Registration Open: 2017 ESCP Cohort Study

We are excited to announce that ESCP will be running its third cohort study in February - May 2017. This study will collect data on patients undergoing left sided and rectal resections, completing the ESCP’s series of studies about colonic anastomoses. Any centre in the world will be welcome to participate.

Multicentre snapshot prospective audits have the power to bring together surgeons and units across multiple regions or countries for a common research goal, thus strengthening an active network of research participation across Europe and beyond.

ESCP’s first cohort study on right hemicolectomy was completed in 2015 across 284 centres, including 3200 patients. In 2016 the study focussed on stoma closures across 305 centres, including 2441 patients.

The ESCP invites surgeons to participate in the 2017 Cohort Study.

Any hospital in the world performing left hemicolectomy, sigmoid, and rectal resection can participate. Each site can have up to 5 investigators, including consultants and trainees.

Team sign-ups have now closed.


We look forward to working together in 2017!

Kind regards,

ESCP Cohort Studies Sub-Committee

2016 Cohort Study

Dear ESCP members,

At the society’s meeting in Milan in September we were delighted to report the results of ESCP’s 2016 Closure of Stoma cohort study, and to also launch our next cohort study.

A fantastic total of 1200 collaborators representing 303 sites participated in the 2016 Closure of Stoma study. We are very grateful to these surgeons across 48 countries who got involved and collected data on 2500 patients. The statistical analysis for this study is well underway. All collaborators will be included in the final manuscript as PubMed-citable co-authors.

Kind regards,

ESCP Cohort Studies Sub-Committee

ESCP Affiliates