 2020
November 19-20, 2020: Frontiers in Intestinal and Colorectal Disease, St Mark’s, VIRTUAL MEETING
Abstract deadline: n/a
November 29-December 2, 2020: European Colorectal Congress, VIRTUAL MEETING
Abstract deadline: tbc

January 2021

January 31-February 2, 2021: Alpine Colorectal Meeting, Chourchevel, France
Abstract deadline: n/a

February 2021


March 2021


April 2021

April 7-9, 2021: Annual Congress of Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Abstract deadline: tbc
April 24-28, 2021: American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, HYBRID MEETING, San Diego, CA
Abstract deadline: passed

May 2021

May 5-7, 2021: Association of General Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland International Surgical Congress, form tbc