UCH MAS Centre

Colorectal and GI

Course Title

International Symposium on the Future of Rectal Cancer Surgery


This is a one-day symposium to showcase and debate the 4 common surgical strategies for rectal cancer. The auditorium and theatres will be transformed into 'television studios' with a full production camera crew. The invited audience will watch presentations by world-leading experts followed by live rectal cancer surgery. The live surgery will be 4 cases operated on simultaneously in separate theatres by 4 teams of international experts - open, laparoscopic, robotic and taTME. There will be camera crews in each theatre and live link directly to the auditorium.

The moderators will have interactive iPads which will allow them to draw, annotate or point at specific structures on the surgeons' screens and interact with a global audience via the AIS Channel, Omnitivity and Twitter. This will allow the audience both in the auditorium and live on the internet to interact with the surgical teams.

The surgical specimens will be assessed by pathologists in theatre to compare the techniques. The day will conclude with an expert panel discussion with a consensus document produced for Colorectal Disease journal.

As the entire day will be broadcast live on the AIS channel, surgeons across the globe will be able to watch the event days later.

The faculty and invited audience bring together the world's leading authorities and thought leaders in rectal cancer surgery. These include -

Steven Wexner; Antonio Lacy; Bill Heald; John Nicholls; Richard Cohen; Al Windsor; Mariana Berho; Neil Mortensen; Michael Adamina; Torbjorn Holm; Andre D’Hoore; Yves Panis; Arne Wibe; Nick West; Najib Haboubi; Brendan Moran; Chris Cunningham; Roel Hompes; Eric Rullier; Rodrigo Perez; Jim Khan; Paris Tekkis; Roger Motsen; Tan Arunapalam; David Jayne; Ian Jenkins.

Additional Information

The course is accredited for CPD/CME (6 points) with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (UK) and ACS (USA).

Course Dates Fee(s)

09/12/2016 to 09/12/2016

Registration Fee - £250.00

Course Director Course Convenor

Mr Manish Chand

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