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7-9th December 2017




08:00 - Registration


08:30 - Welcome address: Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, London, UK; Narimantas Samalavicius, Klaipėda, Lithuania & Pasquale Giordano, London, UK


08:35 - 10:15 How I do it 'Session I'  


Moderators: Pasquale Giordano, London, UK & Antonio Longo, Palmero, Italy  


  1. Parastomal Hernia. A difficult problem - A new solution? Ajai Samad, Liverpool, UK

  2. Submucosal Ligation Of Fistula Tract (SLOFT) for ano-rectal fistula: An effective and easy technique. Dilip Umakant Pathak, Jabalpur, India

  3. Ano-vaginal and perineal reconstruction with X-flap and sphincteroplasty for Cloaca-like deformity after severe obstetric injury. Vita Klimasauskiene, London, UK

  4. Robotic Repair of pelvic floor hernia. Jiri Bem, New York, USA


Moderators:  Narimantas Samalavicius, Klaipėda, Lithuania & Dursun Bugra, Istanbul, Turkey


  1. Glove port for hand assisted laparoscopy. An economical alternative. Dimple Sapre, Sutton in Ashfield, UK

  2. Laparoscopic right colectomy: bottom-to-up approach. Joana Magalhaes, Porto, Portugal

  3. Robotic Intracorporeal Treatment of Crohn's Disease: Right Colectomy and Reversal of Loop Ileostomy. Michael Dolberg, Pembroke Pines, USA

  4. Laparoscopic left-side colectomy with natural orifice specimen extraction (NOSE). Leonor Matos, Porto, Portugal


10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break


10:45 - 10:55 Lecture - Obstructive Defaecation Syndrome . What does actually go wrong? - Andrew Williams, London, UK


10:55 - 12:15 Debate Session I - Obstructive Defaecation Syndrome - My way is the best. Moderators: Andrew Williams, London, UK & Evagelos Xynos, Crete, Greece


1. Ventral Colpo-Recto-Pexy - Gonzalo Hagerman, Mexico City, Mexico

2. Internal delormes procedure for ODS - Mario Trompetto, Vercelli , Italy

3. STARR procedure - Angelo Stuto, Italy

4. The Pelvic Organs Prolapse Suspension  (POPS) procedure - Antonio Longo, Palmero, Italy


Debate & Discussion: (20 minutes)


12:15 - 12:45 State of Art Lecture I:  Urorectal fistulation following the treatment of rectal cancer and prostate cancer - Tony Mundy, London, UK


12:45 - 14:00 Lunch


14:00 - 15:30 IBD symposium 'The Dream MDT'


Moderator:  Dr Patrick Dubois, London, UK  

Panel:  Suzanne Ryan, Sami Hoque, Sara McCartney, Janindra Warusavitarne, Asif Haq, Richard Cohen - London, UK


15:30 - 15:45 Lecture - LIRIC Singing for the surgeons - Sami Hoque, London, UK


15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break


16:00 - 17:00 Free paper session - '7 Of The Best Submitted Abstracts' Moderators: Dimitrios Pissas, London, UK & Audrius Dulskas, Vilnius, UK


  1. Usefulness of faecal calprotectin testing in patients referred with suspected colorectal cancer. Lampros Palyvos et al, London, UK

  2. Do we have Another Option to Treat Bleeding Haemorrhoids? The Emborrhoid Technique: Our Experience and Preliminary Results In 8 Patients. Elisabetta Moggia et al, La Spezia, Italy

  3. Is Patient factor more important than Surgeon factor in sepsis prevention in colorectal surgery? Elroy Weledji, Limbe, Cameroon.

  4. Surgical Technique for rectovaginal fistula in Crohn's Disease. Giovanni Milito et al, Rome, Italy

  5. The Quality of Recovery following Colorectal Resections. Rachel Thavayogan et al, Nottingham, UK

  6. Is there a difference comparing similar stage left to right colon cancer? Aris Plastiras et al, London, UK

  7. Perineal hernia repair post abdominoperineal excision of rectum: results of a simple bridging. John Black et al, Leicester, UK


17:00 - 18:30 Wine & Cheese




08:45 - 09:00 How I do it 'Session II - ‘Precision colonic onco-surgery’ - Narasimhaiah Srinivasaiah, Harrow, UK


09:00 - 10:30 Debate Session II: Moderators - Joseph Nunoo-Mensah London, UK & Pasquale Giordano, London, UK


1. Complete mesoloconic excision (CME) - a must in cancer surgery - Evagelos Xynos, Crete, Greece (For) vrs Dursun Bugra, Istanbul, Turkey (Against )


2. Laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer is in its prime time - Narimantas Samalavicius, Klaipėda, Lithuania (For) vrs Against - Yury Shelygin, Moscow, Russia (Against )


3. Local staging of rectal cancer is so imprecise that all patients should receive maximum neoadjuvant therapy before surgery - Michael DolbergPembroke Pines, USA (For), USA vrs Against - Paris Tekkis, London, UK (Against)


10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break


11:00 - 11:30 State of Art Lecture II - Organ preservation - 'watch and wait' strategy, TReC, STAR-TReC and beyond. Simon Bach, Birmingham, UK


11:30 - 12:30 Consultant's Corner 'Low Rectal Cancer'


Moderators: Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, London, UK; Narimantas Samalavicius, Klaipėda, Lithuania

Panel: Yury Shelygin, Russia; Simon Bach, UK; Jean Jacques Tuech, France; Paris Tekkis, UK; Michael Dolberg, USA; Mario Trompetto, Italy & Antoine Brouquet, France


12:30 - 14:00 Lunch


14:00 - 15:00 Colorectal Cancer Session Moderators - Gonzalo Hagerman, Mexico City, Mexico & Philippe Rouanet, Montpellier, France


  1. Colonoscopic perforation - Varut Lohsiriwat, Thailand

  2. Histopathological assessment of radicality after polypectomy - Salvador Diaz-Cano, London, UK

  3. Management of malignant polyps - Richard Cohen, London, UK

  4. Personalised management of rectal cancer: the elderly & the pregnant - Evangelos Xynos, Crete, Greece


15:00 - 15:10 How I do it 'Session III - TATME - Danilo Miskovic, London, UK


15:10 - 16:30 GRECCAR Group Session on Rectal Cancer 


Moderators: Pasquale Giordano, London, UK & Danilo Miskovic, London, UK


  1. Tips and tricks for TATMEJean Jacques Tuech, Rouen, France 

  2. Can we choose a technique for proctectomy according to the surgical difficulties? - Philippe Rouanet, Montpellier, France

  3. Surgery for local recurrence - Quentin Denost, Bordeaux, France  

  4. Surgery without radiotherapy for operable rectal carcinoma - Antoine Brouquet, Paris, France


16:30 Closing remarks: Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, London, UK; Narimantas Samalavicius, Klaipėda, Lithuania; Pasquale Giordano, London, UK & Philippe Rouanet, Montpellier, France




Postgraduate course and workshops - At Weston Education Centre, King's College Hospital, 10 Cutcombe Road, London, SE5 9RJ


1. Pelvic Floor Assessment - 3D US & HRM anophysiology 

2. Complex abdominal wall reconstuction workshop

3. Haemorrhoid & Fistula workshop

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