Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the 18th International Congress on Colorectal Surgery, which is to be held in person, in the period 5th-7th October 2023, in the city of Varna, Golden Sands Resort, hotel “Admiral”.

For the first time in four years, we will have the opportunity to meet in person and exchange valuable experience gained over the recent years, accumulated in this dynamically developing environment. This year’s congress will focus on robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery, personalised medicine and genetic research on colorectal cancer. Issues related to inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract will also be a part of the discussions.

This year’s congress will be unique and will stand out with the opportunity for your lectures to be personally filmed by a professional team within the event and, subject to your consent, to be published in the only virtual surgery academy in Bulgaria – GI Surgery Academy. You are welcome to share your surgical and therapeutic experience, expanding the scope of content in the virtual library of the platform, and we are committed to making it accessible and visible to the international surgical community..

Kind regards,
Your colleague from Varna, Bulgaria
Prof. Krasimir Ivanov, MD,PhD, DSc
Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Congress

Date and location

 XVIII International Congress of Colorectal Surgery will traditionally will be held in the city of Varna, Bulgaria


Date: 05.10-07.10.2023
Registration: 08:00 ч., 05.10.2023


City: Varna
Hotel: Admiral


• Robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery of the digestive tract;
• Inflammatory diseases of the digestive tract;
• Surgery for liver metastases from colorectal carcinoma;
• Personalized medicine;
• Genetic examinations of oncological colorectal diseases.


We present to you some of the photos of the XVIII Congress on Colorectal Surgery. It gathered over 400 participants from the country and abroad. They discussed innovative trends and techniques in the treatment of malignant and benign diseases of the colon and rectum.


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