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

General Information

Time and place

The 17th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (WCES) will be held at the CCIB Congress Centre in Barcelona, Spain from Wednesday 24 November through Saturday 27 November 2021.


The language of the congress is English.

Preliminary information. Might be subject to change.

Registration desk – opening hours:

Hands-on course/masterclass delegates only:

Wednesday 24 November 07:00  10:00

Core congress delegates:

Wednesday 24 November 14:00  18:30
Thursday 25 November 07:00  18:30
Friday 26 November 07:00  18:00

Exhibition opening hours:

Wednesday 24 November 19:00  21:00 (Welcome reception) 
Thursday 25 November 09:00  18:00 
Friday 26 November 09:00  18:00

Speaker service centre opening hours:

Wednesday 24 November 07:00 – 18:30
Thursday 25 November 07:00 – 18:30
Friday 26 November 07:00 – 17:30

Delegates registration fee includes:

  • Admission to all scientific sessions and poster presentations
  • Admission to the opening ceremony and welcome reception – Wednesday 24 November
  • 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 Wednesday 24 November and/or Saturday 27 November
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch

EAES 2021 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. 

More information will follow.


Abstracts selected for the 17th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery 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.

AV preview room

The speaker service centre is available for presentation preview on Wednesday and Thursday from 07:00 – 18:30 hrs and on and Friday from 07:00 – 17:30 hrs.

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 recognise 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.

Upcoming Events

The EAES 2022 Wintermeeting - on demand available now

The recorded lectures of the 2022 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. ‘Innovations in surgery – from lab to OR’.