Masterclass at a glance

Sunday, 30 November 2014

The Masterclass in Colorectal Surgery is an intensive one-day course intended to provide the attendee with the fundamentals of colorectal surgery. The course covers extensively many topics paramount to the safe practice of contemporary colorectal procedures, including surgical anatomy and technique pertaining to mesocolic and mesorectal excisions, management of colonic volvulus, imaging of the anus and rectum, pelvic floor disorders and expert proctology, management of anastomotic leaks and implementation of enhanced recovery pathways.

The course is convened by a renowned international faculty coming from prestigious institutions across Europe and North America. It includes a luncheon with the Professors, allowing to interact with the faculty. The current format of the European Board of Surgical Qualification in Coloproctology Examination will also be presented. While didactic aspects will be stressed and the course may serve as a preparation to board certification / recertification, it may also suit the need of experienced surgeons who wish to deepen their understanding of key issues in colorectal surgery. The course can be booked independently of the European Colorectal Congress. Hand-outs, coffee, and lunch are included. Eight CME credits are granted by the Swiss Society for Surgery.

The number of participants in the Masterclass on Sunday at Hotel Ramada is limited to 400. Pre-registration is strongly recommended as places are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.

Venue Masterclass

Ramada Hotel (next to ICM)
Konrad-Zuse-Platz 14
81829 München 
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Programme at a glance

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Welcome coffee and registration

Introduction & course objectives
Michel Adamina, Winterthur, CH

Surgical anatomy revisited: complete mesocolic excision & total mesorectal excision
Ayhan Kuzu, Ankara, TR

Performing a safe and thorough complete mesocolic excision
Brendan Moran, Basingstoke, UK

Optimal oncologic surgery translates in optimal outcomes
Phil Quirke, Leeds, UK

Coffee break

Presentation and management of acute colonic volvulus
Chris Cunningham, Oxford, UK

A primer on imaging of the anal canal and rectum
Gina Brown, Surrey, UK

The EBSQ Coloproctology Examination
Michel Adamina, Winterthur, CH

Lunch break
Luncheon with the Professors

An expert view on acute management of hemorrhoids, prolapse and fistula in ano
Bruno Roche, Geneva, CH

Investigations and management of pelvic floor disorders
Roel Hompes, Oxford, UK

Step by step laparoscopic ventral rectopexy – lessons learned
Andre d'Hoore, Leuven, BE

Coffee break

Contemporary management of anastomotic leaks
Herand Abcarian, Chicago, USA

Implementing enhanced recovery pathways: advice from the expert
Willem Bemelman, Amsterdam, NL

Wrap-up and attendance certificate
Michel Adamina, Winterthur, CH