Welcome to the Slovenian ESCP site!

Population: 2,000,000
ESCP Members: 7
Colorectal Surgeons: ~50
Society: Slovenian Association for Gastroenterology and Hepatology
ESCP Representative Name: Gregor Norčič
National Examination: General Surgery; Abdominal Surgery
Journal(s): Gastroenterolog, Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy

With a population of only 2 million inhabitants, Slovenia is one of the smallest nations represented in the ESCP. Slovenian surgeons have been affiliated with the ESCP from the very beginning. The surgical tradition in our country is long and has developed as a part of central European surgical school.

Due to the small size of the country, only a few of Slovenian surgeons practice only coloproctology, while the majority of those focusing on coloproctology are general or abdominal surgeons with a special interest in the field. For the same reason it is formally not possible to specialize in coloproctology and therefore we do not have a national coloproctological society.

Slovenian surgeons with a special interest in coloproctology have thus found their professional forum within the Slovenian Association for Gastroenterology and Hepatology (http://www.szgh.si/), in which both gastroenterologists and digestive surgeons participate actively. Within this society a coloproctological section has been established and these topics are regularly presented at annual meetings.

Educational events dedicated to coloproctology in Slovenia are rare. However, we have organized a very successful Proctology Symposium in Ljubljana in 2018, also with participation of some foreign invited ESCP members as speakers.

A Symposium on Colorectal Surgery was planned to be held in 2020, but eventually had to be postponed due to current Covid pandemic crisis along with all others national professional events. We hope that we will be able to return to our normal routine in 2021.

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