Keep up to date with the biggest events in the IBD calendar

Following the success of the Galapagos-sponsored symposia at British Society of Gastroenterology Campus 2021 and at the Gastrointestinal Nursing Conference earlier this year, we are delighted to be supporting a range of educational activities for World IBD Day this May, and at the upcoming ECCO congress in July. If you are keen to stay up to date with our future congress activities, as well as other key dates in the IBD calendar, check out the events table below.

Don’t miss Galapagos-sponsored
activities at ECCO 2021

Galapagos are delighted to be sponsoring a range of expert-led activities at the upcoming 16th Congress of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) 2021.

Join us for insights from internationally renowned leaders in IBD, who will be bringing their perspectives on current unmet needs for patients with IBD and considering how optimised, holistic care can be implemented to improve patients’ lives.

Watch this space for more details - we hope to see you there!


19 May 2021

World IBD Day

On World IBD Day, healthcare professionals in gastroenterology and IBD patient associations from around the globe will come together to raise awareness of how IBD impacts on a person’s general well-being and of the burden of IBD.

Galapagos are pleased to be supporting the European Federation of Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis Associations’ #breakthesilence campaign for World IBD Day.

Please look out for our activities across social media in partnership with Crohn’s and Colitis UK, and check out our new World IBD Day content in the ‘Hot Topics' tab!

21–23 May 2021

DDW Virtual 2021

Digestive Disease Week is the world’s premier meeting for physicians, researchers and industry in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

The congress brings you high-quality sessions with practical and useful take-home information, plus access to top-tier cutting-edge research and opportunities to discuss changes in gastroenterology with leaders in the field.

2–3 & 8–10 July 2021

ECCO 2021

The European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation 2021 congress is the leading international congress for IBD. The 2021 programme will have a major focus on precision medicine in IBD, in addition to specialist insights on the true burden of IBD, optimal management of complications, patient monitoring and therapeutic goals.

Watch this space for updates on our exciting activities at ECCO!

5–7 July 2021

ACPGBI Annual meeting

The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland group is the 1000-plus surgeons, nurses, and allied professionals who advance the knowledge and treatment of bowel diseases in Britain and Ireland.

The annual meeting will bring a series of presentations from UK and international keynote speakers on a range of key topics in colorectal disease management.

2–6 October 2021

UEGW 2021

Representing over 30,000 specialists, United European Gastroenterology combines all the leading European medical specialist and national societies focussing on digestive health.

The annual UEG Week congress provides an opportunity to keep up with the latest and greatest scientific advancements in gastroenterology.

8–12 November 2021

BSG Annual Meeting

The British Society of Gastroenterology’s Annual Meeting is a 3-day congress providing an exciting programme of basic and clinical science symposia as well as state-of-the-art lectures from international and UK speakers and moderated poster rounds, all complemented by a fully integrated industry-supported programme.