Official & Networking Events

Thursday, March 7, 2024

ESGO 2024 Opening Ceremony

15:00 – 15:30

All registered participants are invited to the Opening ceremony. The session will include the welcome speeches and a lecture about the future of surgery.


Welcome Drink

19:00 – 20:00

A welcome drink will be offered to all delegates free of charge within the Exhibition area at the Barcelona International Convention Centre - CCIB.


Networking Event organised by ENYGO

21:00 – 24:00

We invite all delegates, fellows, students, and trainees to join friends and colleagues, old and new, at the Networking event organised by ENYGO. It will be held in the prestigeous seashore Carpe Diem Lounge Club Barcelona in La Barceloneta district. The price of 30 € includes an entrance fee and 2 drinks.



Friday, March 8, 2024

Presidential and Awards Session

14:10 – 15:10

This session will include a speech from the ESGO President about the future visions of the society and the ESGO Helga Salvesen Translational Research Award.

ESGO General Assembly 

18:00 – 19:30

All ESGO members are welcome to participate.

Invited Speakers Dinner 

20:00 – 23:00

We cordially invite all faculty of ESGO 2024 to a get-together dinner at one of Barcelona’s spotlights.

*This event is open only to invited speakers.

Saturday, March 9, 2024

ESGO Awareness Run & Walk 

07:30 – 08:30

Start your day with a meaningful exercise or a pleasant walk on the seashore close to the congress venue. Winners of the run will get a plaque for Best running man and Best running woman during the Closing ceremony.


Sunday, March 10, 2024

ESGO 2024 Closing Ceremony

12:30 – 13:00

All delegates are invited to the Closing ceremony at the end of the congress programme. The ceremony will include the ESGO awareness run award and Young Investigators Award as well as an invitation to the next ESGO congress in 2025, the beautiful city of Rome.


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