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Advanced Course in Proctological Surgery
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Colorectal Surgery Intensive 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
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Course accreditation
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for CME accreditation of this event

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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
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
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Course accreditation
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for CME accreditation of this event

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to colo.eits@ircad.fr or by fax +33 3 88 11 90 28
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Course accreditation
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for CME accreditation of this event

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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 (FR - 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

  • To cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in laparoscopic, transanal, flexible endoscopy and robotic colorectal surgery
  • To highlight technical aspects of surgical interventions through the broadcasting of live procedures
  • To provide proper indications for surgical and non-surgical treatments of malignant colorectal disease
  • To discuss how to prevent and manage intra and postoperative complications
  • To allow real-time discussion between operators and trainee surgeons
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in laparoscopic, transanal, flexible endoscopy and robotic colorectal surgery through practice under expert tutorials

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on live tissue, virtual simulators and pelvic trainers

TARGET AUDIENCE

Surgeons

UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA - Optional

Evaluation through theoretical exams and practical tests at the end of the Intensive Course session leads to the delivery of a "University Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery" awarded by the University of Strasbourg.

The course registration fees do not include the Strasbourg University Diploma registration (optional).
University Diploma registration fees: approx. 430 €.
Payment must be done exclusively on the spot by cash in Euros only. Credit card payment is not accepted.

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (F - RW)

FACULTY PANEL

TBD

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 (FR - 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 provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in colorectal surgery through practice under expert tutorials

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 provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in proctological surgery through practice under expert tutorials

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (FR, RW)

FACULTY PANEL

P. Meinero (IT), H. Abcarian (US), A. D'Urso (IT), F. Seow-Choen (SG)

M. Adamina (CH)
, F. Crafa (IT), A. D'Hoore (BE),  E. Ganio (IT), V. Giaccaglia (IT), P. Giamundo (IT), D. Hahnloser (CH), K. Matzel (DE), G. Naldini (IT), C. Ratto (IT), B. Roche (CH), A. Rojanasakul (TH), R. Scherer (DE), X. Serra Aracil (ES), A. Spinelli (IT), B. Van Geluwe (BE), J. Warusavitarne (GB), S. Wexner (US)

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 provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in colorectal surgery through practice under expert tutorials

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

TUESDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
  • Robotic platform - How it works
  • Troubleshooting and complications specific to the robot set-up
  • Robotic approach for right colectomy
  • Robotic approach for transverse colectomy
  • Robotic approach for splenic flexure
  • Robotic approach for left colectomy
  • Robotic approach for TME
  • Robotic single port for transanal surgery
  • ICG in colorectal surgery
  • Complications and how to avoid them
12.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.00 pm
PRACTICE ON VIRTUAL SIMULATORS
  • Basic functioning of the machine
  • Camera control, clutching and switching between the arms
  • Basic grasping and transfer
  • Needle control, suturing and knot tying
  • Clipping, energy and dissection
3.00 pm
PRACTICE ON PELVIC TRAINERS
  • How to set up the machine
  • How to control camera, operative arm
  • How to control the fourth arm
  • Suturing, clip applying
  • How to perform an ex-vivo bowel anastomosis
6.00 pm End of session

WEDNESDAY

8.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

9.00 am
PRACTICE ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS - PART I
  • Right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Left colectomy with splenic flexure mobilization
  • Total Mesorectal Excision - TME
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm
PRACTICE ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS - PART II
  • Right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Left colectomy with splenic flexure mobilization
  • Total Mesorectal Excision - TME
6.00 pm End of the seminar / Delivery of certificates of attendance
Programme may be subject to modifications

Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Advanced Course

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

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 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
12.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.00 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
7.00 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
Programme may be subject to modifications

Colorectal Surgery Intensive Course

Monday

ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPY FOR COLORECTAL CANCER

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
THEORETICAL SESSION
  • The basics to start and develop a safe and effective laparoscopic colorectal program
  • How to do a laparoscopic right colectomy
    - Medial to lateral
    - Down to up
    - Up to down
  • How to do a laparoscopic transverse colectomy?
  • Which is the best procedure for tumors of the splenic flexure?
  • How to do a laparoscopic left colectomy?
  • How to do a laparoscopic TME?
10.30 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS

12.30 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.15 pm
HANDS-ON SESSION ON LIVE TISSUE
  • Laparoscopic right colectomy
  • Laparoscopic left colectomy
  • Laparoscopic ileocolic anastomosis
  • Laparoscopic hand-sewn side-to-side bowel anastamosis
7.00 pm End of session / Evening free

Tuesday

ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPY FOR BENIGN AND PROCTOLOGICAL DISEASES

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am
THEORETICAL SESSION

Advanced laparoscopic surgery for benign disease
  • Inflammatory diseases - RCU - CHRON
  • Diverticular disease in emergency and elective conditions
  • Functional disorders - Severe constipation
  • Pelvic prolapse - Pelvic Organ Prolapse Suspension (POPS)
Advanced endoscopic procedure for proctological disease
  • Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (EPSiT)
  • Video-Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT)
  • How to treat a symptomatic complex rectocele?
  • Total rectal prolapse: transanal or transabdominal approach?
10.30 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS

12.30 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.15 pm
HANDS-ON SESSION ON LIVE TISSUE
  • Laparoscopic right colectomy
  • Laparoscopic left colectomy
  • Laparoscopic ileocolic anastomosis
  • Laparoscopic end-to-end anastomosis
  • Laparoscopic mesh positioning for pelvic prolapse
  • VAAFT
  • EPSiT
7.00 pm End of session / Evening free

Wednesday

ROBOTIC COLORECTAL SURGERY

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am
THEORETICAL SESSION
  • How to smoothly adopt robotic surgery in your practice
  • How to set up the robot for right colectomy
  • Robotic suprapubic right colectomy: set up, tips and tricks
  • Robotic left colectomy
  • Robotic TME
  • Trouble-shooting the robotic system
  • Major benefits of robotics in colorectal surgery
  • New robots on the horizon
10.30 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS

12.30 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.15 pm
HANDS-ON SESSION

1. Laparoscopic approach: hands-on session on live tissue
  • Laparoscopic right colectomy
  • Laparoscopic left colectomy
  • Laparoscopic ileocolic anastomosis
  • Laparoscopic end-to-end anastomosis
  • Laparoscopic hand-sewn side-to-side bowel anastomosis
2. Robotic approach: hands-on session on live tissue, virtual simulators and pelvic trainers
  • Overview, set up and hands-on testing the robotic system:
    - Robot set up
    - Robotic console basics
    - Virtual simulators and live tissue manipulation
7.00 pm End of session / Evening free

Thursday

TRANSANAL SURGERY AND ADVANCED FLEXIBLE OPERATIVE ENDOSCOPY

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am
THEORETICAL SESSION

Transanal surgery
  • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery: current overview
  • TEM for giant adenomas and early stage rectal cancers
  • Essential surgical anatomy for TME
  • TaTME: How to start and progress towards more advanced cases
  • Totally robotic transanal transabdominal proctectomy
  • Basic and advanced operative
Basic and advanced operative surgery
  • How to start to implement flexible endoscopy in your practice
  • Combined laparoscopic and flexible endoscopic treatments
  • The evolving role of flexible endoscopy to treat early colorectal tumors
  • New flexible endoscopic platform on the horizon
10.30 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS

12.30 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.15 pm
HANDS-ON SESSION ON LIVE TISSUE, VIRTUAL SIMULATORS AND PELVIC TRAINERS
  • University Diploma: practical evaluation (enrolled candidates)
  • Training on pelvic trainers for transanal surgery
  • Training on live tissue for transanal proctectomy
  • Basic training with flexible endoscopes
  • Endoscopic applications of clips, Endoloops
  • Endoscopic polypectomy, EMR, ESD
7.00 pm End of session / Evening free

8.00 pm Dinner in honor of Participants

Friday

MULTIMODAL TREATMENTS, NEW TECHNOLOGIES, INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am
UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA PROFICIENCY TEST
  • For candidates enrolled for the University Diploma: Multiple Choice Questionnaire
9.00 am
THEORETICAL SESSION

Modern multimodal treatment of colorectal cancer
  • Lateral nodes dissection in rectal cancer: Are we finally merging East and West?
  • Organ preservation in rectal cancer: evolving concepts and clinical evidence
  • How to properly start a “watch and wait” program in your practice
  • Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy + TME vs. WNW in rectal cancer: state-of-the-art
  • Current strategy in synchronous rectal and metastatic liver cancer
  • Personalized multimodal treatment of rectal cancer: where are we going?
New technologies
  • Virtual and augmented reality in colorectal surgery: safer and more effective?
  • Surgical optical imaging in colorectal surgery: evolving technology and concepts
  • Digital apps and artificial intelligence to improve outcomes in colorectal surgery
Evolution of ERAS concept
  • From ERAS program to outpatient procedure and home-connected follow-up: 5 years' experience
12.30 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.15 pm
THEORETICAL SESSION
  • Interactive discussion with experts around interesting cases
  • How to prevent and manage intra-abd postoperative complications
6.30 pm End of course / Delivery of certificates of attendance and diplomas to successful candidates
Programme may be subject to modifications

TUESDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
VIDEO SESSION: PRE-LAB

Robotic Colonic surgery
  • Robotic colonic surgery
  • How to smoothly adopt robotic surgery – My experience
  • Robotic approach for right colectomy
  • Robotic approach for transverse colectomy
  • Robotic approach for left colectomy
  • Robotic hand-sewn anastomosis in right and left colon: safer or not?
    - Hand-sewn
    - Mechanical
    - The evidence
  • Application of a single-port robotic system for colonic surgery
Robotic Rectal surgery
  • Trouble-shooting the robotic system
  • Robotic TME
  • Tips and tricks in difficult robotic TME
  • ICG fluorescence – 3D CT image-guided robotic colorectal surgery
  • Our strategy of robotic intersphincteric resection (ISR) combined with TaTME
  • Robotic lateral pelvic lymphadenectomy
  • Fully robotic TaTME – double-docking
  • Simultaneous double robotic transanal-transabdominal TME: the future is now
  • Is the robotic approach for rectal surgery a real progress?
12.30 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.30 pm
HANDS-ON SESSION ON PELVIC TRAINERS
  • How to set up the machine
  • How to control the camera and operative arm
  • How to control the fourth arm
  • Suturing, clip applying
  • How to perform an ex-vivo bowel anastomosis
2.30 pm
HANDS-ON SESSION ON VIRTUAL SIMULATORS
  • Basic functioning of the machine
  • Camera control, clutching and switching between the arms
  • Basic grasping and transfer
  • Needle control, suturing and knot tying
  • Clipping, energy and dissection
2.30 pm
HANDS-ON SESSION ON PELVIC TRAINERS
  • Small bowel resection and hand-sewn / mechanical anastomosis
  • Ileo-caecal resection and anastomosis
  • Rectosigmoid resection and anastomosis
6.00 pm End of session / Evening free

WEDNESDAY

8.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

9.00 am
HANDS-ON SESSION ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS - PART I
  • Right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Left colectomy with splenic flexure mobilization
  • Total Mesorectal Excision - TME
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm
HANDS-ON SESSION ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS - PART II
  • Right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Left colectomy with splenic flexure mobilization
  • Total Mesorectal Excision - TME
6.00 pm End of course / Delivery of certificates of attendance
Programme may be subject to modifications

Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Advanced Course

THURSDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Laparoscopic right colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Total Mesorectal Excision (TME)
  • Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for colon cancer
  • Laparoscopic TATA (Transabdominal transanal) low anterior resection for rectal cancer

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm

FOR OPTION A:

FREE

FOR OPTION B:

LAPAROSCOPIC APPROACH

Hands-on session on LIVE TISSUE (mini-pig)
  • Operative strategy
  • Right ileo-caecal resection and anastomosis
  • Left sigmoid resection with end to end Knight-Griffen anastomosis
  • Vascular approach
FOR OPTION C:

TRANSANAL APPROACH

1. Hands-on session on PELVIC TRAINER
  • Local resection
  • Purse-string sutures
  • Transanal TME
2. Hands-on session on LIVE TISSUE (mini-pig)
  • 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:

FREE

FOR OPTION B:

LAPAROSCOPIC APPROACH

Hands-on session on LIVE TISSUE (mini-pig)
  • Operative strategy
  • Right ileo-caecal resection and anastomosis
  • Left sigmoid resection with end to end Knight-Griffen anastomosis
  • Vascular approach
FOR OPTION C:

TRANSANAL APPROACH

Hands-on session on ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
  • Local resection
  • Purse-string sutures
  • Transanal TME
12.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.00 pm

VIDEO SESSION / FOR OPTION A, B and C

SESSION 1: COMPLETE MESOCOLIC EXCISION FOR RIGHT AND LEFT COLON CANCER
  • Right colectomy with Complete Mesocolic Excision (CME)
    - Medial to lateral
    - Bottom to up
  • Robotics for suprapubic Colonic Mesorectal Excision
  • Transverse colectomy with Total Mesocolic Excision for cancer
  • Image-guided surgery for splenic flexure tumors
  • Arterial anatomy of the left colon: old and new
  • Robotic left colectomy with CME preserving IMV and IMA: when and how
SESSION 2: LAPAROSCOPIC PROCTECTOMY: TECHNICAL PEARLS
  • Laparoscopic TME
  • Recent changes in laparoscopic anus-preserving operation for rectal cancer
  • Tailor-made TME and extensive TME for T4 rectal cancer
  • Lateral pelvic lymphadenectomy: when and how?
SESSION 3: ROBOTIC TME
  • Laparoscopy to robotic rectal surgery: smooth transition
  • Tips and tricks in difficult robotic TME
  • Robotics for rectal cancer: more than just a fantastic toy
SESSION 4: LAPAROSCOPIC COLONIC RESECTION FOR BENIGN DISEASE
  • Perforated diverticulitis: MIS options from A to Z
  • Colorectal endometriosis
6.00 pm End of session

8.00 pm Dinner in honor of Participants

SATURDAY

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

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

SESSION 5: PREVENTING AND MANAGING INTRA- AND POST-OPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS

  • How to prevent and manage complications in laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Specific complications of TaTME
  • Specific complications of robotic surgery
SESSION 6: LATEST TRENDS IN COLORECTAL SURGERY
  • The role of surgical imaging in colorectal surgery
  • Image-guided colonic surgery: combined imaging modalities
  • Augmented reality and artificial intelligence: current and future applications in colorectal surgery
  • From ERAS program to outpatient procedure and home-connected follow-up:5 years’ experience
SESSION 7: TRANSANAL ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY (TES)
  • Transanal endoscopic surgery for giant and huge rectal adenomas
  • Ideal platform for transanal surgery
  • Essential surgical anatomy and step-by-step procedures in performing TaTME
  • TaTME for complex rectal cancers beyond the learning curve
  • Lateral nodes dissection by TaTME

SESSION 8: DEBATES
  • Complete clinical response following neoadjuvant treatment for rectal cancer
    - Watch and wait
    - Local excision and / or radical resection
  • 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 is superior to laparoscopic and robotic TME
12.30 pm
CLOSING LECTURE
  • Skeletons in the cupboard: when bad things happen to good surgeons
1.30 pm Lunch at the Institute

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

MONDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
  • A very complex case of anal fistula: Video-Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT) technique
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse Suspension (POPS) for descending perineum
  • Large rectal polyp: Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) procedure
  • Perineum reconstruction: a very complex case
  • Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (EPSiT)
  • Martius’ flap for complex recto-vaginal fistula
  • VHT: Video Hemorrhoids Treatment
  • Complex anal fistula in Crohn’s disease
  • Large condyloma infection: my surgical strategy
2.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.45 pm

TRAINING ON PELVIC TRAINER, LIVE TISSUE (MINI-PIGS) AND MODELS
  • Ventral rectopexy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Operation (TEO) and Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)
  • Video-Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT)
  • Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (EPSiT)
  • Laparoscopic stoma tailoring
6.00 pm End of session

8.00 pm Dinner in honor of Participants

TUESDAY

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am
THEORETICAL SESSION

LECTURE: What’s new in proctology ?

SESSION 1: SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STD)
  • STD: five questions we are struggling to answer
  • High Resolution Anoscopy: how to do it
  • HPV Vaccine: when, who and why
  • Surgical strategy for condylomas
  • What to do when there is a cancer
  • Precise typing is mandatory: what must be done
  • Open round table: patient’s QoL and ethical aspects
LECTURE: What could we have done?

SESSION 2: COMPLEX ANAL FISTULA AND RECURRENCES
  • Annual report of the International Anal Fistula Task Force
  • Current seton role: pros & cons
  • Combined minimally invasive treatments to win the long-standing fight
  • Mesenchimal Stem Cells for perianal Crohn’s disease
  • Complex anal fistula in Crohn’s disease: the St. Mark’s experience with minimally invasive
    techniques
  • How many times do we unknowingly treat false anal fistulas?
  • What are the most effective minimally invasive procedures from the literature?
  • Open round table: Patients suffering from complex anal fistula - their points of view
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm
THEORETICAL SESSION

LECTURE: Video Haemorrhoids Treatment (VHT): the rationale of this new technique

SESSION 3: RECTAL POLYPS: GOING TOWARDS MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY AND TRANSANAL APPROACH
  • TAMIS
  • What is available today to perform a transanal approach?
  • Current strategy to treat histologically undefined rectal polyps at IRCAD France
  • What can we do if there is a cancer?
  • What can the robot do?
  • A glance at the literature
  • Open round table: Current strategy at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Florida, USA)
Face-to-face between Faculty and Audience: "Pleased to personally meet you"

5.00 pm End of course / Delivery of certificates of attendance


Programme may be subject to modifications

Laparoscopic and Transanal Colorectal Supermaster Course

THURSDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Laparoscopic right colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Total Mesorectal Excision (TME)
  • Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for colon cancer
  • Laparoscopic TATA (Transabdominal transanal) low anterior resection for rectal cancer

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm

FOR OPTION A:

FREE

FOR OPTION B:

LAPAROSCOPIC APPROACH

Hands-on session on LIVE TISSUE (mini-pig)
  • Operative strategy
  • Right ileo-caecal resection and anastomosis
  • Left sigmoid resection with end to end Knight-Griffen anastomosis
  • Vascular approach
FOR OPTION C:

TRANSANAL APPROACH

1. Hands-on session on PELVIC TRAINER
  • Local resection
  • Purse-string sutures
  • Transanal TME
2. Hands-on session on LIVE TISSUE (mini-pig)
  • 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:

FREE

FOR OPTION B:

LAPAROSCOPIC APPROACH

Hands-on session on LIVE TISSUE (mini-pig)
  • Operative strategy
  • Right ileo-caecal resection and anastomosis
  • Left sigmoid resection with end to end Knight-Griffen anastomosis
  • Vascular approach
FOR OPTION C:

TRANSANAL APPROACH

Hands-on session on ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
  • Local resection
  • Purse-string sutures
  • Transanal TME
12.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.00 pm

VIDEO SESSION / FOR OPTION A, B and C

SESSION 1: COMPLETE MESOCOLIC EXCISION FOR RIGHT AND LEFT COLON CANCER
  • Right colectomy with Complete Mesocolic Excision (CME)
    - Medial to lateral
    - Bottom to up
  • Robotics for suprapubic Colonic Mesorectal Excision
  • Transverse colectomy with Total Mesocolic Excision for cancer
  • Image-guided surgery for splenic flexure tumors
  • Arterial anatomy of the left colon: old and new
  • Robotic left colectomy with CME preserving IMV and IMA: when and how
SESSION 2: LAPAROSCOPIC PROCTECTOMY: TECHNICAL PEARLS
  • Laparoscopic TME
  • Recent changes in laparoscopic anus-preserving operation for rectal cancer
  • Tailor-made TME and extensive TME for T4 rectal cancer
  • Lateral pelvic lymphadenectomy: when and how?
SESSION 3: ROBOTIC TME
  • Laparoscopy to robotic rectal surgery: smooth transition
  • Tips and tricks in difficult robotic TME
  • Robotics for rectal cancer: more than just a fantastic toy
SESSION 4: LAPAROSCOPIC COLONIC RESECTION FOR BENIGN DISEASE
  • Perforated diverticulitis: MIS options from A to Z
  • Colorectal endometriosis
6.00 pm End of session

8.00 pm Dinner in honor of Participants

SATURDAY

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

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

SESSION 5: PREVENTING AND MANAGING INTRA- AND POST-OPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS

  • How to prevent and manage complications in laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Specific complications of TaTME
  • Specific complications of robotic surgery
SESSION 6: LATEST TRENDS IN COLORECTAL SURGERY
  • The role of surgical imaging in colorectal surgery
  • Image-guided colonic surgery: combined imaging modalities
  • Augmented reality and artificial intelligence: current and future applications in colorectal surgery
  • From ERAS program to outpatient procedure and home-connected follow-up:5 years’ experience
SESSION 7: TRANSANAL ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY (TES)
  • Transanal endoscopic surgery for giant and huge rectal adenomas
  • Ideal platform for transanal surgery
  • Essential surgical anatomy and step-by-step procedures in performing TaTME
  • TaTME for complex rectal cancers beyond the learning curve
  • Lateral nodes dissection by TaTME

SESSION 8: DEBATES
  • Complete clinical response following neoadjuvant treatment for rectal cancer
    - Watch and wait
    - Local excision and / or radical resection
  • 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 is superior to laparoscopic and robotic TME
12.30 pm
CLOSING LECTURE
  • Skeletons in the cupboard: when bad things happen to good surgeons
1.30 pm Lunch at the Institute

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