Spring Colorectal Meeting 201825-10-2018 - 27-10-2018
It gives us great pleasure, on behalf of CSSANZ and the Colon & Rectal Surgery Section, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, to invite you to the Spring Colorectal Meeting 2018. The meeting is being held at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, Western Australia from 25th to 27th October 2018.
In addition to local speakers, we have invited three international experts that will bring great knowledge and insight to a rich and rewarding program. They are Professor Andrew Renehan of the Christie Hospital (UK), Professor Paris Tekkis of the Royal Marsden Hospital (UK) and Professor Larissa Temple of the University of Rochester Medical Centre (USA).
The weather is usually very pleasant in late October and the social program will include welcome drinks at the historic Fremantle Prison and the conference dinner at the Fremantle Maritime Museum where the Australia II winning America’s Cup Yacht is on display.
We look forward to welcoming you to Fremantle in October 2018.
Greg Makin and Michael Warner
Convener and Academic Convener
Introductory MIMIC and Robotic Training Programme27-07-2018 - 29-07-2018
This Programme is aimed at junior consultants and fellows interested in pursuing robotic surgery. The 3 day introductory Programme will be the first of its kind in Australia and New Zealand and invites Fellows from Urology, General Surgery, ENT and Gynaecology to attend.
The course will include lectures, live surgical demonstration, as well as the opportunity to get hands-on experience with the robotic similar (MIMIC) currently available at Liverpool Hospital.
The course will cover the following topics:
- functions and operation of the da Vinci Surgical System
- ergonomics of the da Vinci Surgical System robot and available robotic instrumentation
- patient selection
- patient positioning, da Vinci surgical team position and robotic surgical approaches.
- technique of robotic intracorporeal suturing and knot tying
- robotic tissue dissection techniques using various energy modalities
- robotic simulation training - hands-on experience with MIMIC systems well as da Vinci Simulator
The course will be held from the 27- 29 July 2018 at Liverpool Hospital.
Cost will be $200 per person.
Core Skills: Introduction to Colorectal Surgery Workshop16-08-2018
Core Skills: Introduction to Colorectal Surgery is a highly practical workshop aimed at providing Service Registrars and junior trainees in General Surgery with a greater understanding and improved level of competence in the basic techniques required for laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
Practical sessions utilise specialised colorectal laparoscopic models with tissue inserts, animal tissue models and laparoscopic simulators. This includes:
- Bench top stapling: principles of stapling devices and end to end anastomosis
- Small bowel anastomosis
- Laparoscopic appendectomy exercise
- Laparoscopic right hemi mobilisation
- Laparoscopic loop ileostomy formation
Demonstrations and practical set up for laparoscopic exercises includes trocar placement, instrument choice and placement, dissection, manipulation and clips/stapling. Comprehensive presentations will be given on dissection techniques and vessel control, ergonomics, entry techniques, sealing vessels, the role of the assistant, and more.
Please see the attached brochure for further workshop details.
Colorectal Cancer Conference 201816-08-2018 - 17-08-2018
12th Colorectal Cancer Conference – A Multidisciplinary Approach
The international guest this year is Dr George Chang from The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr Chang will present the Jack Mackay Plenary Lecture and have wonderful insights to share over the two days.
The multidisciplinary approach to lower gastrointestinal cancer management remains the cornerstone of the approach of the conference involving medical practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals and laboratory researchers. The program will cover state of the art clinical practice, including current areas of controversy, immunotherapy including what is on the future horizon.
Please see the Conference Website for further information.
AGITG 20th Annual Scientific Meeting31-10-2018 - 02-11-2018
Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group 20th Annual Scientific Meeting
Brisbane Convention Centre
Convenor: Professor Eva Segelov
The AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting serves not only as a forum for the presentation of state-of-the art overviews on the pathobiological and clinical aspects of GI cancer, but also affords the opportunity to the Australasian scientific community to explore future directions for research and collaboration. The meeting provides GI cancer researchers and specialists with the opportunity to present their research and discuss the current challenges and recent innovations in a multidisciplinary setting.
Please press the following link for more information .
Advanced Techniques in Minimally Invasive Colectomy Workshop - November 201815-11-2018 - 15-11-2018
A one day workshop designed for advanced laparoscopic General and Colorectal Surgeons
This is a one day workshop designed for advanced laparoscopic General and Colorectal Surgeons who wish to explore Hand Access Laparoscopic Surgery (HALS) and Single Incision Surgery. The course covers HALS for splenic flexure mobilisation and total colectomy, as well as Single Incision right hemi-colectomy. The programme includes hands-on cadaveric training, didactic and video sessions. Registration is limited to 10 participants to maximize the hands-on-experience.
Learn how the GelSeal advanced access platforms enable Minimally Invasive Surgery. Explore tools and techniques, including:
- Camera operation
- Trocar placement
- Indications and limitations
- Visualisation and instrument manipulation
- Anastomotic methods
- Patient selection, benefits, risks and challenges
This programme has been structured to provide an optimal learning experience in advanced laparoscopic colon resection surgery, while providing the opportunity to perform advanced laparoscopic, single incision surgery and HALS techniques. Fellows are encouraged to take advantage of this unique learning opportunity.
Date: Thursday 15th November 2018
Venue: Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute and University of Melbourne
City: Melbourne, VIC
Director: Alexander Heriot
Registration and Fee: Please contact Nadine Gowen, Director Clinical Education Australia & New Zealand, Applied Medical, for additional information.
Advanced techniques for ventral rectopexy Workshop18-11-2018 - 19-11-2018
Ventral rectopexy workshop
Cook Medical Vista: Advanced techniques for ventral rectopexy with Biodesign
The faculty for these workshops is once again being led by A/Professor Andrew Stevenson and also includes Dr Carina Chow. Additional faculty is to be confirmed.
18-19 November 2018, BRISBANE
To pre-register, please go to https://vista.cookmedical.com/apac/sur
Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills Workshop23-11-2018
CTEC’s Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills Workshop is a highly practical one-day cadaveric workshop aimed at providing participants with the most efficient techniques for advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery, including safe colon mobilisation and techniques for vessel control.
Trainees will deepen their understanding and skills in the following areas:
- Demonstration and Cadaveric Practical Sessions
- Safe laparoscopic colorectal dissection techniques
- Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy
- Laparoscopic high anterior resection (left hemicolectomy)
- Entry techniques
- Trocar and instrument placement
- Dissection techniques and vessel control
- Blunt and sharp dissection
- Energised dissection
- Sealing vessels, staplers, clips and energised sealers
- Patient preparation
- Case discussion
- Critical points during surgery.
Please see the attached brochure for further workshop and fee information.
European Colorectal Congress 201803-12-2018 - 06-12-2018
St. Gallen, Switzerland
The 12th European Colorectal Congress will be held from 3-6 December 2018 in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
- Personalized Colorectal Surgery
- New Technologies
- Complications in Colorectal Surgery
Further details are available on the congress website: http://www.colorectalsurgery.eu
DAISI Charity Ball - Doctors Assisting In South-Pacific Islands07-12-2018 - 07-12-2018
Charity Ball to raise funds for hospital in Solomon Islands
DAISI Charity Ball on Friday 7th December at The Sydney Hilton Hotel raising money for Kilu'Ufi hospital in the poorest province of Malaita, Solomon Islands.
For more details and how to buy tickets please see DAISI Charity Ball
17th Congress of Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology (APFCP 2019)14-03-2019 - 17-03-2019
Save the date
The 17th Congress of Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology (APFCP 2019) will be held on 14-17 March 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.
For more information please visit: http://www.apfcp2019.com/
INSiGHT and NZSG - 2019 InSiGHT meeting20-03-2019 - 23-03-2019
2019 InSiGHT Meeting
Nau mai, haere mai – Welcome
On behalf of the International Society of Inherited Gastrointestinal Tumours (InSiGHT) and the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology (NZSG), you are invited to the 2019 InSiGHT meeting being held for the first time in New Zealand, in Auckland.
On Wednesday 20 March (from 4.00pm) we will begin with informal drinks and registration. The official opening and welcome to Aotearoa (New Zealand) will be on Thursday morning prior to beginning the two and half day scientific programme. We have an exciting line up of international speakers to help address some of the topical issues in the etiology, diagnosis, clinical and endoscopic management of familial gastrointestinal cancer. The meeting will finish at Saturday lunchtime.
The welcome reception is on Thursday at the waterfront Maritime Museum and the meeting dinner, preceded by a Mihi Whakatau (welcome) on Friday evening at the Auckland Museum set in the scenic Auckland Domain.
The meeting venue is the SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre, located in the heart of Auckland, where you will find yourselves a short walk from the harbour waterfront in the midst of the fantastic culture, dining and events happening throughout the city.
For more details and registration please see InSiGHT website
2019 AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting21-08-2019 - 23-08-2019
Dates Wednesday 21st – Friday 23rd August 2019. Further details to follow.
2019 Spring Colorectal Meeting with General Surgeons Australia Annual Scientific Meeting24-10-2019 - 26-10-2019
A combined colorectal and general surgical meeting in Hobart, TAS
The 2019 Spring Colorectal Meeting will be a combined meeting with the General Surgeons Australia Annual Scientific Meeting at the Grand Chancellor Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania, from Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 October 2019. More details to follow...
Tripartite Colorectal Meeting 202009-11-2020 - 12-11-2020
The Tripartite Colorectal Meeting 2020, Auckland, NZ - Please note the date has now changed to 9-12 Nov 2020.
Please join us in Auckland for this meeting. Please note the date has now changed to 9-12 Nov 2020. For more details please see http://www.tripartite2020.com/