Scientific Programme

ESGO 2025 Scientific Programme & Planner

The ESGO 2025 Congress kicks off with an exciting programme in Rome, Italy, from February 20-23, 2025.

Don’t miss out on the best practices, new insights, latest findings, practical take-home messages and a wealth of knowledge for your daily practice.


The interactive online programme will be available soon!

Preliminary Programme at a Glance

Download the PDF program for an overview of the ESGO 2025 scientific sessions.

Pre and Post Congress Workshops, official events, and more will be available soon.

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ESGO 2025 Session Types


  • State-of-the-Art (SOA) Session 

Educational lectures presenting new ESGO Guidelines or updates by two or three leading experts.


  • Debate (DEB)

Interactive sessions that offer a sparkling and engaging discussion on controversial issues. Two speakers present an opposite opinion (proponent/opponent) on the given topic.

The discussions are moderated by a chairperson, who concludes the session with a balanced conclusion.


  • Scientific Session (SCS) 

The SCS provide a critical review of diverse aspects of a specific topic. A discussion follows each lecture.


  • Video Session (VS)

The VS feature educational presentations that showcase practical skills, surgical approaches, and diagnostic procedures. Each session is chaired by an expert who can present a video. In addition, the program is composed of 4-5 video presentations submitted as abstracts.


  • Tumour Board (TB) 

An interactive educational session chaired by three experts representing different disciplines. The experts present clinical cases, which panelists comment on and discuss with the audience.


  • Workshop (WS)

Interactive sessions designed to train practical skills.


  • Ask the Expert (ATE) 

Non-formal discussusion with key opinion leaders divided according to topics with the possibility to raise your burning questions.


  • Round Table (RT) 

RTs provide an opportunity to discuss specific topics in an interactive setting.


  • Live Surgery (LS)

LS is a unique scientific session format allowing the audience to watch live surgeries from European hospitals of excellence using different techniques with commentary by experts in the auditorium. Leading figures on the European scene will perform these surgeries.


  • Best Oral Session (BO) 

The session consists of 4 presentations of 10 minutes each selected from submitted abstracts by the Scientific Committee and lectures of invited discussants with Q&A at the end of each presentation.


  • Mini Oral Session (MO) 

The session features 8 presentations of 5 minutes each selected from submitted abstracts by the Scientific Committee, followed by Q&A at the end of each presentation.


  • Best Three-minute Session (B3M) 

This special session includes 12 presentations lasting 3 minutes each (1 slide), followed by Q&A.


  • Young Investigator Session (YIS) 

A special session dedicated to young scientists under the age of 40, consisting of 9 presentations selected by the Scientific Committee and followed by Q&A at the end of each presentation. The best-selected research study will be awarded at the Closing Ceremony.