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

International colorectal cohort study advances research into surgical techniques and post-operative outcomes for patients

International colorectal cohort study advances research into surgical techniques and post-operative outcomes for patients

9 October 2018

ESCP will undertake further cohort studies on robotic colorectal surgery, the management of acute severe ulcerative colitis and parastomal hernia...

ESCP announces new key appointments

ESCP announces new key appointments

5 October 2018

As its membership hits 1,650, ESCP has announced key board appointments for the next year. The elected Council and Board of Trustees is committed to...

UEG Week 2018 - register now and get free access to the ESSAT Surgical Learning Area

3 October 2018

Free for all delegates registered for UEG Week 2018. UEG Week combines world class scientific research, invited lectures by leading minds in...

Study on appendectomies as a treatment for ulcerative colitis voted best research paper at ESCP 2018

Study on appendectomies as a treatment for ulcerative colitis voted best research paper at ESCP 2018

28 September 2018

ESCP has announced the winner of its best abstract research paper as 'Therapy refractory ulcerative colitis patients may benefit from appendectomy' by...

ESCP robotic surgery cohort study for 2019 announced at invigorating new trials forum

ESCP robotic surgery cohort study for 2019 announced at invigorating new trials forum

27 September 2018

The ESCP Cohort Studies Committee will undertake a robotic cohort study in 2019 which will investigate robotic surgery impact on major...

Donato Altomare keynote on breath biopsy for colorectal cancer screening

Donato Altomare keynote on breath biopsy for colorectal cancer screening

27 September 2018

Donato Francesco Altomare is a celebrated professor of coloproctology and colorectal cancer specialist at Università degli Studi di Bari whose...

Upcoming Events

International Bordeaux Colorectal Masterclass

15 October 2018 to 19 October 2018

UEG Week 2018 Vienna - join the livestream here

20 October 2018 to 24 October 2018

Surgery for Tomorrow's NHS

7 November 2018

SICCR 7th Educational Colorectal Meeting

19 November 2018 to 20 November 2018

World Congress on Surgeons 2018

22 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

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

To review these, and other articles relevant to colorectal pathology, log in or become a member.


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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