The European Multidisciplinary Colorectal Cancer Congress (EMCCC) is the European conference that truly provides a platform for in-depth multidisciplinary interaction among the various research areas involved. The Dutch Colorectal Cancer Group (DCCG) has taken the initiative for the EMCCC since 2001. The conference in 2019 builds upon eight previous successful multidisciplinary conferences on colorectal cancer which were held in the Netherlands, Germany and France. The EMCCC offers an intimate scientific/educational environment for more than 700 participants. The meeting will be hosted in the Lisbon Congress Center, Lisbon, Portugal from 9 March until 11 March 2019. For more information, see the EMCCC flyer.