General information

Time and place

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


The language of the congress is English.

EAES 2024 Congress app

Browse the programme, 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 2024 (Networkapp) and use the access code that you’ve received with your registration.

Preliminary information. Might be subject to change.

Registration desk – opening hours:

Hands on course/ masterclass delegates only

Tuesday 11th June 2024 from 08:00-11:00 hrs

Core congress delegates:

Tuesday 11th June 2024 from 14:00-18:30 hrs
Wednesday 12th June 2024 from 08:00-18:00 hrs
Thursday 13th June 2024 from 08:00-18:00 hrs

Exhibition opening hours:

Tuesday 11th June 2024 from 19:00 – 20:00 hrs (welcome reception)
Wednesday 12th June 2024 from 09:00 – 18:00 hrs
Thursday 13th June 2024 from 09:00 – 18:00 hrs

Speaker service centre

Tuesday 11th June 2024 from 08:00-18:00 hrs
Wednesday 12th June 2024 from 08:00-18:00 hrs
Thursday 13th June 2024 from 08:00-18:00 hrs

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.

Identification badges

Name badges will be issued to all participants when they arrive at registration. Access to all scientific session as well as to the exhibition will be possible, only, with your personal badge. Participants are kindly requested to qear 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 or vibration 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.