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Proctological Surgery
Proctological Surgery
MINIMALLY INVASIVE AND ROBOTIC COLORECTAL SURGERY
Robotic Colorectal Surgery Course
Laparoscopic and Transanal Colorectal Supermaster Course

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Download registration form and send it by email
to colo.eits@ircad.fr or by fax +33 3 88 11 90 28
CONTACT US       BY EMAIL       BY PHONE: +33 3 88 11 90 00

Offline registration

Download registration form and send it by email
to colo.eits@ircad.fr or by fax +33 3 88 11 90 28
CONTACT US       BY EMAIL       BY PHONE: +33 3 88 11 90 00
Course accreditation
An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME
for CME accreditation of this event

Offline registration

Download registration form and send it by email
to colo.eits@ircad.fr or by fax +33 3 88 11 90 28
CONTACT US       BY EMAIL       BY PHONE: +33 3 88 11 90 00

Offline registration

Download registration form and send it by email
to colo.eits@ircad.fr or by fax +33 3 88 11 90 28
CONTACT US       BY EMAIL       BY PHONE: +33 3 88 11 90 00

Offline registration

Download registration form and send it by email
to colo.eits@ircad.fr or by fax +33 3 88 11 90 28
CONTACT US       BY EMAIL       BY PHONE: +33 3 88 11 90 00
Cancellation policies

Depending on the course
 

Minimally Invasive and Robotic Colorectal Surgery
Advanced Course in Proctological Surgery

Robotic Colorectal Surgery Course

Laparoscopic and Transanal Colorectal Supermaster Course

Advanced Course in Proctological Surgery

Robotic Colorectal Surgery Course

Laparoscopic and Transanal Colorectal Supermaster Course

Advanced Course in Proctological Surgery


COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (F - RW)

TARGET AUDIENCE

Surgeons

Please select a date

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in robotic colorectal surgery
  • To provide indications for robotic surgical treatments and discuss operative complications
  • To highlight technical aspects of robotic surgical interventions through the broadcasting of live procedures
  • To allow real-time discussion between operators and trainee surgeons
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in robotic surgery through practice on anatomical specimens under expert tutorial

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on anatomical specimens on technical platform with robotic systems

TARGET AUDIENCE

Surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (F - RW)

FACULTY PANEL

G. Choi KOR. - A. Forgione I. - S.-H. Kim KOR. - D. Koh SGP. - A. Melani BR. - J. Okuda JAP. - E. Parra Davila USA. - A. Parvaiz UK. - L. Romagnolo BR. - P. Sylla USA.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course will be focused on the treatment of colorectal cancer patients with the following objectives:
  • To improve surgical and oncological outcomes in colorectal surgery
  • To learn about modern technologies for preoperative diagnosis and planning
  • To learn about new technologies for intraoperative navigation and manipulation
  • To improve multimodal colorectal cancer treatment
  • To undertake hands-on practice on pelvic trainer, live tissue (mini-pigs) and anatomical specimens in the experimental lab

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on pelvic trainer, live tissue (mini-pigs) and anatomical specimens

TARGET AUDIENCE

Surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (F - RW)

FACULTY PANEL

P. Ambrosetti CH. - R. Barthelemy FR. - M. Chand UK. - P. Chasserant FR. - G. Choi KOR. - F. Corcione I. - A. Forgione I. - R. J. Heald UK. - M. Ito JAP. - S.-H. Kim KOR. - D. Koh SGP. - A. Melani BR. - J. Okuda JAP. - E. Parra Davila USA. - L. Romagnolo BR. - E. Rullier FR. - B. Salky USA. - X. Serra Aracil SP. - P. Sylla USA.


COURSE OBJECTIVES


The course will be focused on the treatment of patients suffering from proctological disorders with the following objectives:
  • To improve surgical outcomes in proctology
  • To learn about modern technologies for preoperative diagnosis and planning
  • To learn about new technologies for intraoperative navigation and manipulation
  • To improve multimodal surgical treatment in the field of proctology
  • To undertake hands-on practice on pelvic trainer, live tissue (mini-pigs) and models in the experimental lab

EDUCATIONAL METHODS


  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on pelvic trainer, live tissue (mini-pigs) and models

COURSE DIRECTOR


J. Marescaux (F - RW)

FACULTY PANEL

H. Abcarian (USA.), A. D'Urso (I.), D. Hahnloser (CH.), K. Matzel (D.), P. Meinero (I.),  B. Roche (CH.), A. Rojanasakul (THA.), R. Scherer (D.), F. Seow-Choen (SGP.), X. Serra Aracil (SP.), A. Spinelli (I.), S. Wexner (USA.)



COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in robotic colorectal surgery
  • To provide indications for robotic surgical treatments and discuss operative complications
  • To highlight technical aspects of robotic surgical interventions through the broadcasting of live procedures
  • To allow real-time discussion between operators and trainee surgeons
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in robotic surgery through practice on anatomical specimens under expert tutorial

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on anatomical specimens on technical platform with robotic systems

TARGET AUDIENCE

Surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (F - RW)

FACULTY PANEL

TBD

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course will be focused on the treatment of colorectal cancer patients with the following objectives:
  • To improve surgical and oncological outcomes in colorectal surgery
  • To learn about modern technologies for preoperative diagnosis and planning
  • To learn about new technologies for intraoperative navigation and manipulation
  • To improve multimodal colorectal cancer treatment
  • To undertake hands-on practice on pelvic trainer, live tissue (mini-pigs) and anatomical specimens in the experimental lab

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on pelvic trainer, live tissue (mini-pigs) and anatomical specimens

TARGET AUDIENCE

Surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (F - RW)

FACULTY PANEL

TBD

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course will be focused on the treatment of patients suffering from proctological disorders with the following objectives:
  • To improve surgical outcomes in proctology
  • To learn about modern technologies for preoperative diagnosis and planning
  • To learn about new technologies for intraoperative navigation and manipulation
  • To improve multimodal surgical treatment in the field of proctology
  • To undertake hands-on practice on pelvic trainer, live tissue (mini-pigs) and models in the experimental lab

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (F - RW)

FACULTY PANEL

H. Abcarian (USA.), A. D'Urso (I.), D. Hahnloser (CH.), K. Matzel (D.), P. Meinero (I.),  B. Roche (CH.), A. Rojanasakul (THA.), R. Scherer (D.), F. Seow-Choen (SGP.), X. Serra Aracil (SP.), A. Spinelli (I.), S. Wexner (USA.)


MONDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
  • Robotic ventral rectopexy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Operation (TEO)
  • Video-Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT) and dermal flap
  • Internal Delorme procedure for rectal prolapse
  • Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (EPSiT)
  • Over-The-Scope Clip (OTSC) device procedure for anal fistula treatment
  • Perineal sigmoidectomy (Altemeier procedure) for total rectal prolapse
  • Ligation of the Intersphinteric Fistula Tract (LIFT) procedure
  • Total perineal repair for complex rectocele
2.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.45 pm

TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE (MINI-PIGS) AND MODELS
  • Ventral rectopexy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Operation (TEO)
  • Video-Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT)
  • Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (EPSiT)
  • Over-The-Scope Clip (OTSC) implant for anal fistula
  • Internal Delorme procedure for rectal prolapse
6.00 pm End of session

8.00 pm Dinner in honor of participants and Faculty
Program may be subject to modifications

WEDNESDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.05 am
VIDEO SESSION
  • Robotic splenic flexure takedown: medial-to-lateral approach using the Si or Xi surgical systems
  • Robotic LAR: how to maximize success in difficult surgery
  • Suprapubic robotic right colectomy
  • Robotic intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Robotic rectal surgery: how to do it
  • Tips and tricks in robotic TME
  • Robotic transanal TME
9.15 am

LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
  • Robotic TME
  • Robotic right colectomy
  • Robotic Transanal TME
12.00 pm
DEBATES
  • What are the advantages of the robotic approach for colorectal surgery?
  • What kind of next generation robotic platforms are we waiting for?
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm

PRE-LAB SESSION
  • Types of robots available
  • Trocar placement
  • Docking
  • Instruments
  • Understanding the robotic arms
  • Patient position and different tables
  • Robotic right colectomy
  • Robotic left colectomy
  • Robotic TME
  • Complications and how to avoid them
  • ICG in colorectal surgery
TRAINING ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
  • Robotic colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Robotic sigmoidectomy
  • Robotic low anterior resection (LAR)
  • TME
6.00 pm End of the seminar / Delivery of certificates of attendance

THURSDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Right colectomy
  • Total mesorectal excision (TME) for rectal cancer
  • Sigmoid resection for sigmoiditis
  • Robotic right colectomy

12.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.00 pm

FOR OPTION A

"SURGICAL TIPS AND TRICKS"  VIDEOS COMMENTED BY THE FACULTY
Discussion around short presentations of difficult or particular cases, pitfalls and technical details of colorectal surgery through pre-recorded operative demonstrations.

FOR OPTION B

TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE (MINI-PIGS)
  • Operative strategy
  • Right ileo-caecal resection and anastomosis
  • Left sigmoid resection with end to end Knight-Griffen anastomosis
  • Vascular approach
FOR OPTION C

TRAINING ON PELVIC TRAINER & LIVE TISSUE FOR TRANSANAL APPROACH
  • Local resection
  • Purse-string sutures
  • Transanal TME
6.00 pm End of session / Evening free

FRIDAY

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am

FOR OPTION A

"SURGICAL TIPS AND TRICKS"  VIDEOS COMMENTED BY THE FACULTY
Discussion around short presentations of difficult or particular cases, pitfalls and technical details of colorectal surgery through pre-recorded operative demonstrations.

FOR OPTION B

TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE (MINI-PIGS)
  • Operative strategy
  • Right ileo-caecal resection and anastomosis
  • Left sigmoid resection with end to end Knight-Griffen anastomosis
  • Vascular approach
FOR OPTION C

TRAINING ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS FOR TRANSANAL APPROACH
  • Local resection
  • Purse-string sutures
  • Transanal TME
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm

THEORETICAL SESSION / FOR OPTION A, B and C

VIDEO SESSION 1: LAPAROSCOPIC COLECTOMY: TECHNICAL PEARLS
  • Laparoscopic right colectomy
  • Understanding the splenic flexure – embryology is the key once again
  • Laparoscopic left colectomy and sigmoid resection: standard steps for benign and malignant diseases
  • Metallic stent for right or left side obstructing cancer: impact on oncological outcomes
  • Transverse colectomy with total mesocolic excision for cancer
  • Colorectal surgery in the morbidly obese
  • Q&A
SESSION 2: LAPAROSCOPIC COLONIC RESECTION FOR BENIGN DISEASE
  • Diverticular disease: no, the elective surgeon is not dead!
  • Functional outcomes in symptomatic colonic diverticular disease: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative issues
  • Laparoscopic management of complex fistulas in Crohn's disease
  • Combined Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery (CELS) for the resection of benign colonic polyps unresectable using conventional colonoscopy
  • Management of rectal prolapse
  • Q&A
SESSION 3: LAPAROSCOPIC PROCTECTOMY: TECHNICAL PEARLS
  • Lessons learned from open TME
  • 6-step approach for laparoscopic TME
  • Sphincter-saving approaches during laparoscopic TME
  • Recent changes in laparoscopic anus-preserving operation for rectal cancer
SESSION 4: ROBOTIC TME
  • Robotics for rectal cancer: more than a fantastic toy, especially for superobese patients
  • Tips and tricks in robotic TME
6.00 pm End of session

8.00 pm Dinner in honor of Participants and Faculty

SATURDAY

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am
THEORETICAL SESSION / FOR OPTION A, B and C

SESSION 5: TRANSANAL ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY (TES)

  • TES toolkit, preparation and technical steps
  • Essential surgical anatomy and step-by-step procedures in performing TaTME
  • Transanal endoscopic surgery for giant and huge rectal adenomas
  • The evolution of advanced transanal surgery from TAMIS to TaTME

SESSION 6: DEBATES
  • What is the best approach for Total Mesorectal Excision (TME)?
    • Laparoscopic TME is superior to open TME
    • Robotic TME is superior to laparoscopic TME
    • TaTME will replace both
  • Complete clinical response following neoadjuvant treatment for rectal cancer
    • Watch and Wait
    • Local excision and/or radical resection
  • One-port surgery: a less invasive approach
    • Pros
    • Cons
  • Segmental resections for the treatment of endometriosis
    • Pros
    • Cons
SESSION 7: PREVENTING AND MANAGING INTRAOPERATIVE AND POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS
  • Management of intraoperative complications
  • Laparoscopic treatment of postoperative bleeding, leak, occlusion and all misery
  • Bleeding from the pre-sacral region
  • Local recurrence – an avoidable complication?
  • Complicate acute fistulas - How to manage?
  • Management of anastomotic leak
  • Management of chronic anastomotic leaks, fistulas and sinuses
  • Pitfalls and major complications during TaTME
SESSION 8: LATEST TRENDS IN LAPAROSCOPIC COLORECTAL SURGERY
  • Augmented Reality and Stereotactic Navigation in pelvic surgery
  • New developments in endoluminal robotic platforms
  • Robotic TaTME: the next step
  • Digital smart apps for outcome prediction and postoperative management
12.30 pm
CLOSING LECTURE
  • Skeletons in the cupboard: when bad things happen to good surgeons
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm End of course / Delivery of certificates of attendance
Program may be subject to modifications

MONDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
  • Robotic ventral rectopexy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Operation (TEO)
  • Video-Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT) and dermal flap
  • Internal Delorme procedure for rectal prolapse
  • Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (EPSiT)
  • Over-The-Scope Clip (OTSC) device procedure for anal fistula treatment
  • Perineal sigmoidectomy (Altemeier procedure) for total rectal prolapse
  • Ligation of the Intersphinteric Fistula Tract (LIFT) procedure
  • Total perineal repair for complex rectocele
2.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.45 pm

TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE (MINI-PIGS) AND MODELS
  • Ventral rectopexy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Operation (TEO)
  • Video-Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT)
  • Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (EPSiT)
  • Over-The-Scope Clip (OTSC) implant for anal fistula
  • Internal Delorme procedure for rectal prolapse
6.00 pm End of session

8.00 pm Dinner in honor of participants and Faculty

TUESDAY

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am
THEORETICAL SESSION

LECTURE: What’s new in proctology over the last 20 years?

SESSION 1: RECTAL PROLAPSE AND OBSTRUCTED DEFECATION SYNDROME (ODS)    
  • How to treat a symptomatic complex rectocele?
  • Total rectal prolapse: Perineal Stapled Prolapse Resection (PSPR). When and why?
  • Stapled hemorrhoidopexy and Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection (STARR): do they still play a role?
  • Robotic vs laparoscopic ventral rectopexy: which approach wins the challenge?
  • Total rectal prolapse: transanal or abdominal approach? What does it depend on?
  • What do we know about the “Internal Delorme” procedure?
LECTURE: Anal fistula – A real head-scratcher

SESSION 2: ANAL FISTULA AND PILONIDAL DISEASE
  • Ligation of the Intersphincteric Fistula Tract (LIFT)
  • Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (EPSiT)
  • Let’s talk about the seton: are we sure of its usefulness and effectiveness?
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cells (Cx601) for perianal Crohn’s disease: a new hope
  • Bascom and Gips procedures for pilonidal sinus
  • VAAFT procedure for complex anal fistulas and in Crohn’s disease
LECTURE: Don’t you believe that it would be necessary to change the fistula classification?

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm
LECTURE: Current strategy to treat the histologically undefined rectal polyps

SESSION 3: UNDEFINED RECTAL POLYPS
  • Transanal Endoscopic Operation (TEO)
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • What if it is a cancer?
  • What the robot can do
  • Let’s see the literature
  • The IRCAD strategy
4.30 pm End of course / Delivery of certificates of attendance

Program may be subject to modifications

WEDNESDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants


8.05 am
VIDEO SESSION
  • Robotic splenic flexure takedown: medial-to-lateral approach using the Si or Xi surgical systems
  • Robotic LAR: how to maximize success in difficult surgery
  • Suprapubic robotic right colectomy
  • Robotic intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Robotic rectal surgery: how to do it
  • Tips and tricks in robotic TME
  • Robotic transanal TME
9.15 am

LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
  • Robotic TME
  • Robotic right colectomy
  • Robotic Transanal TME
12.00 pm
DEBATES
  • What are the advantages of the robotic approach for colorectal surgery?
  • What kind of next generation robotic platforms are we waiting for?
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm

PRE-LAB SESSION
  • Types of robots available
  • Trocar placement
  • Docking
  • Instruments
  • Understanding the robotic arms
  • Patient position and different tables
  • Robotic right colectomy
  • Robotic left colectomy
  • Robotic TME
  • Complications and how to avoid them
  • ICG in colorectal surgery
TRAINING ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
  • Robotic colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Robotic sigmoidectomy
  • Robotic low anterior resection (LAR)
  • TME
6.00 pm End of the seminar / Delivery of certificates of attendance

THURSDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
  • Right colectomy
  • Total mesorectal excision (TME) for rectal cancer
  • Sigmoid resection for sigmoiditis
  • Robotic right colectomy
12.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.00 pm

FOR OPTION A

"SURGICAL TIPS AND TRICKS"  VIDEOS COMMENTED BY THE FACULTY
Discussion around short presentations of difficult or particular cases, pitfalls and technical details of colorectal surgery through pre-recorded operative demonstrations.

FOR OPTION B

TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE (MINI-PIGS)
  • Operative strategy
  • Right ileo-caecal resection and anastomosis
  • Left sigmoid resection with end to end Knight-Griffen anastomosis
  • Vascular approach
FOR OPTION C

TRAINING ON PELVIC TRAINER & LIVE TISSUE FOR TRANSANAL APPROACH
  • Local resection
  • Purse-string sutures
  • Transanal TME
6.00 pm End of session / Evening free

FRIDAY

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am

FOR OPTION A

"SURGICAL TIPS AND TRICKS"  VIDEOS COMMENTED BY THE FACULTY
Discussion around short presentations of difficult or particular cases, pitfalls and technical details of colorectal surgery through pre-recorded operative demonstrations.

FOR OPTION B

TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE (MINI-PIGS)
  • Operative strategy
  • Right ileo-caecal resection and anastomosis
  • Left sigmoid resection with end to end Knight-Griffen anastomosis
  • Vascular approach
FOR OPTION C

TRAINING ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS FOR TRANSANAL APPROACH
  • Local resection
  • Purse-string sutures
  • Transanal TME
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm

THEORETICAL SESSION / FOR OPTION A, B and C

VIDEO SESSION 1: LAPAROSCOPIC COLECTOMY: TECHNICAL PEARLS
  • Laparoscopic right colectomy
  • Understanding the splenic flexure – embryology is the key once again
  • Laparoscopic left colectomy and sigmoid resection: standard steps for benign and malignant diseases
  • Metallic stent for right or left side obstructing cancer: impact on oncological outcomes
  • Transverse colectomy with total mesocolic excision for cancer
  • Colorectal surgery in the morbidly obese
  • Q&A
SESSION 2: LAPAROSCOPIC COLONIC RESECTION FOR BENIGN DISEASE
  • Diverticular disease: no, the elective surgeon is not dead!
  • Functional outcomes in symptomatic colonic diverticular disease: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative issues
  • Laparoscopic management of complex fistulas in Crohn's disease
  • Combined Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery (CELS) for the resection of benign colonic polyps unresectable using conventional colonoscopy
  • Management of rectal prolapse
  • Q&A
SESSION 3: LAPAROSCOPIC PROCTECTOMY: TECHNICAL PEARLS
  • Lessons learned from open TME
  • 6-step approach for laparoscopic TME
  • Sphincter-saving approaches during laparoscopic TME
  • Recent changes in laparoscopic anus-preserving operation for rectal cancer
SESSION 4: ROBOTIC TME
  • Robotics for rectal cancer: more than a fantastic toy, especially for superobese patients
  • Tips and tricks in robotic TME
6.00 pm End of session

8.00 pm Dinner in honor of Participants and Faculty

SATURDAY

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am
THEORETICAL SESSION / FOR OPTION A, B and C

SESSION 5: TRANSANAL ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY (TES)
  • TES toolkit, preparation and technical steps
  • Essential surgical anatomy and step-by-step procedures in performing TaTME
  • Transanal endoscopic surgery for giant and huge rectal adenomas
  • The evolution of advanced transanal surgery from TAMIS to TaTME

SESSION 6: DEBATES
  • What is the best approach for Total Mesorectal Excision (TME)?
    • Laparoscopic TME is superior to open TME
    • Robotic TME is superior to laparoscopic TME
    • TaTME will replace both
  • Complete clinical response following neoadjuvant treatment for rectal cancer
    • Watch and Wait
    • Local excision and/or radical resection
  • One-port surgery: a less invasive approach
    • Pros
    • Cons
  • Segmental resections for the treatment of endometriosis
    • Pros
    • Cons
SESSION 7: PREVENTING AND MANAGING INTRAOPERATIVE AND POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS
  • Management of intraoperative complications
  • Laparoscopic treatment of postoperative bleeding, leak, occlusion and all misery
  • Bleeding from the pre-sacral region
  • Local recurrence – an avoidable complication?
  • Complicate acute fistulas - How to manage?
  • Management of anastomotic leak
  • Management of chronic anastomotic leaks, fistulas and sinuses
  • Pitfalls and major complications during TaTME
SESSION 8: LATEST TRENDS IN LAPAROSCOPIC COLORECTAL SURGERY
  • Augmented Reality and Stereotactic Navigation in pelvic surgery
  • New developments in endoluminal robotic platforms
  • Robotic TaTME: the next step
  • Digital smart apps for outcome prediction and postoperative management
12.30 pm
CLOSING LECTURE
  • Skeletons in the cupboard: when bad things happen to good surgeons
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm End of course / Delivery of certificates of attendance
Program may be subject to modifications

MONDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
  • Robotic ventral rectopexy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Operation (TEO)
  • Video-Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT) and dermal flap
  • Internal Delorme procedure for rectal prolapse
  • Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (EPSiT)
  • Over-The-Scope Clip (OTSC) device procedure for anal fistula treatment
  • Perineal sigmoidectomy (Altemeier procedure) for total rectal prolapse
  • Ligation of the Intersphinteric Fistula Tract (LIFT) procedure
  • Total perineal repair for complex rectocele
2.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.45 pm

TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE (MINI-PIGS) AND MODELS
  • Ventral rectopexy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Operation (TEO)
  • Video-Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT)
  • Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (EPSiT)
  • Over-The-Scope Clip (OTSC) implant for anal fistula
  • Internal Delorme procedure for rectal prolapse
6.00 pm End of session

8.00 pm Dinner in honor of participants and Faculty

TUESDAY

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am
THEORETICAL SESSION

LECTURE: What’s new in proctology over the last 20 years?

SESSION 1: RECTAL PROLAPSE AND OBSTRUCTED DEFECATION SYNDROME (ODS)    
  • How to treat a symptomatic complex rectocele?
  • Total rectal prolapse: Perineal Stapled Prolapse Resection (PSPR). When and why?
  • Stapled hemorrhoidopexy and Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection (STARR): do they still play a role?
  • Robotic vs laparoscopic ventral rectopexy: which approach wins the challenge?
  • Total rectal prolapse: transanal or abdominal approach? What does it depend on?
  • What do we know about the “Internal Delorme” procedure?
LECTURE: Anal fistula – A real head-scratcher

SESSION 2: ANAL FISTULA AND PILONIDAL DISEASE
  • Ligation of the Intersphincteric Fistula Tract (LIFT)
  • Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (EPSiT)
  • Let’s talk about the seton: are we sure of its usefulness and effectiveness?
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cells (Cx601) for perianal Crohn’s disease: a new hope
  • Bascom and Gips procedures for pilonidal sinus
  • VAAFT procedure for complex anal fistulas and in Crohn’s disease
LECTURE: Don’t you believe that it would be necessary to change the fistula classification?

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm
LECTURE: Current strategy to treat the histologically undefined rectal polyps

SESSION 3: UNDEFINED RECTAL POLYPS
  • Transanal Endoscopic Operation (TEO)
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • What if it is a cancer?
  • What the robot can do
  • Let’s see the literature
  • The IRCAD strategy
4.30 pm End of course / Delivery of certificates of attendance


Program may be subject to modifications