Dear colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the 8th European Colorectal Congress (ECC) from 1 to 4 of December 2014 at the ICM Congress Center, Munich, Germany.

This year's topic is:

Innovation meets Tradition

There will be again a Masterclass in Colorectal Surgery on Sunday before the start of the Congress where experts will provide pearls of wisdom for the contemporary management of a wide range of Colorectal Diseases in a didactic format, including surgical anatomy and techniques, imaging, and perioperative care.

There will be the opportunity to watch top surgeons live from an operating theatre. Furthermore, we would like to encourage you to hand in free papers on Colorectal Surgery. The best paper will win the Poster Award.

I am looking forward to welcoming you at the Congress in Munich.

Best regards,

Prof. Dr. Jochen Lange
Foundation of Surgery