EVENTS

Spring Colorectal Meeting 2018

25-10-2018 - 27-10-2018

Fremantle WA

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
Spring CME
Fremantle 2018

 www.springcolorectalmeeting.org

 

Advanced applied anatomy of the Lateral Pelvic Sidewall and Pelvic floor Workshop

05-05-2018 - 06-05-2018

This course is essential for all colorectal surgeons who are keen to learn about dissection beyond the TME plane.

Venue: Institute of Academic Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney

Date: 5th (dinner and presentations from 6.30 pm) and 6th of May 2018

Details and registration

Endoscopy Symposium, Gold Coast University Hospital

18-05-2018 - 18-05-2018

Key event topics:
• Advanced endoscopic imaging
• Strategies for improved adenoma detection
• Quality in colonoscopy
• Characterisation and management of colo-rectal polyps
• Advances in diagnosis of neoplasia in Barrett’s
• Endoscopy in IBD and advances in surveillance techniques
• New tools and techniques for improved diagnosis and treatment

Format:
• Live cases by international and local faculty
• Interactive case discussions
• Lectures

Symposium Programme Details and Registration

TAMIS (Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery) Workshop

05-06-2018 - 05-06-2018

A one day workshop for colorectal surgeons on TAMIS

Workshop Description

Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) gives the colorectal surgeon the ability to expand their skills to include the use of local excision from the distal rectum to the mid and proximal rectum. TAMIS enables the resection of lesions in the rectum using advanced access devices and standard laparoscopic instrumentation. The workshop will include hands-on training using bovine tissue, didactic sessions with video and live surgery. Registration is limited to 10 participants to maximise the hands-on-experience.

Workshop Objectives

Learn how the GelPOINT path transanal access platform enables Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) for the treatment of rectal neoplasms. Explore tools and techniques including: 

  • Indications for TAMIS
  • Anatomy as it relates to TAMIS
  • Operative instrumentation and room setup
  • Patient selection, benefits, risks and challenges
  • Pre-op protocol
  • Anaesthesia considerations
  • Patient positioning
  • TAMIS technique
  • Post-op patient treatment

ANZTBCRS Fellows: Please note that attendance at a TAMIS workshop will be a prerequisite for any ANZTBCRS Fellows who wish to be considered for participation at a possible taTME Workshop in their 2nd year of the training programme.

Date: Tuesday 5th June 2018

Venue: Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital [HSNPH] & Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF)

City: Brisbane, Australia

Director: David Clark

Registration and Fee: Please contact Nadine Gowen, Director Clinical Education Australia & New Zealand, Applied Medical, for additional information.

SYDNEY ROBOTICS SUMMIT 2018

23-06-2018

A multi-disciplinary/ multi-specialty robotics conference

The second Sydney Robotics Summit (SRS) will be held on Saturday 23 June 2018 at the Australian Technology Park (ATP), Eveleigh.

The SRS is a multi-disciplinary/ multi-specialty robotics conference and will feature colorectal, upper GI, head and neck/ ENT, cardiothoracic, urology, orthopaedics, gynaecology and Gynae-oncology and nursing programs.

The keynote speakers will be Dr Inderbir Gill (USA) Dr Koon Rha (Korea) and Prof Hee Cheol Kim (Korea) with more international and local speakers to be confirmed.

Registration is now open with specialty programs to be announced soon. For more information visit – http://www.sydneyroboticssummit.com

St Marks Pouch Masterclass 40th Anniversary

29-06-2018 - 29-06-2018

40 years of pouch surgery at St Mark’s Hospital

St Mark's Academic Institute UK has announced  that a study day to celebrate 40 years of pouch surgery at St Mark’s Hospital will be held on Friday 29 June 2018.

The day will cover past, present and future of the ileoanal pouch. Senior figures will be exploring important topics in pouch surgery to provide an understanding of:

  • The indications for pouch surgery, the various technical approaches and expected outcome.
  • The workup and management of pouch complications, including pouch failure.
  • Interesting and difficult cases.

Presentations will include lectures, live surgery featuring a TaTME proctectomy and SILS pouch formation followed by a technical section exploring minimally invasive surgery, ileoanal anastomosis and options for de-functioning, narrated footage of surgery and interactive case-based discussion.

Full information about the day is available at: http://www.stmarksacademicinstitute.org.uk/courses/4398/

 

Advanced Techniques in Minimally Invasive Colectomy Workshop - June 2018

29-06-2018 - 29-06-2018

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.

Workshop Objectives

Learn how the GelSeal advanced access platforms enable Minimally Invasive Surgery. Explore tools and techniques, including:

  • Instrumentation
  • Camera operation
  • Trocar placement
  • Indications and limitations
  • Visualisation and instrument manipulation
  • Anastomotic methods
  • Patient selection, benefits, risks and challenges

ANZTBCRS Fellows

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.

Dates: Friday 29th June 2018

Venue: Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital [HSNPH] and Medical Engineering Research Facility [MERF]

City: Brisbane, QLD

Director: Andrew Stevenson

 

Registration and Fee: Please contact Nadine Gowen, Director Clinical Education Australia & New Zealand, Applied Medical, for additional information.

 

A second workshop will be held in Melbourne on 15 November - see entry below.

 

Introductory MIMIC and Robotic Training Programme

27-07-2018 - 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.

For information please contact: Sandra Pereira, Department of Surgery and Colorectal Surgery,  +61 2 9772 6872 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For more details please :   Event Page    Online Registration 

Colorectal Cancer Conference 2018

16-08-2018 - 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.

 

 

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AGITG 20th Annual Scientific Meeting

31-10-2018 - 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 2018

15-11-2018 - 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.

Workshop Objectives

Learn how the GelSeal advanced access platforms enable Minimally Invasive Surgery. Explore tools and techniques, including:

  • Instrumentation
  • Camera operation
  • Trocar placement
  • Indications and limitations
  • Visualisation and instrument manipulation
  • Anastomotic methods
  • Patient selection, benefits, risks and challenges

ANZTBCRS Fellows

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 Workshop

18-11-2018 - 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

If you have any questions regarding the workshop please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

European Colorectal Congress 2018

03-12-2018 - 06-12-2018

St. Gallen, Switzerland

The 12th European Colorectal Congress will be held from 3-6 December 2018 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. 

Topics include:

  • Personalized Colorectal Surgery
  • New Technologies
  • Complications in Colorectal Surgery

Further details are available on the congress website: http://www.colorectalsurgery.eu

 

17th Congress of Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology (APFCP 2019)

07-03-2019 - 10-03-2019

Save the date

The 17th Congress of Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology (APFCP 2019) will be held on 7-10 March 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.

For more information please visit: http://www.apfcp2019.com/

 

INSiGHT and NZSG - 2019 InSiGHT meeting

20-03-2019 - 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 Spring Colorectal Meeting with General Surgeons Australia Annual Scientific Meeting

24-10-2019 - 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...

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Tripartite Colorectal Meeting 2020

24-02-2020 - 28-02-2020

The Tripartite Colorectal Meeting 2020 is the pre-eminent event for global leaders in colorectal surgery. Auckland, NZ

Please join us in Auckland for this meeting. Details can be found at Tripartite Colorectal Meeting 2020.