17th IFSES World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery - hosted by the EAES

WCES 2021

Congress Theme:

EAES goes global

Welcome to the official website of WCES 2021, the 17th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery in conjunction with the 29th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) and incorporating the 16th Meeting of the section of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Technological Innovation of the Spanish Association of Surgery.

WCES 2021 will be held in Barcelona, Spain from Wednesday 7 July through Saturday 10 July 2021.

Please use the menu option to navigate through the available information about the program, hotel accommodation, registration and more.

Dear colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 17th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, incorporating the 29th annual congress of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) in the CCIB Congress Centre in Barcelona, Spain.

The theme of the congress is ‘EAES goes global’.

More information about the scientific programme will follow soon.

Enjoy with us this EAES Congress that will be “the meeting” for minimal access surgeons all over the world in 2021 and have a nice stay in Barcelona.

Nicole D. Bouvy
Chair EAES Programme Committee


Congress president: Prof. Eduardo Targarona

Registration will open soon!

Find more information about the registration. Delegates are encouraged to register online.

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