European Gastric Cancer Congress

7-8 June 2018

Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands

EGCC 2018

The European Gastric Cancer Congress (EGCC) will be held the 7th and 8th June 2018 in Leiden, The Netherlands.

The European Gastric Cancer Association (EGCA) was officially founded during the board meeting of the International Gastric Cancer Association (IGCA) in Beijing 2017 as a European chapter of IGCA. Its precursor, the European Union Network of Excellence, organised her meetings since 2006 biannually in Edinburgh, Rome, Madrid, Cologne, Liverpool and Lisbon.

We would be very happy to welcome you in 2018 in Leiden. We have prepared a multidisciplinary program that covered all the aspects of the management of gastric cancer. A faculty of international renewed speakers will address topics like diagnostic modalities, minimal invasive surgery, multimodality treatment, pathology, targeted & immune therapy and quality of care. Furthermore the latest results of some large trials and the EURECCA project will be presented. Abstracts will be accepted for poster presentations.

The city of Leiden can be reached easily: only 20 min from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The congress venue and hotels are on walking distance from the Leiden railway station.

Beside the for the scientific EGCC program, visiting Leiden is strongly recommended for her rich history, amazing canals, exciting museums and a great atmosphere.

On behalf of the organising committee I look forward meeting you all in June in The Netherlands,

Henk Hartgrink, PhD, MD
Congress President

European Gastric Cancer Association (EGCA) is the European chapter of International Gastric Cancer Association (IGCA)


Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden
Gebouw 3, Hippocratespad 21
2333 ZD Leiden