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

January 2020

January 12-14, 2020: Alpine Colorectal Meeting, Valbella-Lenzerheide, Switzerland
Abstract deadline: n/a

February 2020

February 12-15, 2020: Congress of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation, Vienna,
Abstract deadline: November 21, 2019

February 20-22, 2020: ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand
Abstract deadline: January 20, 2020

March 2020

March 13, 2020: Rectal Cancer Forum 2020, Stockholm, Sweden
Abstract deadline: n/a

April 2020

April 1-4, 2020: Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual
Meeting, Cleveland, OH
Abstract deadline: January 15, 2020

April 2-4, 2020: Annual Clinical Congress and Scientific Meeting of the Philippine Society of
Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Manila, Philippines
Abstract deadline: n/a

April 15-17, 2020: Annual Congress of Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Medicine,
Baltimore, MD
Abstract deadline: January 31, 2020

May 2020

May 2-5, 2020: Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago, IL
Abstract deadline: December 2, 2019

May 11-15, 2020: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress,
Melbourne, Australia
Abstract deadline: March 15, 2020

May 20-22, 2020: Congress of the Foundation of the Spanish Association of Coloproctology,