I am delighted to invite you to the 20th Düsseldorf International Endoscopy Symposium. Since
our first meeting it has been our goal to highlight latest developments in endoscopic imaging and
minimally invasive approaches to gastrointestinal and biliopancreatic diseases. With our varied
program of lectures, discussions and live video presentations by experts from different schools
we believe we have created an ideal professional learning environment. The rise in the number of
participants and the very positive results of a detailed evaluation of the previous symposia prove that we have been successful in doing so. The faculty, our team, the congress organization, LUX AV and I will be
pleased to welcome you. We hope you have an interesting and enjoyable stay in Düsseldorf.


Horst Neuhaus


Learning objectives of the symposium

  • Evaluate recent advances in endoscopy; assess their clinical utility and level of evidence
  • Apply new endoscopic techniques, instruments and accessories in GI and biliopancreatic diseases;
    compare them with traditional methods and devices
  • Choose the optimal endoscopic approach for specific case management
  • Manage failed interventions and adverse events
  • Recognize the importance of an interdisciplinary approach
  • Emphasize the importance of quality in endoscopy

International, multimedia and interactive format

  • Live cases transmitted in high definition by a superb professional audiovisual team
    (LUX AV) from the Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf
  • Presentations and demonstrations by world renowned thought-leaders and experts
  • Mini-symposia, state of the art lecture
  • 2 satellite symposia
  • 7 breakout sessions
  • Symposium for nurses
  • Continuous simultaneous translations (German, English, Russian)
  • Interactive discussions / Q & A by microphone, SMS, WhatsApp, Twitter or e-mail
  • Exhibition of a wide range of conventional and novel biomedical products

Intended audience

  • Gastroenterologists, oncologists, internists
  • Surgeons, interventional radiologists
  • Nurses
  • Trainees, students

Symposium location: Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf

  • Situated at the International Airport and easily accessible by all forms of transport
  • Modern conference hall with high quality audiovisual transmission and a spacious area for the
  • Convivial atmosphere for breaks and informal interchanges
  • Short distance to the city center for combining work with pleasure
    (e.g. cultural venues, famous shopping, diversity of restaurants)
  • Convenient accommodation at special rates

COCS GmbH - Congress Organization C. Schäfer

  • A professional and experienced organization which has successfully managed our previous symposia
    as well as many other national and international congresses
  • Online registration, national certification, CME accreditation will be arranged
  • Reasonable registration fee includes all symposium activities, satellite symposia, breakout sessions,
    lunches, refreshments and free access to the local public transport system


  • Program download (English, German, Russian)
  • Online registration
  • Updated information
  • Selected lectures and live video cases