Over 1750 people from around the globe gathered in Budapest April 19-21, 2018 to take part in the first ESGE Days congress. The innovative programme focused on many different aspects of endoscopy and encouraged delegate participation and interaction.

On Thursday the postgraduate programme was well attended and WEO’s session on ERCP packed to capacity. Also the eight parallel sessions on Friday were brimming with activity. Alongside the core programme symposia, the oral presentations were very well received. The live demonstrations, transmitted from Augsburg under the outstanding supervision of Helmut Messmann, were one of the congress highlights. Hands-on training was an integral part of the congress for young colleagues who also appreciated the “EYE Zone” where trainees and early career physicians came together to share information.

WEO looks forward to seeing the next instalment of ESGE Days in 2019 which will take place in Prague in the Czech Republic.

We wish to congratulate ESGE President Thierry Ponchon and the rest of ESGE Governing Board for such a tremendous success of ESGE Days!