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

We hope you’ve enjoyed Galapagos-sponsored activities so far at British Society of Gastroenterology Campus 2021 and the 2021 Gastrointestinal Nursing Conference. Following from the excitement of World IBD Day, we’re getting ready for ECCO 2021 - read on to find out about our plans.

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), 2–3 and 8–10 July 2021.

Don’t miss our two exciting, discussion-focused symposia highlighting patient-important factors in UC and the importance of a holistic approach to remission, and exploring how evolution in management can optimise patient care. Sessions will be presented by leading experts in IBD including Professor Alessandro Armuzzi, Dr Tim Raine, Professor Charlie Lees and Professor Mathurin Fumery.

We’ll be complementing these sponsored sessions at ECCO with an externally-hosted, practice-oriented 'Meet the Expert' session presented by Professor Séverine Vermeire and IBD specialist nurse Tessy Lambrechts.

This programme is not affiliated with ECCO.

Click here for ECCO programme

We see what UC: time for a holistic approach to remission

Watch the video to hear Professor Axel Dignass provide an overview of the topics that will be discussed in the Galapagos-sponsored symposium: We see what UC: time for a holistic approach to remission.


We hope to see you there!


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.

3–5 October 2021

UEG Week 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.

22–27 October 2021

ACG 2021

The American College of Gastroenterology is a recognised leader in educating gastroenterology professionals and the general public about digestive disorders, and their Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course is a key event in the IBD calendar. ACG 2021 will offer gastroenterology physicians the opportunity to network with peers, share experiences from their practice, learn the latest clinical information on key gastroenterology topics, and see the latest advances in gastrointestinal technology and therapeutics throughout the Exhibit Hall.

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.

17–19 November 2021

Frontiers in Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Disease 2021

The St Mark’s 19th Annual International Congress, Frontiers in Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Disease is a three-day online event with the opportunity to attend in person at the Royal College of Physicians, London, on Wednesday 17 November. St Mark’s Frontiers is focussed on topics that physicians come across on a day-to-day basis, as well as hosting cutting-edge symposia. The meeting is organised into a number of plenary sessions, all of which are multidisciplinary and presented by leading experts, so expect some fascinating talks and insights from across the spectrum of gastrointestinal disease and care.