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15th Conference of the European Council of Enterostomal Therapist, ECET 2021, in collaboration with EWMA-Journées Cicatrisations 2021 and A.F.E.T.

We are very proud to announce that the next Biennial Meeting of the European Council of Enterostomal Therapy, ECET 2021 will be held jointly with the European Wound Management Association Annual Conference, EWMA-Journées Cicatrisations 2021. 

We would like to address the very special situation that health care professionals all over the world have experienced during most of 2020 and probably will continue to face a while ahead. Extreme challenges, steep learning curves and thoughts about what can we do to overcome the challenges, how do we move along and how do we meet and treat patients and educate relatives?

Thus, this new reality will be reflected in the scientific programme and of course in the theme of 2021:

Global pandemic and caring for people with ostomy, incontinence, and wound healing disorders

The conference will take place 7-9 July 2021 in Paris, France (rescheduled from April 2021) - one of the most beautiful cities in the world with easy access from all destinations.


By joining forces with EWMA-Journées Cicatrisations 2021, ECET 2021 participants get a unique opportunity to benefit from a huge number of high-quality scientific sessions, excellent networking opportunities and the possibility to meet more than 160 wound healing and stoma care companies.

• A specific ECET 2021 program with the latest knowledge within Ostomy, Wounds and Continence – just as you know it

• Possibility to attend all offered sessions including EWMA-Journées Cicatrisations 2021 sessions*

• Bridge-building sessions on mutual interests of ECET and EWMA

• Bilingual English & French

*An additional registration fee applies. 

At ECET 2019 nearly 700 participants and industry representatives from all over Europe enjoyed some exciting days of knowledge sharing, learning and networking. 

After challenging and uncertain times in 2020 with social distancing, lock-downs and online meetings, we believe more than ever in the need for meeting each other in the "real" world and sharing our experiences and knowledge in a safe way. 

We will do out utmost to create a rewarding and safe 2021 conference and we can't wait to welcome all of you in Paris.

ECET 2021 will be organised in collaboration with l’Association Française d’Entérostoma-Thérapeutes (A.F.E.T.)

With kind regards from the Board of ECET and AFET President,

Gabriele Kroboth, ECET President                             Danièle Chaumier, AFET President
Werner Droste, ECET Vice-President
Renata Batas, ECET PR Officer
Danila Maculotti, ECET Treasurer

Important dates

Conference dates: NEW dates 7-9 July 2021 (rescheduled from 14 - 16 April 2021)
Abstract submission opens: Open
Registration opens: January 2021
Abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2021
Early registration deadline: May 2021

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Official languages

English and French.

Simultaneous translation ENG/FR + FR/ENG of most sessions.

Conference venue

Palais des Congrès de Paris

2 Place de la Porte Maillot

75017 Paris