On 18 Dec 2014First, I would like to express my gratitude to the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) for the privilege of granting me a two-week travelling fellowship. My fellowship experiences at Karolinska University Hospital, St. Mark’s Hospital, and Amsterdam Medical Center were both exciting and enlightening. This invaluable experience will have a major impact on my future clinical practice and research content. Indeed, my short stay in Europe will be a memory I will cherish for the rest of my life.
On 19 Nov 2014ESCP is delighted to announce its first regional educational masterclass Moscow, Russia, 16 April 2015, organised in conjunction with S-ECCO. This masterclass will take place on the first day of the International Congress of the Russian Association of Coloproctology meeting (16-18 April 2015) and is organised with the kind agreement and support of Professor Yury Shelygin, President of ESCP, and local organiser.
On 20 Oct 2014This year UEG has a new interactive platform to enhance your congress experience. To follow 100 sessions via livestream and post questions directly to the podium from anywhere in the world, go to live.ueg.eu/week.
On 23 Sep 2014Professor Andre D’Hoore, who chaired both the Guidelines Synthesis report session and the keynote lecture by Evaghelos Xynos, talked with us about rectal prolapse before our annual meeting in Barcelona… “There is a lot of debate on how to manage perianal Crohn’s disease. A recent publication in Gut on a ‘global consensus’ on classification, diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment demonstrates the shortage of high quality randomised clinical trials for surgical options for patients with Crohn’s disease,” began Professor D’Hoore.
On 22 Sep 2014In the lead up to Barcelona 2014, Dr Marat Khaikin from Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer in Israel, who is giving the keynote lecture 'SILS - where are we?', spoke with us about SILS. The potential advantages of moving from multi-port laparoscopic surgery to single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is to reduce the number of ports and thereby: minimise wound related complications, decrease post-operative pain, shorten hospital stay, improve cosmesis, improve cost effectiveness, offer faster recovery; and potentially fewer adhesions so in the long-term it is expected the procedure will result in less complications (such as small bowel obstruction).