This 23rd Annual International Colorectal Disease Symposium is designed to provide a comprehensive, in-depth, detailed overview of new, controversial, challenging, and provocative colorectal themes. The annual program is merged with the 33rd Annual Turnbull Symposium traditionally held in Cleveland Ohio. A live surgery day, an Advanced Transanal Surgery Workshop & Wet Lab, an SNS workshop and a day of scientific paper/poster presentations will be included as optional programs. The meeting will occur during five comprehensive days, three of which will include over 80 podium presentations and over 10 hours of interactive panel discussions with questions and answers.
In addition, formal exchange amongst the faculty and registrants will be encouraged during breakfast, lunch and breaks. The topics were selected from the surveys during the last several years’ symposia participants as well as through a variety of expert opinions, literature review and physician competencies. Therefore, the program is designed to include a mixture of technique and technology. Attendance at the symposium will provide the registrants with a detailed analysis of the current status of virtually every major colorectal area. Video demonstrations will help improve competencies and patient outcomes. Both expected and adverse outcomes as well as the recognition and management of such outcomes will be emphasized. Numerous lectures and, in fact, one entire panel will be centered upon the definitions and optimization of patient outcomes. Interdisciplinary integration amongst surgery, gastroenterology and pathology will be emphasized
Physicians, residents, nurses, wound care professionals and allied health professionals in colorectal surgery, general surgery and gastroenterology
Rectal cancer • Colon cancer • IBD • Crohn’s disease • Ulcerative colitis • Laparoscopic surgery • Robotics in colorectal surgery • Artificial bowel sphincter • Colorectal pathology • TEM/TEO • Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) • NOTES • Fistulas and fissures • STARR • Hemorrhoidectomy • Live Surgery