During SBAD congress in Brasilia, on November 12, 2017, Dr Jean-François Rey, President of World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) and Dr Flávio Hayato Ejima, President of Sociedade Brasileira de Endoscopia Digestiva (SOBED) signed the official agreement for ENDO 2020 – 2nd World Congress of GI Endoscopy.

ENDO 2020 will be held in the bustling city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, from 7-10 March, 2020 and preparations for the congress are already well underway. Members of the Scientific and Steering committee representing the different partner societies and more than 14 countries worldwide met for the first time in Barcelona, on October 28, 2017 whilst attending the UEG Week. The committees discussed the focus and initial structure of the scientific program which will include specialized symposia, high quality live demonstrations and hands-on-training sessions. The first meeting of the Local organizing committee was held in Brasilia during SBAD congress on November 12, 2017 and brought together main representatives from the local partner societies within Latin-America.

Following the exceptional success of ENDO 2017, held in Hyderabad, the ENDO 2020 congress will continue to address the increasing complexity and everyday issues faced by endoscopists worldwide.

WEO is very pleased to partner with SOBED on this occasion. For more information on the congress, please visit the event website www.endo2020.org