EAES Annual Congress

32nd international Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)

Maastricht, The Netherlands

Tuesday 11 June – Friday 14 June 2024

Welcome to the official website of the 32nd international congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) that will be held in Maastricht, The Netherlands from Tuesday 11 June through Friday 14 June 2024.

This is an under construction page as we are rebuilding the congress website. Detailed information about the congress will follow soon.

Information 32nd international EAES congress

Location: MECC, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Date: 11 – 14 June 2024
Congress president: Prof. Nicole Bouvy
Congress theme: EAES goes green

Watch the highlights of the 31st international EAES congress

After more than a year of logistical and scientific preparations, we welcomed almost 1500 attendees from 80 different countries at the 31st international EAES congress in Roma. The theme of the congress was: The future belongs to the next generation.

Participants were able to take their pick from 6 masterclasses, 5 hands-on courses, the technology symposium and 78 high quality sessions in the core congress.
This year we had the debut of the Medical Device Innovation Bootcamp, Artificial Intelligence and Surgical Performance Academy masterclasses which were all well received by the participants.
The Technology corner was extended in comparison to last year. The training carousel could count on many visitors as well and many of them participated in the competition.
The exhibition was located just under the cloud, La Nuvola, basking in daylight and boasting stands from 60 different sponsors. It was great collaborating with them to make the congress a success.

Congress president Nicola Di Lorenzo spoiled us with a great opening ceremony, featuring a lecture by surgeon Nicola Basso on baroque and music played by Oscar winning Italian composer Nicola Piovani.
The social media coverage of the congress was great and podcasts and green screen presentations were recorded.

We could relax and enjoy each other’s company during the social event of the congress, in the open air on a rooftop terrace. At the beginning of the evening, the executive board handed out the certificates and awards to the winners of the award sessions and it is indeed a special experience, standing on the stage with an award in your hands while Queen’s ‘We will rock you’ plays and the crowd is cheering you on.

The EAES congresses are the place to be for minimally invasive surgery, not just for Europeans but also for Asians, Americans, Africans and the rest of the world. New ideas, collaborations and long lasting friendships are born there and experiences are shared in a safe environment. Welcome to the EAES family!