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

WCES 2021


In order to make it as easy as possible for the participants of WCES 2021, a test facility will be set up at the congress location to perform a PCR test. Participants who wish to make use of this facility can do so in the morning or afternoon. The costs are approximately 95 euros. The result will be available within 12 hours.

You can reserve a time slot in advance via the link below.

Welcome to the official website of WCES 2021, the 17th IFSES 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 24 November through Saturday 27 November 2021.

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

Congress Theme:

EAES goes global

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 is now available.

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.

Prof. Nicole D. Bouvy
Chair EAES Programme Committee


Dear friends, dear colleagues.

I am proud to introduce the 17th  IFSES World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, incorporating the 29th International EAES congress, to be held in Barcelona in November 2021. This congress strives to be a real-world congress, trying to include and share the current controversies in minimally invasive surgery at a world level. Barcelona will be the bigger first congress after the pandemic, and one of the main goals will be to permit to meet and stay together (adhering to the safety rules), in a physical manner.

The current main interest of EAES and IFSES is to organise an MIS congress at a world level, and it has been embodied in the congress theme: ‘EAES goes Global’. We are sure that this post-Covid 19 congress will be a great congress, but we need your trust and support.

Prof. Eduardo M. Targarona
Congress president

Registration is open!

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

Upcoming Events

The EAES 2021 Wintermeeting - on demand available

Now available on-demand. The lectures of the virtual edition of the EAES Wintermeeting. Offered to you by the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. A morning full of lectures about the latest technology in endoscopic surgery.