On 29 Aug 2014Each year ESCP provides the opportunity for ten young surgeons with an interest in coloproctology to undertake a three-month fellowship in a different country. The 2013/14 fellowships were generously supported by a grant from Medtronic, as well as funds from ESCP. Here, three of the 2014 fellows report on their experiences:
On 26 Aug 2014Each year, the President of the ASCRS is invited to speak at the ESCP meeting. In Barcelona, Dr Terry Hicks discussed the past, present and future of training colorectal surgeons in the United States. We talked with him in advance of his presentation. “I have been asked to talk about what it takes to educate a fellow in colorectal surgery in the United States,” said Dr Hicks from New Orleans, Louisiana, where he is Associate Chairman, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Clinic, and Clinical Professor of Surgery, LSU School of Medicine.
On 14 Aug 2014We talked to Professor Ronan O’Connell, President of the ESCP, who discusses how ESCP's conference has evolved into one of the most important meetings on the coloproctology calendar. This year’s meeting in Barcelona will be the 9th ESCP conference, how has the meeting evolved over the years? The 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of ESCP promises to best the most successful ESCP meeting to date with in excess of 1500 delegates attending from more than 50 countries, a far cry from the 350-400 delegates at our first meetings.
On 14 Aug 2014Chair of the symposium on ‘Intestinal Polyposis’, Professor Sue Clark (Consultant Colorectal Surgeon St Mark's Hospital, London and Adjunct Professor Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London) outlines some of the themes and key issues under discussion in Barcelona.