ESCP Nice 26-28 September 2018

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ESCP 6th Regional Masterclass - Rome, Italy, 19 November 2018
Laparoscopic CME Course 18-19 December 2018

Apply here for the European School of Coloproctology's LapCME Programme which starts with a two-day course. Deadline for applications is 31 October 2018.

IPAA and continent ileostomy workshop 15-16 November 2018

Apply here for the European School of Coloproctology's IPAA and continent ileostomy (Kock pouch and modifications) two-day workshop.

Latest News

ESCP Research Committee is looking for new members

ESCP Research Committee is looking for new members

15 November 2018

ESCP is keen to get more members involved in its highly respected Research Committee which is active across Europe and beyond. Charles Knowles...

Long-term outcome of surgery versus conservative management for recurrent and ongoing complaints after an episode of diverticulitis

15 November 2018

Our November Paper of the Month report looks at the 5-year follow-up results of a multicenter randomized controlled trial (DIRECT-Trial) on the...

October’s monthly topic overview - Diverticulitis

1 November 2018

ESCP focused on the topic of diverticulitis throughout October. Coordinated by colorectal surgeon Mark Katory (United Kingdom) and Young ESCP member...

Deadline approaching for Laparoscopic CME Programme submissions

Deadline approaching for Laparoscopic CME Programme submissions

25 October 2018

The deadline date is approaching for the very first training initiative led by ESCP's European School of Coloproctology which will promote...

Register now for ESC interactive hands-on workshop on ileoanal pouches (IPAA) and continent Ileostomies (Kock and modified Kock pouch) - limited spaces still available!

Register now for ESC interactive hands-on workshop on ileoanal pouches (IPAA) and continent Ileostomies (Kock and modified Kock pouch) - limited spaces still available!

23 October 2018

The deadline for submitting applications for the IPAA and continent ileostomy workshop on 15-16 November is looming but there is still time for...

ESCP Masterclass in Rome in November will share best practice and advances in treating complex anal fistulas

ESCP Masterclass in Rome in November will share best practice and advances in treating complex anal fistulas

22 October 2018

David Zimmerman ESCP is looking forward to hosting its 6th Regional Masterclass in Rome next month. The masterclass, to be held on the 19 November...

Upcoming Events

SICCR 7th Educational Colorectal Meeting

19 November 2018 to 20 November 2018

World Congress on Surgeons 2018

22 November 2018 to 24 November 2018

Fourth UEMS Conference on CME-CPD in Europe

23 November 2018 to 24 November 2018

Budapest Proctology Meeting 2018

23 November 2018 to 24 November 2018

Frontiers in Intestinal and Colorectal Disease

27 November 2018 to 30 November 2018

12th European Colorectal Congress 2018

3 December 2018 to 6 December 2018

Laparoscopic CME Course

17 December 2018 to 18 December 2018

Alpine Colorectal Meeting 2019

27 January 2019 to 29 January 2019

EAES Winter Meeting 2019

7 February 2019 to 8 February 2019

14th Congress of ECCO 2019

6 March 2019 to 9 March 2019

Brisbane Functional Colorectal Conference

15 March 2019 to 16 March 2019

More events

Colorectal Disease – the Official Journal of ESCP

Colorectal Disease Journal cover


This month:

Is it time to rethink the rule of total mesorectal excision? A prospective radiological and pathologic study in 49 consecutive patients with mid-rectal cancer ~ Nathalie Guedj, Magaly Zappa, Léon Maggiori, Caroline Bertin, Christophe Hennequin and Yves Panis

Volatile organic compounds as new biomarkers for colorectal cancer: a review (pages 654–663) ~ M. Di Lena, F. Porcelli and D. F. Altomare

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Editor's choice

A new article from the journal is selected each month as Editor's Choice. An accompanying commentary is written by one of the Associate Editors.

Long-term results following an anatomically based surgical technique for resection of colon cancer: a comparison with results from complete mesocolic excision ~ Bokey L, Chapuis PH, Chan C, Stewart P, Rickard MJFX, Keshava A, Dent OF.


The journal of Colorectal Disease publishes original research in all disciplines relating to colorectal pathology.

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