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Rectal Cancer Surgery - The Aftermath

"Everything you need to know about leaks and perineal defects"


The health and wellbeing of ESCP members is a top priority for the organisation and the ESCP Executive Committee are closely monitoring the global Coronavirus situation as it develops. Unfortunately, the 9th Regional Masterclass 'Rectal Cancer Surgery – The Aftermath' which was to be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands on Thursday 18 June is postponed until June 2021.

We advise members to adhere to recommendations from local governments and the World Health Organisations (WHO) in helping to prevent/reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus on a larger scale and to contact relevant travel operators directly for updates on scheduled travel arrangements.

We look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled Masterclass!


Supported by educational grants from B. Braun, Ethicon and Stryker

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Registration fees

ESCP Member €100; ESCP Trainee €50; Non-Member €200; Trainee Non-Member €80.


Programme

TimeSession/Topic
08:30 - 09:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 09:10 ESCP Welcome and Introduction to the Masterclass

Session 1: Acute leaks after rectal cancer surgery

Chairs: Andre D’Hoore, Yves Panis

09:10 - 09:30 Setting the scene: an overview of the problem - Speaker TBC
09:30 - 09:50 Can the gastroenterologist help? - Cyriel Ponsioen
09:50 - 10:10 Role of transanal and percutaneous drainage - Jérémie Lefevre
10:10 - 10:30 To divert or not to divert: the truth lies in between for optimal results - Quentin Denost
10:30 - 10:50 Highly selective diversion and VAC assisted early closure of anastomotic leaks - Roel Hompes
10:50 - 11:10 Tea/Coffee Break + Exhibition

Session 2: Chronic pelvic sepsis

Chairs: Ian Jenkins, Jérémie Lefevre

11:10 - 11:50

Debate: A chronic anastomotic sinus

  • Can we prevent it? can be ignored? - Yves Panis
  • Should always be actively treated - Pieter Tanis
11:50 - 12:20

Keynote Lecture

Reconstructive options and salvage procedures for chronic pelvic sepsis - Andre D’Hoore

12:20 - 13:00 Lunch

Session 3: Case-based discussions and trials updates

Chairs: Christianne Buskens, Dion Morton

13:00 - 14:10
  • EAGLE Project - Dion Morton
  • IMARI Study - Kevin Talboom
  • Leak Check + Double Leak Check - Freek Daams
  • Intact Study - Roel Hompes
  • TENTACLE - Hans de Wilt
  • BIOPEX 2 - Sarah Sharabian
  • Cases introduced by Pieter Tanis and Jérémie Lefevre

Session 4: Surgery for locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer

Chairs: Hans de Wilt, Quentin Denost

14:10 - 14:30 Bony resections: what is the limit? - Ian Jenkins
14:30 - 14:50 Closing the gap: options and outcomes - Oren Lapid
14:50 - 15:10 Organ displacement and impact on functional outcomes - Sarah Sharabian
15:10 - 15:30 QoL after pelvic exenterations: impact on consent and shared decision making - Deena Harji
15:30 - 16:00 Tea/Coffee Break

Session 5: Perineal hernias

Chairs: Deena Harji, Ian Jenkins

16:00 - 16:20 Omentoplasties: prevention or cause of perineal hernia - Robin Blok
16:20 - 17:00

Debate: Perineal hernia should be repaired by…

  • Laparoscopic approach - Timothy Rockall
  • Transperineal open approach - Pieter Tanis
17:00 Close of Masterclass
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