General information

Time and place

The 32nd International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) will be held at MECC convention center in Maastricht, the Netherlands from Tuesday 11 June through Friday 14 June 2024.


The language of the congress is English.

Congress President:
Prof. Nicole Bouvy (The Netherlands)
Programme Committee:
Chair:Suzanne Gisbertz (The Netherlands)
Alberto Arezzo (Italy)
Catalin Copaescu (Romania)
George Hanna (UK)
Nader Francis (UK)
Thanjakumar Arulampalam (UK)
Yoav Mintz (Israel)
Salvador Morales Conde (Spain)
Andrea Pietrabissa (Italy)
Dorin Popa (Sweden)
Preliminary information. Might be subject to change.

Registration desk – opening hours:

Hands on course/ masterclass delegates only
Tuesday 20th June 08:00-11:00

Core congress delegates:

Tuesday 20th June 14:00-18:30
Wednesday 21st June 08:00-18:00
Thursday 22nd June 08:00-18:00

Exhibition opening hours:

Tuesday 20 June, 2023 19:00 – 20:00 (welcome reception)
Wednesday 21 June, 2023 09:00 – 18:00
Thursday 22 June, 2023 09:00 – 18:00

Delegates registration fee includes:

  • Admission to all scientific sessions and poster presentations
  • Admission to the opening ceremony and welcome reception – Tuesday 20 June 2023
  • Admission to exhibition
  • Certificate of attendance (after filling in the online survey)
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch

Pre congress courses / masterclasses registration fee includes:

  • Admission to pre congress course / masterclass Tuesday 20 June and Friday 23 June 2023
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch

EAES 2023 Congress app

Browse the program, create and manage your own agenda, upload your profile, interact with colleagues/friends and lots of more features for your convenience. 

Download the congress app for EAES 2023 (Networkapp) and use the access code that you have received with your registration confirmation.



Abstracts selected for the 31th International Congress of the EAES will be published in a separate issue of the journal Surgical Endoscopy dedicated to congress abstracts, and will be available as an online version only.


Free paper oral – video presentation

Seven minutes are allocated for oral presentation and three minutes for discussion. Please do not run overtime! Ten slides are usually enough.

Speaker service centre

The speaker service centre is available for presentation preview as per the schedule above.

Speakers’ full co-operation in terms of ensuring the smooth-running of their presentation will greatly enhance the quality of the congress and will be appreciated.

Speakers using Microsoft PowerPoint for their presentation should bring their USB stick and/or laptop computer to the presentation preparation room no later than two hours before the start of their session in order to ensure compatibility and correct function. Speakers for the first session of each day should hand in their presentation the previous evening at least two hours before closing time.

Presentations may be adjusted prior to downloading onto the network.

The use of personal laptops during the sessions will compromise the smooth running of a very busy program, and we strongly advise against this.

Technicians will be available to assist you with your presentation and the set-up.

Size of presentations: Presentations with incorporated figures and especially video clips may cause problems and delays if not sorted out beforehand. Such presentations should be downloaded and distributed to the session name as early as possible in the preview room.

Please collect your presentation after your session from the presentation preview room.

We recognize that slides and PowerPoint presentations are personal property and they will be treated as such. Please do not hesitate to ask at the AV preview room if you have any questions.

E-Poster presentation (Digital posters)

All submitted posters will be available for inspection on flat screen poster display stations which are located in the dedicated E-poster area.

Identification badges

Name badges will be issued to all participants when they arrive at registration. Access to all scientific sessions as well as to the exhibition will be possible, only, with your personal badge. Participants are kindly requested to wear their badges during all meeting activities. Your registration number is on your badge and you will need this to fill in the congress survey in order to obtain your certificate.

Mobile phones

We appreciate that all congress participants need to be available for calls, but the organisers and the chairmen of the sessions ask that all mobile phones are set to mute mode in all sessions and that calls are taken away from the sessions.

Wi-Fi access

There is free Wi-Fi access in the congress venue.